I already have the panels, so the capital is already sunk. But yeah, if you're thinking of installing new ones then it's a different matter.I fill my van from my solar too, but the capital cost and maintenance of the panels negates your statement about panels always being cheaper. It's still fun to have the gas pump in my own garage.
With the $7500 tax rebate, is the hybrid really more expensive than the gas version, though?With the time of day pricing we have in northern Illinois, electric operation is half the cost of gas but in Maine where we spend the summer, it's going to be a wash. With gas prices so low, those people who are only looking at a hybrid as an economic proposition, will be going with gas.
Gas price will not remain this low for very long, a hand full of months at most. That being said there is no more 14K rebate checks being handed out in Ontario and truthfully that was my impediment to getting a hybrid when buying my Pacifica.The mileage alone was s the reason I bought it . Here in Ontario Canada ?? the price is about .75 cents for gas and cost for me to plug in while out is zero . Tax payers and corporations assume the cost of the Chargeports. The 14 thousand dollar cheque the government sent me when I purchased it was just a super bonus . The drivetrain is far superior to the ice version so the choice was a no brainer . I think right now that buying cars is the last thing people are about , yeah the economy is sort of a free fall indeed. So if winter driving with snow tires on gets me 40 mpg I’ll take it , 20 inch summers I’ll be around 50 mpg so whose laughing now . Money ? in my pocket is better than in somebody else’s View attachment 43361
I can tell you for sure that $1.77 is not the lowest price in US. The Sam’s Club in our town has been at $1.68 for several days and I have seen reports of gas as low as $1.38 in TX. Just FYI...
You all wouldnhate to pay what we’ve been paying for the last 5 years.. In BC Canada it was 1.78/Liter just last year! Thats $6.90gallon out of my pocket.. its now $1.11/Liter and we feel like their giving it away! We haven't paid $1.11/L since the 90’s hereI can tell you for sure that $1.77 is not the lowest price in US. The Sam’s Club in our town has been at $1.68 for several days and I have seen reports of gas as low as $1.38 in TX. Just FYI...
Are these pre-owned? That really surprises me because I thought a Pacifica would hold a high resale value. II’ve been tempted to buy a new Pachy multiple times over the last couple of years. But what’s really tempting are all the 2018 limited gassers going for 23k or less all over California. Or a 2019 Touring L for 21k or less. For me, it makes it tough to justify new when half your value is up in smoke in 2 years or less. But I still love the Pacifica.
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Sorry for the late reply. I work in healthcare, so you can imagine how slow it's been lately.Are these pre-owned? That really surprises me because I thought a Pacifica would hold a high resale value. I