Posted by Al Falfa on November 6, 2009, 2:59 am
Go back and read her message again. You missed the point entirely.
Posted by Cathy on November 6, 2009, 3:29 am
Yes, it is. But the Corolla fit my needs fine.
I didn't *need* a Prius. I wanted one. Not enough of a reason for me to
spend an extra $K at that point in time. As to amenities, the Corolla was
an LE with added options, so wasn't exactly a bare bones deal.
What I saw was that I liked the Prius more than the Corolla, but am not
rolling in money, & the Corolla fit my needs.
I don't *need* a car that's larger than a Corolla.
Don't get yourself in a frazzle: my criteria is : "Is it the right price for
what I need & want?" Something can be less expensive, yet not worth buying
instead of the pricier deal. Hmmm... thought that was readily apparent via
my choice of the Prius over the Insight.
It's a lovely house; it truly is - no need to worry yourself on that count,
either. Got this house for a good price - a very good price. And one which
was affordable. (The mortgage has been paid off - vs. being in the mess so
many people have found themselves in.) It was built in 1920 & has a lot of
charm, HW floors throughout - incl. the kitchen, French doors, wood-burning
fireplace, breakfast nook, plaster & lath construction, etc. The same
amenities in a new house would cost the earth & be completely out of budget.
I made the right choices for *my* circumstances.
A simple "Congrats" would've been nice...
Posted by Cathy on November 6, 2009, 3:35 am
Oops - sorry! - thought I'd posted the bit about comparing the Prius with
the Hionda Insight, but didn't here (did in another Toyota ng). So...
I did take some looks at the '10 Honda Insight, but IMO it just didn't
measure up. Mileage isn't as good, it's smaller, not as much power, and I
heartily dislike the design of the dash (all knobly instead of sleek). The
price is better, & the exterior is cute (well, gee, I wonder why?! <g>), but
overall it falls short of the Prius, AFAIC.
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on November 6, 2009, 4:40 am
But you compared the cars based on things that didn't matter.
Posted by Cathy on November 6, 2009, 4:51 am
Huh? Yes, they mattered - to me.