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Mike Michaels 11-22-2013 06:04 AM

Traded in my '11 Legacy for a ...
 
After owning my Legacy for nearly 3 years and putting 52,000 miles on it with only one minor issue I traded it in on a Chevy Volt. My commute is 40 miles RT and I've spent over $7k on gas for a car that only cost $21k new. It was a good car and I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Subaru. For my situation a Volt will cost me less than half that much in gas. My kids are grown now and I don't need a car as big as the Legacy. I will miss the AWD but I'm already loving not standing outside in the bitter cold to pump gas as often.

acumenhokie 11-22-2013 06:34 AM

Not sure if you bought new or used but make sure you get the recall for the exploding car done.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan...-volt-20120121

Blizzard 11-22-2013 07:31 AM

That's a first. I've never heard anyone worry about how much money in gas they've spent and compare to the total "new" price of a vehicle.

PoManzAWD 11-23-2013 11:32 AM

Yeah, at ~$3.50/gal, 52K miles driven and maybe ~28mpg average tank to tank, I can see ~$6500 total spent on fuel.

Problem is, isn't a Volt a good $10K+ more than a Legacy to purchase? I think a typical total cost at 5yrs would be cheaper with the Legy.

tytek 11-23-2013 11:38 AM

Obviously, ownership cost wasn't his only motivator. I like the idea of a volt, and wouldn't mind it for a commuter if my kids were out of the house. If you plug it every night, you may not have to get gas but a couple of times per year.

Gire 11-23-2013 11:54 AM

If gas consumption was a factor for me, I'd look into a TDi first and foremost, and save huge upfront costs on the price of the car vs a Volt. And a TDi costs half to run compared to an LGT, fuel-wise.

But everyone is different. Hell, in 10-15 years we will all be driving some blend of a electro-hybrid vehicle.

acumenhokie 11-23-2013 01:29 PM

I bought a Jetta 1.8T because it's much better on gas than my LGT. :lol:

testa422 11-23-2013 02:31 PM

yea hybrids of all kind suck...if gas mileage is an issue I would go diesel as well

s2baru 11-23-2013 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acumenhokie (Post 4650440)
I bought a Jetta 1.8T because it's much better on gas than my LGT. :lol:

Lol and I have 97buick lesabre :) even more stylish. I never understand why people pay a premium to "get better gas milage" the 10-20grand difference is a TON of gas you can buy

acumenhokie 11-23-2013 05:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by s2baru (Post 4650513)
Lol and I have 97buick lesabre :) even more stylish. I never understand why people pay a premium to "get better gas milage" the 10-20grand difference is a TON of gas you can buy

My Jetta is a 2000 with 150k on the clock. I love it. :)

s2baru 11-23-2013 06:44 PM

243....I remember when I drove it in college and surpassed 200,000. Shes a boat, but I drive a ton on the interstate and shes a champ to soak up those bumps.

dew2far 11-23-2013 06:50 PM

For what it's worth the new car will depreciate $7000 in the first year. But there is the new car smell so that's a plus.

PoManzAWD 11-23-2013 07:02 PM

I don't get the "savings" of going diesel in the passenger car realm for those of us in the US.

1) Diesel fuel is more expensive than gasoline these days.

2) A 2013 model year diesel in the States will have a DEF tank on it. (diesel exhaust fluid)

3) The emissions systems on them are more complex and expensive than that of a gasser.

4) All that and still $1000's of dollars more just because it has a turbo diesel? Yeah, no thanks.

Obviously if it's some ultra high dollar turbo diesel sport/luxury vehicle you're after, by all means, go for it.

testa422 11-23-2013 07:09 PM

1.diesel is not that much more expensive than gas...at least not where i live. Regular gas is roughly $3.20/gallon and diesel is roughly $3.90/gallon.

2. you dont have the sticker shock of the new car right off the bat that you get with a hybrid.

3. you dont have to worry about replacing battery packs 10 years or less down the road which will cost you 1,000s of dollars and cannot be recycled(so much for saving the earth huh?)

4. real world gas mileage is the same if not better than your more expensive hybrid

dgoodhue 11-23-2013 08:32 PM

3.90 vs 3.20 it's 21% difference, its not insignificant. The vw deisel option isn't cheap either at $5k.


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