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New car! Corolla NOT Prius

We finally did it. We decided to NOT get a Toyota Prius 06, and opted for a much cheaper Toyota Corolla 06. In the end, I think we made the right decision. Based on gas savings, the Corolla gets 30 mpg city / 38 mpg highway. The Prius supposedly gives you 60 mpg city / 51 mpg highway. However, the Prius costs about $10,000 more than the Corolla. To breakeven with that difference, it would take about 20 years of gas savings on the Prius to realize the extra $10,000 spent. This assessment was based on the CNET Hybrid Car Fuel Cost Saving Calculator.

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Gas Price Gauging = Toyota Prius

Can you believe the price of gas now! In Rochester, MN it is at $2.47/gallon. For me, that means paying $30 for a full tank of gas. In my opinion, ridiculous. I am seriously considering getting a hybrid vehicle like the Toyota Prius. The demand is so great for this vehicle that people who have the money to buy the car are making it into a business. I’ve heard that some people are buying them at $20,000 a piece, and profitting by selling them at $25,000 each. Yes! You heard this right. A used car that actually appreciates in value once it leaves the dealer’s parking lot. Who would’ve thought that day would come.

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