Discussion in 'In the News' started by xcel, Feb 12, 2020.
And my life with the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime LE in Blue Magnetism comes to an end as I sold it today with 83,800 miles on it for $16k even. I will have to calculate the TCO after all those miles in 1 year and 25-days of ownership including the 43 full charges from the plug, 6 of which I paid for.
2020 Toyota Prius Prime LE
Guess what car I chose to take its place? As a hint, it was a Supersonic Red Lava Hot Deal!
2020 Prius Prime in Supersonic Red? A RAV4 Prime in that color would be very nice, but for your TCO purposes, I think the Prius Prime more likely, especially when you like the hot deals.
edit: I don't see any 2020 rebates offered, so a 2021 Prius Prime then? Rebates of at least $4500 (MA) plus other incentives for which *you* qualify.
edit2: I looked at the answer sheet. Congrats, Wayne!
Photo , please !
A very nice car but you did a great job in picking a replacement. That one taking place is awesome! Good to have a photo posted too.
Wayne posted photos on Monday, but did not link them in the story. I saw them right away because I browse using the following:
Look farther into the older posts till you get to Monday and you'll see Wayne's photos.
Or you can just search for Wayne's posts.
I always use "Recent Activity" , but I somehow missed that.
The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime sale has been completed with an lmpg of 82.4 indicated and 77.4 mpg actual after 83,800 miles.
2020 Toyota Prius Prime LE
One of the last pics of this excellent low TCO vehicle.
83,600 mile KBB TIV - $14,183 - $16,030.
I purchased the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime for $19,850 incl. D&H, TTL and Registration and the $,4,502 Fed TC. I sold it for $16,000 creating a depreciation cost of just $3,850.
I charged it a total of 43 times over its lifetime - 37 on free L2s, for a total "free miles" of ~ 1,295 miles.
Fuel costs of $3,058 include 1,295-miles from free opportunity charging, 210-miles from 6-charges from home at $9.39 (6*($0.27/kWh*5.8 kWh)), the first tank covering 625 miles was a free dealer fill, and 81,670 miles on 1,084 gallons at an avg. cost of $2.813 per gallon = $3,049.
Repair expenses incl. the (2) flat tire repairs at $201, a $30 tow, new set of Bridgestone Ecopia's for $560 at just past the 50k mile mark, and one front fascia repair after I hit a discarded tire on the highway costing me $1k in insurance deductible, and a door ding repair ($135) for a total of $1,926.
Insurance: $1,023/year for $0 deductible liability incl. towing.
Second Year Registration of $352.
Maintenance costs include the first 25k miles on Toyota so $120 for (5) 5 qt, jugs of Mobil1 0W-16, $38 for (10) Toyota Genuine Oil Filters (I still have 5 left), and five labor charges for $75 incl. tip. I added $2.37 worth of washer fluid and a $14 air filter. Besides that, I did not even change a bulb for $249 all in.
The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime's TCO after 83,800 miles came too $10,449/83,800 miles or $0.125/mile all in from the following all-in total costs:
[$3,850 (vehicle depreciation) + $3,049 (gasoline and electricity “fuel”) + $1,926 (repair) + $1,023 (insurance) + $352 (registration) + $249 (maintenance)] = $10,449.
An absolutely incredibly low TCO and one I do not think can be matched by any other new automobile. Or used one for that matter!
I replaced it with this 2021 Toyota Prius LE in Supersonic Red for $15,739 + TTL and Reg. once the $1,000 CA State Tax rebate arrives later this month and the Fed TC is used reducing my 2021 tax liability by the $4,502 amount next year.
2021 Toyota Prius Prime LE
I love that color ! Wish they had a more vivid red in April 2015 than my Prius' Barcelona Red.
I like the car photo composition.
Red is a nice car color but quite expensive.
Our last Hyundai Elantra car, bought new in 2016, was Venetian Red & was under $13,000. Always thought what was expensive was strong metal flake paints. Never could find inexpensive Hyundai cars with vitally strong metal flake paints. AND it seems other inexpensive cars of other brands, even when their paints were sweet, I never saw them in powerful metal flake paints.
I’ve mentioned this previously, when talking about the differences between our 2013 Venetian Red Elantra & our 2016 Venetian Red Elantra. Our cheaper 2016 Venetian Red Elantra had a deeper red than the 2013 AND ALSO, had slightly more metal flake. But, it would have been the “Cat’s Meow”, if the Venetian Red had had a strong metallic flake.
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