posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 01:51 PM
What you are not taking into account for the Prius or a Jetta TDI, for example, is that not only do they get 40-something mpg, their resales are
amazingly high. You can buy a new one and trade in two years less expensively than any other cars on the road (in the U.S.), ASSUMING you are able to
make the investment in the first place. Even good used cars can be more expensive, considering the likelihood of very expensive repairs, while new
cars are under warranty.
I am in sales, and I drive quite a bit, every working day, and believe me, I know my cost per mile. I have tried lots of options, and the
least expensive car I have ever owned was a Prius.