Speaking of range, the reason I did not buy the Nissan Leaf Electric car is because it's range is about 75 miles and road tripping to far-out places in the midwest would be next to impossible to accomplish at the present time. But the future may be a different story since the spread of Tesla's Super Charging stations continues at a steady pace. It's quite possible that in 25 years we may all leave gas behind. Until then, the Prius reigns supreme, as far as I'm concerned. I bought my used 2011 Prius in February and I get about 45 mpg. I spend around $85 per month on gas now and I couldn't be happier about the performance and reliability of my Prius so far. Once you press on the brakes in a Prius, you will never think of driving a car in the same way again. By pressing on the brakes, you are actually charging the Hybrid battery, so in a Prius, you are recapturing energy that is normally lost in gas combustion engine cars. This is one the best features of hybrid vehicles and has made me aware of energy in a completely new way.
At my workplace, Hendrick Toyota Merriam, I sell both new and used Priuses. We have one 2010 Prius that has recently been marked down to $15,900, which is a very good deal. Priuses are great for those who are tired of paying too much at the pump, those who drive a lot or a little and for people who would like to do their part to reduce their overall energy consumption. Also, they are perfect for people who want to experience an entirely new kind of driving experience.
To set up a consultation or test drive, contact Leah Stephens at
Hendrick Toyota in Merriam, Kansas:
913.789.4423 / firstname.lastname@example.org
By the way, I sell all sorts of cars/trucks besides Priuses, both new and used. But if you're in the market for a Prius, I'm the car saleswoman for you!
See you soon,
'The Prius Whisperer'