Posted by *BobDavis* on January 3, 2007, 7:40 pm

Hybrid car cost calculator

www.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/hev/calculator

Thinking about purchasing a hybrid vehicle? This Department of Energy

site will allow you to compare the lifetime costs and air emissions of

a hybrid to those of a conventional vehicle. It even has data on makes

and models, so you won't have to enter any information.

For example: Compare a 4-cylinder Toyota Prius to a 6-cylinder Ford

Escape. For the Prius, the purchase price is $9,222, with a fuel

economy of 60 mpg in the city and 51 on the highway. The Ford Escape,

at $3,280, gets 18 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway.

Enter your annual mileage (15,000), the lifespan of your vehicle (7

years) and average gasoline cost ($.20). Other factors are resale

value and annual maintenance costs. Enter yours or use the site's

default for your chosen vehicles. In this case, the cumulative cost of

the Prius over seven years was $0,838.30 (taking into consideration a

resale value of $,598.53), while the cumulative cost of the Escape

was $0,914.28 (with a resale value of $,269.98). That's an average

annual savings of $,439.43 and an average per-mile savings of $.10

with the Prius.

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Posted by *B. Peg* on January 3, 2007, 9:43 pm

*> ....while the cumulative cost of the Escape*

*> was $0,914.28 (with a resale value of $,269.98).*

Seriously, what Ford is worth $,300 in 7 years? None I've ever owned.

Hell, I only got $00 out of a 7 year old Saturn at trade-in. With the glut

of trade-ins and used cars, resale values are way down.

Also, I haven't seen gas down to $.20/gal. in California in a long time.

It's currently about $.40 higher than it was last year at this time.

Locally it is $.63 for reg. and $.09 in Santa Barbara, CA. If you dare

stop in Bridgeport, CA its more likely to be $.99/gallon.

B~

Posted by *Michael Pardee* on January 4, 2007, 12:56 am

*> Hybrid car cost calculator*

*> www.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/hev/calculator*

*> Thinking about purchasing a hybrid vehicle? This Department of Energy*

*> site will allow you to compare the lifetime costs and air emissions of*

*> a hybrid to those of a conventional vehicle. It even has data on makes*

*> and models, so you won't have to enter any information.*

*> For example: Compare a 4-cylinder Toyota Prius to a 6-cylinder Ford*

*> Escape. For the Prius, the purchase price is $9,222, with a fuel*

*> economy of 60 mpg in the city and 51 on the highway. The Ford Escape,*

*> at $3,280, gets 18 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway.*

*> Enter your annual mileage (15,000), the lifespan of your vehicle (7*

*> years) and average gasoline cost ($.20). Other factors are resale*

*> value and annual maintenance costs. Enter yours or use the site's*

*> default for your chosen vehicles. In this case, the cumulative cost of*

*> the Prius over seven years was $0,838.30 (taking into consideration a*

*> resale value of $,598.53), while the cumulative cost of the Escape*

*> was $0,914.28 (with a resale value of $,269.98). That's an average*

*> annual savings of $,439.43 and an average per-mile savings of $.10*

*> with the Prius.*

*>*

*
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If the calculator is right, I'm more than $000 ahead with the Prius over

the comparable (but downscale) Corolla! Ours is a 2002 model, which was

$0.5K when we bought it.

Of course, that is assuming gas will stay around $.20 for the next ten

years. It will, won't it? When we bought the Prius the comparisons were

being made with gas at $.50.

Mike

Posted by *Michelle Steiner* on January 4, 2007, 4:31 am

*> If the calculator is right, I'm more than $000 ahead with the Prius *

*> over the comparable (but downscale) Corolla! Ours is a 2002 model, *

*> which was $0.5K when we bought it.*

I tried to use the calculator to compare the Prius with the Acura that I

had previously, but the calculator does not take into account the

twenty-cent difference between regular and high-test gasoline.

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Posted by on January 4, 2007, 8:17 pm

*>>*

*>> Hybrid car cost calculator*

*>>*

*>> www.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/hev/calculator*

*>>*

*>> Thinking about purchasing a hybrid vehicle? This Department of Energy*

*>> site will allow you to compare the lifetime costs and air emissions of*

*>> a hybrid to those of a conventional vehicle. It even has data on makes*

*>> and models, so you won't have to enter any information.*

*>>*

*>> For example: Compare a 4-cylinder Toyota Prius to a 6-cylinder Ford*

*>> Escape. For the Prius, the purchase price is $9,222, with a fuel*

*>> economy of 60 mpg in the city and 51 on the highway. The Ford Escape,*

*>> at $3,280, gets 18 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway.*

*>>*

*>> Enter your annual mileage (15,000), the lifespan of your vehicle (7*

*>> years) and average gasoline cost ($.20). Other factors are resale*

*>> value and annual maintenance costs. Enter yours or use the site's*

*>> default for your chosen vehicles. In this case, the cumulative cost of*

*>> the Prius over seven years was $0,838.30 (taking into consideration a*

*>> resale value of $,598.53), while the cumulative cost of the Escape*

*>> was $0,914.28 (with a resale value of $,269.98). That's an average*

*>> annual savings of $,439.43 and an average per-mile savings of $.10*

*>> with the Prius.*

*>>*

*>>*

*>>*

*
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*>>*

*>>*

*> If the calculator is right, I'm more than $000 ahead with the Prius over *

*> the comparable (but downscale) Corolla! Ours is a 2002 model, which was *

*> $0.5K when we bought it.*

*> Of course, that is assuming gas will stay around $.20 for the next ten *

*> years. It will, won't it? When we bought the Prius the comparisons were *

*> being made with gas at $.50.*

*> Mike*

How much did it cost you for a brake job? The tranny? Or anything else that

craps out on other cars?

> ....while the cumulative cost of the Escape> was $0,914.28 (with a resale value of $,269.98).