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Is buying a Kia plug-in hybrid worth it?


#21

I got my Versa for 13.3k with tax and tags new
One year old Versa for offspring for 11k with 9k on the odo.

However I would recomend the Fiesta over the Versa any day of the week if the deal is there.
Allot of dealers want to put 5 grand of junk no one needs. Also a few years of free service will be free whether it is loaded of a base model.
IMHO of course


#22

Not necessarily. Just looking at what some people are paying for 1-2 year old PHEV’s where I live, you’d be better off buying new w/ govt incentives.

EG: I was able to work out ~$32500 for a Clarity Touring with little hassle last weekend. I’d be eligible for $10k rebate/credit, making the car run me ~$25k to put on the road.


I could see this car fetching about that much used, a year or two from now; specially considering how people are buying up used 2017 Volt LT’s for $21k right now.

That said, if all OP is interested in is saving money, then sticking with the car they have still makes the most financial sense.


#23

Just wanted to update this thread with my final choice. I got a 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid EX (not PHEV.) Despite the suggestion that hybrids do best in city traffic, I’m getting up to 48MPG on the highway. Though I would have preferred a PHEV, I got a great deal on a prior year demo model that was fully loaded, and went with a standard hybrid instead.