Posted by Knobdoodle on July 18, 2009, 12:08 pm
Valid point. Even still; at 48mpg vs 33mpg and fuel at approx $.10L you'd
get 200,000 miles with the $5,000 price difference.
So after 200,000 miles you'd break even (assuming there were no other
Posted by Noddy on July 18, 2009, 12:16 pm
*And* you're still stuck with one of the world's ugliest cars :)
Posted by Knobdoodle on July 18, 2009, 1:42 pm
Posted by Sylvia Else on July 18, 2009, 12:40 pm
Well, it isn't quite that simple. It depends how quickly you get through
your 200,000 miles.
The longer it takes, the more interest you could have earned on the
$5,000 if you hadn't bought a hybrid, and the more extra petrol you
could have bought with the interest.
Beyond a certain point, which I can't be bothered to work out, there is
no break even point, and the non-hybrid wins forever.
Posted by Knobdoodle on July 18, 2009, 1:50 pm
Yes; another very good point.
So there's no money-saving, no prestige, no quantifiable "green"
credentials, they're slow, heavy and they look silly and owning one
identifies you as a simpleton who's bad at maths.....
Apart from that they're OK, right?