Had a 2004 Cherokee through high school and college. Right when I started making money gas prices started going up. I bought a new honda civic coupe. I was stoked to be getting 30 off the freeway and 35 on.
My father was driving a Patriot at the time and got jealous i was getting 500 a tank to his 230. So he one upped me and got a Volt.
He left the country for a month and a test drove the volt around.
I didn't use a drop of gas in 30 days of driving it.
He came back and I quickly got really uncomfortable getting gas and started looking at cars. I wasn't getting a Volt because my dad has it and my Girlfriend's family has a Ford dealership.
I really wanted the Fusion Energi but I really needed to be able to get 4 sets of clubs in the trunk (something the volt and fusion cant do.)
C-max it is!
I figured i would save about $100 a month in gas (actually saving 140!!!) so I went to the dealer, pointed at a C-max with a $38,000 price tag and told the guy I will give you my car (still owed 13k) for this cmax and $400 payments on a 15k mile a month lease.
He told me probably not and later that after noon they made it happen with the the maintenance plan included.!!!
I'm saving $50 a month versus the civic and that doesn't include the $1500 check the state gave me that will pay for all of my gas for the 3 years I have the car!