|Originally Posted By AFARR:
Originally Posted By woodsie:
Do a cost benefit analysis on it and see how long it would take at $2 gas to pay back the additional investment in the hybrid system.
That will probably answer your question for the most part. If results aren't conclusive, then I have no clue.
Prius Basic/Auto trans hatchback....$22,000 MSRP. Mileage (48 city/45 highway).
Yaris Basic/Auto trans hatchback...$14,000 MSRP. Mileage (29/35).
Call it a $8000 price difference (call it 4000 gallons of gas)
Average Mileage for the Prius is 46.5
Average Mileage for the Yaris is 32
14.5 MPG difference.
To keep things simple....you can Buy the Yaris for $14,000 and pay for gas for 128,000 MILES before you can pay for just the Prius.
Or I can keep my 94 Nissan Sentra, which gets 35 city/45 highway and...