Prius Prime vs Rav4 Hybrid

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  1. idahohacker

    idahohacker Junior Member

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    If I am a high school student looking to buy a car and keep it for 35 years which car should I buy if I really care about fuel economy? I also care about maintenance cost and reliability.
     
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    Buy one that runs on hydrogen or Nuclear Fusion as those will be the only fuels in 35 years.
    I think Delorean made one.
     
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    Both have large batteries that will eventually die in both. Do you need something large like a rav4? Do you have somewhere youll charge the prime?
     
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    I don't think I need something large like a rav4 but my parents insist that I would in college. Not sure whether to take their word on it. I do charge Prius Prime at home and at my house when I go off to college.
     
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    primes your best bet, or, why haven't you listed gen4 prius? plugging in at college might be difficult?
     
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    no one keeps a car for 35 years, what is your thought process?
     
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    I plan on taking a mortgage on a home to plug
     
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    That is false, many people in my state keep cars for more than 35 years. I even saw a 1955 Ford F-350 still working. Keep car=save depreciation.
     
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    perfect. i do understand your parents concern, will there be really bad weather you will have to drive in?

    there's also the awd prius
     
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    idk how many many is, but its very few. how many 84 cars do you see on the road?
     
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    In North Idaho we get a lot of snow but they don't use salt and we rarely get ice storms.
     
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    You’re very unlikely to keep you first car for 35 years.

    Assuming that you don’t have a whole lot of money, I’d suggest you find a 2008ish Prius. Not flashy, but economical and available cheap.

    When you’re trying to establish your life, boring cars — cheap and easy to buy, to feed, and to upkeep — are the best kind.
     
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    1 in 5 cars i see are older than 35 years.
     
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    wow, are they hybrids?
     
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    No. Hybrids were not mainstream 35 years ago.
     
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    keep in mind, prius is only 20 years old, and there aren't many left from that era. too many expensive repairs
     
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    what would you say the most popular 35 year old car is?
     
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    Ford F-150
     
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    exactly
     
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    Here’s a car celebrating its 29th birthday soon:):

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    It has another date on the lift to fix these;):

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    But at 110k miles, this 91 Corolla still has some good life left in it(y).
     
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