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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.

Yeah, really.

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.


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