Let’s Screw America

July 2, 2008 at 9:27 pm | Posted in Fun Outdoors, Politics | Leave a comment

Chrysler has been advertising their $2.99 gas guarantee on selected models for the first 3 years/36,000 miles. However, a simple economic analysis shows that the deal is a bad one for the consumer, especially when compared to the Prius or other hybrid cars:

                 Dodge             Prius
                 Caliber
                 (24 mpg)          (48 mpg)

Initial cost       *
Fuel Cost                            *
Maintenance                          *
Resale Value                         *

If we compare similarly equipped cars, it reduces the difference in initial cost. Sounds like a Mac/PC debate 🙂

It’s discouraging to see American companies using these sleight-of-hand tactics. Instead of “Let’s Refuel America”, let’s try creating competitive products that addresses many of our problems.

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