Hyundai Sonata?

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    I'll be in the market for a new car this coming summer. The last couple cars I have leased and still like the idea. I would like to ask the question that if reliability and resale value are not important (because of a lease) then it seems the hyundai sonata is the best value. It has a good engine and packed with features for around 22k.
     
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    Why not get a Prius? You'll get good mileage + a bunch of features. It costs around 3 grand more, but the Fed and many state and local governments are offering big rebates. I know the Federal rebate is around $2500 and combine that with a lower gas bill and other rebates and you'll probably end up saving money. Why not give it a look?
     
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    Do you want 'just transportation' or a 'good driving experience'?
     
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    Prius federal credits are phasing out since Toyota hit the 60,000 hybrid mark.

    You only get 50% of the credit for Q4 '06 and Q1 '07. It's down to 25% for Q2 and Q3 '07 and then gone completely.

    Honda will probably hit their threshold for the phase out in '07.

    So, if you're looking at a hybrid and the credits are important in the decision, NOW is the time to act.
     
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    Well,honestly, if you're worried about saving money, typically a hybrid car (costing about $3000? more than the typical non-hybrid version) wont show ANY returns until the car gets to 90k-100K miles. $3000? or so can buy a LOT of fuel. :)
     
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    And that is why you get a Federal tax credit to have that $3,000 gap reduced to around $1,000. Then throw in some state and maybe even local rebates, along with savings in fuel prices, and you might just come out ahead.
     
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    buy a porsche and drive fast
     
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    IF the gap is $3000. (shrug). :D

    I'll try and find a Road and Track artical I read about the subject, and post-up.
     
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    Whoa, I just checked Toyota's site, and they've got the Prius going for $22,175, exactly what your Sonata costs. If I were you then I would defintely go with the Prius, with the rebate it will end up costing you less and it's a great car. My stepmom has one, and I love it. It's easy to drive, quite, smooth, and fun. I highly recommend it. Plus, afterall, if buying a Prius will help save the environment and save you money, then why not?
     
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    But can it do 0-60 in less than 6 seconds??? :D
     

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