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Decided to take a bit of a loss and get rid of the Subaru! The crash would of cost me insurance point and higher premium. At least 35 bucks/month. Traded it in for 16k. Got a Corolla LE at 15k plus tax and 0 interest. My payment is 280 that is 30 bucks less then the Subaru. Also my gas estimate will be at least 150 bucks and insurance now is 9 bucks less per month so I save around 239 bucks. I get 31mpg with the Corolla so far in 70 percent city driving. Sorry guys, saving over anything else.
 

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Cant beat the 4AFE.. that thing runs for a looong time. Have fun. Lack of acceleration sucks but it's still a good commuter.

oh wait it's the 1ZZ-FE now.
 

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its decent... maybe 10 seconds... my stick 2.5x did it in around 9.5... but 31mpg average so far is just damn great
 

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Kool. We got rid of a 2007 Corolla when we got our 2008. I guess Toyota got someone back. Got rid of a 2003 Camry when I got my Forester.

+1 for Subaru for now.
 

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I did that too. Traded in my '06 Outback XT for a Mazda3. Drove it for 18 months, enjoyed the fuel savings, but missed the versatility of the Subaru. I also live in snow and wasn't looking forward to another winter without AWD. So I traded the Mazda3 for my Forester. Insurance actually went down $10/yr which I guess is a tip of the hat to the Subaru's superior crash prevention measures. Hopefully I have found the right blend of cost vs. utility vs. fun to drive.
 

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well, the savings are substantial. I get 9 bucks off a month in insurance, about 175 in gas and 30 bucks in payment. Also I am in SO CAL and no snow here, yet:)
 

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Apparently the Kia Soul is a pretty fun car, according to the guys at TopGear.

Insurance is almost $40/bi-annual less for my OBXT than the 09 N/A it replaced.

Odd.
 

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You got a 2010 Corolla LE at 15k plus tax and 0 interest? Huh? Where? I have never seen such a low price in this area. Good for you!
 

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You got a 2010 Corolla LE at 15k plus tax and 0 interest? Huh? Where? I have never seen such a low price in this area. Good for you!

Well is like this. This is a corolla LE with a sticker price of 17950. It would of been 14k if I was a college grad in the last 3-9 months I think.

17950- MSRP
2201 dealer discount.
750 rebate.
1000 college grad rebate.

13999 but I paid 14999 since I could not get the last rebate.

The deal was on 4 corollas on a another dealer(Northridge Toyota) but they did not have any Rollas made in Japan. So I went to North Hollywood Toyota and they beat the price by 689 bucks. They sold me the car for 15067 plus tax and 0 interest. Oh and this deals are here every weekend it seems.
 

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Decided to take a bit of a loss and get rid of the Subaru! The crash would of cost me insurance point and higher premium. At least 35 bucks/month. Traded it in for 16k. Got a Corolla LE at 15k plus tax and 0 interest. My payment is 280 that is 30 bucks less then the Subaru. Also my gas estimate will be at least 150 bucks and insurance now is 9 bucks less per month so I save around 239 bucks. I get 31mpg with the Corolla so far in 70 percent city driving. Sorry guys, saving over anything else.
Best of luck; Toyotas are great cars.

I do question your gas $$$ calculations, though. At 2000 miles per month, 20 mpg (worst case estimate for the Foz) and $2.50 per gallon, total gas cost is $250 per month. At 31 mpg in the Corolla, same miles and assumptions, gas cost is $161 per month. Looks like savings of less than $90 per month to me unless you drive a LOT of miles.

My wife's '07 Civic costs more to insure than my '09 Foz--the Forester is surprisingly cheap to insure from all I've seen.

Stay safe, my friend, and may you have a great new year free of automotive crisis.

George
 

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Best of luck; Toyotas are great cars.

I do question your gas $$$ calculations, though. At 2000 miles per month, 20 mpg (worst case estimate for the Foz) and $2.50 per gallon, total gas cost is $250 per month. At 31 mpg in the Corolla, same miles and assumptions, gas cost is $161 per month. Looks like savings of less than $90 per month to me unless you drive a LOT of miles.

My wife's '07 Civic costs more to insure than my '09 Foz--the Forester is surprisingly cheap to insure from all I've seen.

Stay safe, my friend, and may you have a great new year free of automotive crisis.

George
Gas here is around 2.90/gal more or less 10 cents. I put 6600 miles on it in 2 months I had it. I did average around 22.5mpg.

So: 6600 miles divided by 22.5 is about 295 gals of gas. 295gals x 2.90/gal is 880 bucks in 2 months. I do drive about 2500-3000 miles/month.

With the Toyota I would be using 228 gals to go 6600 miles so cost would be 661 for 2 months so that will make my saving of around 109/month. Also the gas has come down. The price used to be 3.19 when I got the car.
 
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