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  •  seen the 2013 pricing? (1+ / 0-)
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    Nissan just announced 2013 specs and pricing in the past few days.  They now have a stripped down "S" model for $28,800.  With the federal tax incentive of $7500 +CA incentive of $2500, you can get a new car for $18,800!  If you live in CO (like me :) ), the state incentive is $6000, bringing the price down to ~$15k!

    If your car only gets 20MPG, you will be saving around 13 cents per mile in electricity vs gas.  So for a typical 1000 miles per month, you'll save around $130!  Plus no oil changes, and basically 0 maintenence.

    Not sure if that makes it worthwhile for you, but run the numbers and check it out.  It's pretty amazing how cheap an electric car can be when you factor everything in. :)

    •  Right now I (0+ / 0-)

      only drive about 10 miles round trip to work every day.  

      I probably fill up the tank about 1.5 - 2 times per month, and yeah, that's about $130.  Plus the extra "cost" of feeling crappy as I fill my tank up with planet-killing poison.

      Thing is that my car payment is Zero Dollars.  So I have to do a lot of self-talk about why I am considering taking on any sort of payment or debt right now.

      However, my car, paid off, is a 6 year old Toyota with less than 70k on it.  

      Trade in or sale would probably get me around $8k, bringing your theoretical sale down to about $10,000.

      Wonder what the payment would be?  

      None of the tax rebates apply when you lease, though, do they?

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      by delphine on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 10:53:56 AM PST

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