Posted by Mark A on July 14, 2008, 6:43 pm
The resale value of the Prius has nothing to do with how long it lasts
(compared to other Toyota's). It is high because there is a shortage of new
hybrid cars, and there is an extreme shortage of used hybrid cars (because
not many were manufactured until recently).
For example, the resale value of a big Toyota truck has plummeted. Not
because it has any reliability problems, but because no one wants a gas
Posted by Cathy F. on July 14, 2008, 4:09 pm
I agree w/you re: claiming that a Camry hybrid is more economical than a
Prius - makes no sense.
Posted by mack on July 14, 2008, 5:07 pm
Without knowing the sales figures for the Civic Hybrid, I have to wonder why
they've taken the back seat to the Prius. Is it possibly because the car
has only a little "Hybrid" plaque on the trunk indicating its inner
workings? The Prius is so totally different from other Toyota models it's
easy to identify as a Hybrid. Maybe a Hybrid buyer wants people to know up
front that he has the "green" conscience ...and the bucks, to do so.
Posted by Tomes on July 15, 2008, 3:46 am
It is because the Prius is a better overall design. That is all it is.
Posted by JM on July 14, 2008, 5:09 pm
I just put fuel in my 2.2 /4 Cyl 1995 Camry.
=US$0.50 a UK Gallon...4.5 Ltrs.
You guys are well off in the petrol price yet..