Most economical car?

Google / Eng ✌🏻👍
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What's the most economical car to buy? New to US and looking for a car with good safety features. Budget is a constraint but would prefer a new car.

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  • LinkedIn Wiener
    Free charging at Google so a model 3 makes sense.
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    • LinkedIn Wiener
      Huh? What’s the problem? The commute would be free because of charging at work. He’ll probably save $100 to $200 in gas per month depending on how much he drives.
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    • Cisco 7ssuucckks
      A car is a long term expensive commodity you own for different reasons and not just for saving money for commute. I wouldn't recommend just because the employer provides charging and saves 100 bucks. If the employee moves to a different office or a state, the whole plan falls apart.
      6d
    • LinkedIn Wiener
      If he buys a base $35000 model 3 and gets some tax rebates and saves a couple hundred bucks per month on gas, it is pretty economical.
      6d
    • Oath Atinlay2
      Until you need a repair or get into an accident. Then you’ll be in Tesla repair hell. Also the insurance premiums are more than going to offset the gas “savings”
      6d
    • LinkedIn Wiener
      I am a model S owner and the insurance premium is very comparable to a premium car in the same price range. Repairs do take maybe a week longer because of short supply of parts but it is totally acceptable.
      6d
    • LinkedIn Wiener
      Do you always like your own comments?
      6d
    • LinkedIn Wiener
      Wow, Tesla shorts are everywhere.
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    • Oath Atinlay2
      What?
      6d
    • Pivotal / Ops AllDaSmoke
      Lmao there is no 35k new Tesla. They fudge the pricing by including shit that theoretically reduces the price.
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  • Oracle DjWaleBabu
    Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra
    6d 0
  • Microsoft confusedyu
    Honda Civic
    6d 0
  • Oath Andrea29F
    Buy civic. You can never go wrong.
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    • New pbYo77
      Heard Civic's reliability is not as good as before?
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    • Oath Andrea29F
      You heard from German car makers.
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    • New pbYo77
      Lol. Heard it from someone on Blind. Would you take a Civic or a Corolla?
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  • Adobe / Eng Iwrk4RSU's
    Civic or Corolla
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  • New pbYo77
    Why not certified pre-owned?
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    • Google / Eng ✌🏻👍
      OP
      Are those safe? Maintainance, history etc
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    • New pbYo77
      I would think so. The dealership will usually verify the car is in good condition. You might even be able to negotiate a good service package.
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  • Yahoo / Eng putrsv
    Go for simpler machines. Either 100% gas or 100% battery. Consider maintenance cost and weather tolerance.
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  • Hyatt sCAa67
    Toyota iA (Yaris)
    6d 0
  • Yahoo oynta
    Anything below 20K
    6d 0
    • Oath Atinlay2
      Wow, that’s a crappy article. TCO should also include the sale price and repair costs. There’s not a chance model 3 beats a Camry in any category.
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    • Adobe Previously
      How about energy efficiency, resale value, maintenance? Tesla wins them all. Put a 100 gallons in a Camry and 60 gallons goes right down the drain, completely wasted. A Tesla battery is fully recyclable. Camry won’t be competitive with a Tesla until it hits 100mpg.
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    • Oath Atinlay2
      All of that is offset by higher initial cost and insurance on the Tesla. There’s nothing economical about it.
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    • Adobe Previously
      Tco of ownership assumes you sell the car at 4 or 5 years. What matters is not initial cost, but purchase price minus depreciation. Tesla holds value better than other cars. Nothing about a gas car is economical or green. ICE cars are the most wasteful thing on the planet. 140 billion gallons per year used in the USA. Over 105 billion gallons at an average 25mpg completed wasted. Used 140 billion gallons but we only got the energy benefit of 35 billion gallons. You are on the wrong side of history, economics and technology.
      5d
    • Oath Atinlay2
      You’re confusing economical with environmental. They are different.

      https://youtu.be/Rfyrl4xls7k
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    • Adobe Previously
      I think you are not accounting for the external costs of your gasoline consumption. 12,000lbs a year of carbon you dump on the planet per car at average miles and mpg. Bay Area people prefer these economic models, like the 1,000 liquor stores in SF selling cheap liquor to homeless folks, which the tax payers pay to spray off the streets in the morning. Just like the liquor store owners, they are not paying their true cost, society picks up their cleanup fees and gasoline users environmental impact.
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    • Oath Atinlay2
      That’s not part of TCO!

      If that’s the case, you aren’t accounting for the cost of producing a Tesla, which is way higher than a Camry. Also consider the rare earth metals in the battery, and costs to recycle it.

      Watch the video I posted, watch the other parts of that story in their channel.
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  • Adobe Previously
    Tesla’s get in less accidents than ICE cars, fact. Repairs, give me a break. Electric cars have no maintenance. Motors are rated for 1m miles. I’ve put 60k miles on electric and changed one 12v battery.
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    • Oath Atinlay2
      Drink that kool-aid
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    • LinkedIn Wiener
      ☝️Tesla short
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    • Adobe Previously
      Yeah, go Halliburton and your Dick Cheney buddy!
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    • Oath Atinlay2
      Until you need repairs or get into an accident. Then it is not
      5d
  • Samsung
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    Samsung

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    Tesla!
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  • Adobe Previously
    General Atomics, hybrid is crap, I agree. Electric is a completely different story, no maintenance and no fixing stuff.
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  • General Atomics ddty
    You don't want anything hybrid or electric because it costs more to fix. DIY fix everything
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  • Cisco 7ssuucckks
    Versa for around 16k
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  • Oath Atinlay2
    Prius
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  • Google / Eng ✌🏻👍
    OP
    Location- Bay area
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