LTLFTcomposite wrote:I did see an article today that Prius sales are way down, sorry I don't have the link now. They pointed out that at today's gas prices it would take something like 28 years to make back the higher purchase price in gas savings. Of course that assumes we are looking at 28 years of prices at these levels.
Those articles are always FUD anyway. They never compare cars with the same cargo room, seating capacity, or luxury features.
I bought a 2005 Prius several years ago for about $11,000. That was cheaper than I could get a Camry, Matrix, or Corolla with the same condition/miles on odometer in my town.
I'm currently looking at used Leafs at around the that same price point but 6 to 7 years newer. Some have only 15,000 miles on them some have 40,000 miles but ever single one has more luxury features than my old 2005 and every single one is nicer than the bare bones cars these sorts of articles want to compare them to.
People that write these sorts of articles need to look at truedelta.com to compare features and reliability and stop making invalid price comparisons.