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Comments02/08/2016 #3 John MarrettAbout 5 years ago, I was seriously thinking of going to hybrid. I always need to understand what I'm doing so I turned to Excel and entered in my average driving per year (about 15,000 kms per year at the time), costs of the cars I was interested in (Ford Fusion Hybrid, Toyota Prius, Subaru Forester and a couple others I don't remember), costs of insurance, average km/l for gas, etc.
After all my calculations, it turned out that gas prices would have to be $3.50/l for the "hybrid tax" (the extra costs associated with buying hybrid) to be overcome. So I got a Subaru Forester... Since that time, gas prices here in Montreal have never gone over $1.80/l (currently $1.00/l) so I made the right decision financially. As well, all hybrids at the time had a huge battery "bump" behind the seats. So putting something large in the back was a problem.
I am now driving about 12,000 kms per year. When my lease was up last year, I looked at using shared cars (Communauto is very big in Montreal and they have a couple of stations near where I live). I was very surprised to see in my Excel spreadsheet that leasing was not much less expensive than Communauto.
I believe that, the next time my lease is up, I will probably be at around 10,000 kms per year ... and may end up without a car and using Communauto instead!