Terms range from 36 to 60 months, unprecidented in Toyota's history. No traffic in the showrooms trying to get customers in. Models include:CorollaCamryMatrixRAV4HighlanderFJ Cruiser4RunnerSiennaSequoiaTacomaTundrahttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27013926/...Although Toyota has cut financing rates and offered other deals in the past, zero-percent financing on such a wide scale is an unprecedented move for an automaker that has prided itself on its restraint with incentives. Its U.S. counterparts, meanwhile, have aggressively used cut-rate financing and big cash-back offers as a way to bolster sales in the flagging auto market...
Side note: I don't have natural gas available where I live but if I did I would seriously consider buying the new Honda Civic GX NGV with a home refueling unit.240 mile range. Fuel cost about 1/2 of gasoline. Extremely low pollution. Overnight refueling with home Phil unit.http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-gx/Go T. Bone!Peter
The Civic Hybrid doesn't do too bad.DavidPower at the PumpThe benefits of the refined gasoline-electric powertrain on the Civic Hybrid are never more evident than when you watch those little numbers adding up at the pump. And with an EPA-estimated city/highway rating of 40 city/45 hwy mpg,* you’ll spend a lot less time there at the gas station.
It's so funny: My 1990 Honda Civic gave 37 city/40 highway. We had to get rid of it at 230K since we wanted a "safer" car for our baby, and rust had really eaten through our car quite a bit (the salt back east really kills the car). You could get one of those. I still see plenty of them around, especially in Southern California.-- Entangled.
You could get one of those. My 1987 Honda Civic is doing just fine, thank you. It will roll over to 200,000 within a month or two. No rust that I know of. Salt is not so bad in Virginia.I'm looking ahead.Peter
My 1987 Honda Civic is doing just fine,Oops, I meant 1997 Civic.I get about 35-36 highway. I think the 1997 model is bigger and heavier than the 1987-1990 models so a little less mileage.BTW, I'm concerned about the batteries on the hybrids. Would they last 11 years? If not, replacing them is a serious bump to the per mile expense. Say $3000 over 150,000 miles. That would be 2 cents per mile. Peter
me too...my "ride" is a POS 96 Saturn crossing 147k still going...till it won't. Good shape thanks to VA road maintenance and client's care [automotve guys].KBM (cheap BUT NOT as cheap as Steve - the "King of Cheapness")
my "ride" is a POS 96 Saturn crossing 147k still goingMy primary ride is a 98 Civic: 40+ mpg, and it only has 80,000 on it because I don't waste gas on a lot of unnessesasary trips. (cheap BUT NOT as cheap as Steve - the "King of Cheapness") Come the revolution, thrift will be the most rewarding virtue. Steve
Come[s] the revolution, thrift will be the most rewarding virtue.SteveThe "only" rewarding virtue.KBM ("Comes the Revolution" - graddad's expression - and as an old line socialist he meant it)
("Comes the Revolution" - graddad's expression - and as an old line socialist he meant it) In the present context, the "revolution" is the full realization of all the general rants.Steve
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