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Subject:  Re: Could I Have an "Attaboy!" Date:  6/12/2013  5:52 PM
Author:  vkg Number:  307081 of 308451

My new house and job are really close together. My Accord now gets lousy gas mileage (no better than 22mpg) because of the short distances, hilly terrain and traffic signs/lights. My girlfriend's hybrid seems unaffected by any of it. So I might wind up selling / trading in my Accord before my 10 year target in part because of its fuel economy.

- Joel


Given the distance, you won't recover the difference in less gas usage.

We have a Prius, and it is a good commute car. At the same time we bought it a relative needed a car. It was going to be necessary for them to finance the car. My advice to buy a used non-hybrid was actually heeded. There was no way it would have been possible to recover the $15K difference in gas. Especially, when after 4 years, the car was totalled.
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