We drove home our newly leased a Prius C a few weeks ago. Two reasons we leased are that it’s a bit cheaper every month and technology may be vastly improved in 5 years so we might want another car then, preferably a totally electric one. Surprisingly my husband loves this car. He keeps stealing it from me to drive himself to work and play.
The Prius is awesome. I can’t believe how different hybrid driving is. We don’t even put a key in an ignition. There is no ignition hole. We just press a start button. When you park and turn the car off the car tells you how much the trip cost in gas. It costs around 25 cents worth of gas for me to drive to work.
It used to cost us $80-$100 to fill up the van. I would put in at least $20-$30 of gas in every week. That is with very limited driving. The Prius boasts an average gas costs as $780 a year. If I can keep my husband away from MY new Prius I think my gas usage will be closer to $500 a year. I don’t drive far.
Everyone that has driven in my car or have been given a tour are amazed. A few are making plans to get one in the future.
Now in my opinion hybrid cars have their faults and electric could be ideal when available affordably. Leasing my Prius is my way of supporting alternative, eco-friendlier vehicles.
“Toyota Hybrid’s give you both power and powerfully efficient performance. That’s because Toyota’s revolutionary Hybrid Synergy Drive is capable of operating in electric-mode only, gas-mode only, or a seamless combination of the two. The result is fantastic fuel efficiency—ideal in the city—and amazing acceleration and increased horsepower at highway speeds.”
And well hell, it’s a sexy new car that I love to drive!
I’ll post how much it costs to fill when we need to fill it.
I really haven’t been cognitive of gas prices. It wasn’t until I filled up my husband’s Toyota Prius Hybrid that I had a moment of understanding of how people who drive gas cars feel.