Jan 24

Why I Never Want to Buy a Non-Hybrid Car Again

I recently got a great deal on Toyota Prius from Motorphilia. I have never been so pleased purchasing a car. Not even when I bought a BMW 328 brand new.

Why do I love my car?
1.) I like the fact that my car contributes significantly less CO2 in the air than my other car did. Why? Because I as well as other people I like breathe air, and I’d just assume keep it clean.
2.) I am saddened by the political landscape in the Middle East and other regions dominated by oil. Oil is a capital-rich, labor poor industry, which often presents a ripe breeding ground for corruption. By driving a car that gets 45 miles to the gallon average, I am helping reduce the demand for oil. America should be free of this addiction once and for all.
3.) It’s very cheap to fill up. $20 can fill the tank.
4.) It drives well and has a very nice fit and finish.

Toyota puts a meter on the dash that shows how many miles you are getting per gallon. It feels like a video game when you try to reduce it, and I like the notion that they reward drivers for responsible behavior.

Joshua Baer claims he’ll never drive another gas powered vehicle again. I don’t blame him one bit. Once you realize how enjoyable it is to drive a battery powered car, you’ll wonder why more vehicles don’t use one.

Anyway, not trying to be a smug hippie here. I just really dig my new (to me) car.

  • http://modite.com Rebecca

    I bought a Honda Civic Hybrid last year and I know exactly what you mean. I love rarely filling up the gas tank and how dependable it is. I never owned a car before buying my hybrid so I didn’t think I would enjoy owning a car, but I really, really do.
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..Can you have any job you want? =-.

  • http://michellesblog.net Michelle

    @rebecca thanks for adding your thoughts. BTW, my RAX coworker loves Alice.com and I’ve been meaning to check it. Sounds very cool.

  • http://www.jlwautoworld.com jeff

    Driving a hybrid car is a great thing to aspire to every environmentally aware person should think that way and re-prioritize their finances accordingly.

  • http://www.autodriver.com/new-cars/index.html cheapest new car

    yeah you are true one should always try how to minimize the proportion of CO2 in atmosphere. Everyone should make their car serviced properly on time to time so that your car will give you sufficient average which will minimize oil demand and reduce air pollution one more thing to cope of from air pollution one should try to grow more and more trees. I have implemented this and want everybody to do so. Thnx

  • http://austindriveclean.com Jennie Chen

    Have you tried hypermiling that baby? My coach in Houston gets 106 mpg out of his.

    • http://michellesblog.net Michelle

      Jennie, that’s awesome. What does that entail?

  • http://www.motorphilia.com Aaron Manley Smith

    Hey Michelle,

    I’m so happy you love your new car . . . I knew you would like it if you gave it a chance.

    After putting some thought into this subject, I’ve come to the conclusion that Hybrids are the future of cars and I’m currently trying to help many of our clients move to these options when they are available and make sense for their lifestyles.

    It amazes me how people do not think about how much driving a thirsty car affects their budget.

    Switching from a Tahoe to a Prius, will save the average family over $2500.00 a year. . . . add that up over a child’s life and that’s one very good college education covered.

    All of our marketing with Motorphilia is word of mouth, so please help us help more people save time, money, and hassles by letting them know about us!

    Thanks so much :)

  • http://dailypush.com Chad

    excellent choice… I have been driving a VW Jetta diesel. Did they say anything about when the battery needs to be replaced?
    The question has been keeping me away from the hybrids, because I hear after 4 years you lose all mileage. Not sure if that is true but that is the rumor.
    .-= Chad´s last blog ..New android app =-.

  • http://www.motorphilia.com Aaron Manley Smith

    @Chad . . . Toyota claims they have yet to have had one battery replaced on any of the Gen II Prius’s.

    They’re remarkably reliable cars and their cost of ownership is a fraction of even the TDi VW’s.

    If you’d like, I can send you a cost break down in average ownership costs. . .

    They’re also much cleaner for emissions.

    I’m happy to back all of this up, but I’ve got to jet right now :)

  • http://www.autoparkburlington.com/ Nita Stelling

    I feel the same for you, Michelle. Good thing you made the right choice and you’re enjoying your new car now. =) A friend of mine also told be about how hybrid cars work, and I think I want to try it myself as well.