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any recommendations for a good Hybrid car

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any recommendations for a good Hybrid car

I have to drive about 200KM daily. With the gas price at around 1.4/L in GVRD (expected to go higher later). Really want to find a hybrid car to save me wallet on the gas.

with my daily mileage(not just from point A to B and return, most of the time, point A then B, then C then D then A), EV seems not a good option (or at least not in 2018).

my requirement is simple, spacious inside and really good mileage/L. Any recommendation are welcome (please no Tesla, just couldn't afford that), thanks.
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- Toyota Prius
- Lexus CT200h - a dressed up Prius
- Toyota Camry

If you could wait a couple of years
- Honda Insight
- Mazda 3 (not a hybrid, but expected to have hybrid-like fuel economy)
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What kind of driving? If mostly highway, would a diesel work?

If not, Prius.
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The reality is that the break-even between a gas vs. hybrid when you factor in gas, maintenance, upfront premium cost is about 5 years.

The question is: Do you want to pay the difference upfront NOW or pay the difference 5 years from now.
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Away from RFD idiots
Is it just me or does prius look really good?
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Try going easier on the gas.
I bet you can squeeze a lot more mpg by changing your driving technique.
The cheapest car is the car you already own.
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hightech wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2018 7:35 pm
The reality is that the break-even between a gas vs. hybrid when you factor in gas, maintenance, upfront premium cost is about 5 years.

The question is: Do you want to pay the difference upfront NOW or pay the difference 5 years from now.
What if I open eyes and look for bargain in Used car? Will an used Lexus hybrid a good choice?
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mathiewannabe wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2018 8:38 pm
Is it just me or does prius look really good?
Just you.
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Tough to beat the Camry LE hybrid new for sightly over $30,000. Spacious and no compromises.
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The payback period will be shorter for you because you drive so many kilometres. Also, be sure to use a comparably equipped gas model of the car in your comparisons, rather than the base model.

Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid. $34,995 after $5000 BC rebate.

The base Clarity compares with the Accord Sport CVT at $31,090.
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If you have to drive 200km DAILY, why not just get a place closer to work? 200km a day, 3 hours on the road, an eternity of frustration and suppressed road rage.
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any chance you can take public transit to where you are going? Sometimes it may not be about the $$ savings but the reduction of stress that goes a long way in your day.

What kind of car are you driving now?
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You might be better of with a diesel over a hybrid for all highway driving. The hybrids are best in city driving with the start/stop engine and regenerative braking.
The Chevy Cruze can come in a diesel and it is advertised as getting 5L/100km on the highway, which is pretty decent.
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