Thursday, June 24, 2010
Very roughly speaking, you'll save $1000 a year in gas driving a Prius
That's $83 a month I'd save on my monthly payments over buying a similar car.
How I calculated this:
Assuming you drive 14,500 miles per year
Assuming $3.00 per gallon of regular gas (current midwest average=$2.78 but I'm banking on an increase in the next few years)
A Prius gets about 50 MPG city and 45 mpg highway on average, from what I'm reading and have experienced in my mom's 2010 prius. I'll calculate using 48 mpg. I'm generally in the more aggressive driving camp and Chicago winters have a tendency to lower the fuel economy of the Prius some during super cold months so this is somewhat optimistic, but I just achieved 63 mpg on a recent bumper-to-bumper drive up the Kennedy Expressway.
Yearly Gas Cost: (48mpg) Prius: $906
(25.5mpg) Mazda 3: $1705 (Prius savings: $800)
(23 mpg) Subaru Impreza 2.5: $1891 (Prius savings: $985)
(20.5 mpg) BMW 3xi: $2121 (Prius savings: $1215)
Here is a brief pictorial showing the most easy and obvious first pass method.
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Monday, March 15, 2010
Microsoft sucks at making hardware. It's been proven time and time again. Their software sucks too, but I'll tell you they're far better at making software than hardware.
I think Microsoft should go out and develop a bunch of applications for iPhone and iPad, like the entire office suite, and shit, make WINDOWS for iPad! Allowing someone to run an entire operating system with a file-save dialogue window with concurrent running applications within their application! HAH!
They should make the hottest selling applications for iPad and iPhone. Wouldn't that be an interesting twist to the Microsoft/Apple/Google fight that's playing out right now