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    Would you pay WRX money for Honda Fit performance?

    Nissan's coming out with an electric car called the Leaf, it's the size of the Nissan Versa



    100 mile range
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    Less than $1 a day to run it.

    $25,280 after tax break, + $200 charger after tax break.

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    What ever happened to the reason the automobile was invented?? Road trips, vacations and family outings.. 100 miles?? Come on for some people that wouldn't even get them to work..


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    April fools joke, right?

    No way I would pay $25k+ for that... thing.
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    The thing to do is to run the math and see what the cost of operating the car is for, say, 5 years, vs. the cost of operating a Subaru. If it makes sense to get the Nissan I'd certainly not hesitate to do so.
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    for quickie urban short trips only.. I'd say possibly...

    for any other type of US driving situation

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    Quote Originally Posted by LPPTundWRX View Post
    What ever happened to the reason the automobile was invented?? Road trips, vacations and family outings.. 100 miles?? Come on for some people that wouldn't even get them to work..
    The car already exceeds the performance, autonomy, and economy of the best and most expensive car in the world, the Silver Ghost...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    The thing to do is to run the math and see what the cost of operating the car is for, say, 5 years, vs. the cost of operating a Subaru. If it makes sense to get the Nissan I'd certainly not hesitate to do so.
    these hybrids and electrics... the battery lifes scare me. I'd like to find out some real world numbers on the actual cost of 10 year ownership is on a hybrid or electric.

    Also, the weight and power of these things scares the piss out of me. They handle poorly, brake poorly, and accelerate poorly. I honestly have avoided several accidents just based on my acceleration, braking and handling abilities.
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    Leaves are for raking and shade, not driving.

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    Yes the cost of ownership is also crucial in my view as well.

    My major current objection to the car are the "zero emission" graphics, that are IMO at least as kitsch as huge wings or unpainted carbon fiber panels on a Subaru. It'd be a nice looking city car if it didn't have the decals -- not as pretty as a Fiat 500 or a Citroen C1 IMO but still nice looking. I'd drive it if it were plain Jane.
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    Yeah the decal is a little too much.

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    I sat in traffic with much faster cars than mine this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    I sat in traffic with much faster cars than mine this morning.
    Lol I had a lamborghini diablo in front of me yesterday morning in 405s traffic. When's the last time anyones seen a diablo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crb03 View Post
    Lol I had a lamborghini diablo in front of me yesterday morning in 405s traffic. When's the last time anyones seen a diablo?
    Probably a couple years at this point. There are those derivatives made in Argentina but I've never seen one of those in person (and it's just as well, they're disastrous IMO). Have you seen the coffee shop scene in The Big Lebowski? I bet the dealer visible across the street (I could swear it's that one in mid-Wilshire just to the east of Beverly Hills) has one, they always seemed to have one.
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