Re-hashing a BusinessWeek story that used EPA statistics may not seem like the most inventive GoodCarBadCar.net post of all time, but it is strikingly informative. Every second car will save you some money compared with the car that came before, and that’s just at the fuel pump. In some cases, your monthly payment will tumble as well. Remember, the fuel savings were calculated with Environmental Protection Agency figures and not AutoEnergy numbers. The comment below each contrast is The Good Car Guy’s alone and shouldn’t be taken as commentary from BW or the EPA.
FORD CROWN VICTORIA costs $1,630 more than a FORD ESCAPE HYBRID
If only every taxi would make the switch. Huge mileage helps the Escape’s case to no end.
TOYOTA SEQUOIA costs $1,500 more than a TOYOTA MATRIX
It sounds like a massive drop in practicality, but with a measured look at your space requirements, you might see the sense in a Matrix.
BMW 328XI WAGON costs $700 more than a HONDA FIT
Obviously, luxury and performance fall off tremendously, but the Fit is fun.
PORSCHE 911 GT3 costs $500 more than a MAZDA MX-5 MIATA
The $500 savings helps the Porsche’s case. Imagine, a massive increase in performance that comes with the world’s most famous sporting car in its second-most hardcore form. An extra $500 in fuel? Bring it.
MERCEDES E350 costs $1,200 more than a TOYOTA PRIUS