Economy cars are getting hotter as the gas prices are getting higher . . .
I was a little taken aback from not seeing this . . . or thinking about this happening . . . it makes sense.
A client calls me, asks about getting a Prius.
She asks me what is the average market price on a 2008 to 2009 model.
Well, the last one I bought was in December of 2010 and I figured they would be about the same.
Oh, no . . no no no . . . I was wrong.
As the fuel prices have been climbing, it seems the little Prii has been crawling up with them as well.
At this very moment, expect to be paying $2000 to $3000 more that you would have paid for a Prius back in December 2010.
Or, maybe consider something non-hybrid . . . like a Yaris which get similar Highway fuel economy or go with a different car maker. . . the Honda Insight and the Honda Civic Hybrid are both going for less in comparison to their Toyota super fuel saver counter part.