Originally Posted by pooleo
I personally believe in having my monthly overhead cost as LOW as possible. It just dont make sense to me why folks will go and buy a $40k car and have a $300 a month car payment! the money you save in fuel cannot exceed the price of the car for at least 20yrs or so I would think..... Besides that, food taxes and other things are going to still be going up. Also, no one really knows how long this technology even last...!?!?! These hybrids might just start takeing big shits 10 yrs down the road! no thanks, I'll keep all 3 of our trucks that are bought and paid for, you go ahead and dump 300/month for a useless car. Now if your going to buy a $40k car to begin with, then there really is no argument, this is in comparison to someone who has a car/truck paid off or close to paying off. But this push that is out there to "trade" in your car to buy a hybrid dont make no sense to me.
I agree with you on this.
I do know someone who owns a Prius. He drives all over the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin for his business. He puts about 40,000 miles on the car a year.
For a job like that it is understand able to have the most efficient car possible, but for driving back and forth to work everyday, the savings do not out weigh the costs.