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If you are right, then perhaps I'll buy one in 10-12 years. I do think we will eventually all be driving EVs - maybe not me, but my kids will. The early hybrids seem to lose their value quickly (which ironically might lead me to buy one sooner rather than later). I am definitely going to wait this one out.
My general rule for automobiles is never to spend more than $7,500 to acquire one and aim for a $0.05/mile lifecycle cost (neglecting the cost of gasoline). I am quite aware that I can only really achieve this because I do all of my own auto repairs.
Lots of great bargains in the used market even on luxury vehicles. My last purchase was for my daughter (last year): a 2006 BMW X3 in near perfect cosmetic and mechanical condition with 86,000 miles on it for $7000. In the past year, the only thing it has needed was a new radiator overflow bottle (which was an unbelievable PITA to replace - thus, the reason I hate that car).
Ironically, my 1988 Saab 900 turbo vert is the only exception to the 0.05 rule, because I really don't care what anything for it costs (performance upgrades, $350 Nardi steering wheel, a $900 Quaife LSD that I haven't even installed, $1500 in specialized transmission tools so that I can rebuild one of the two extras I have in my parts shack). OCD doesn't count.
Posts in this Thread:
- Thanks to Saab Members | World Changing Tech, Navid S, Tue, 14 May 2019 02:09:551
- Re: Thanks to Saab Members | World Changing Tech, TML , Thu, 16 May 2019 09:19:09
- Advertising / Self-Promotion, EGD , Wed, 15 May 2019 13:20:431
- Also see Mehdi and practical induction for EVs, Bloodnose , Tue, 14 May 2019 08:21:28
- No interest in EVs here, JerseySaab , Tue, 14 May 2019 19:23:27
- WTF am I going to do..., Scott Paterson , Wed, 15 May 2019 16:52:29
- Interest in EVs here, but they don't yet meet our needs, MI-Roger , Wed, 15 May 2019 08:30:19
- BMW, Bloodnose , Wed, 15 May 2019 10:32:22
- Re: No interest in EVs here, Bloodnose , Tue, 14 May 2019 19:30:31
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