Hi Scotty, My name is Will and I live in San Francisco, CA. I love your informative and easy to digest for non car experts videos and I am a subscriber to your YouTube channel. I have bit of a happy…
My name is Will and I live in San Francisco, CA. I love your informative and easy to digest for non car experts videos and I am a subscriber to your YouTube channel.
I have bit of a happy dilemma.
I currently own a 2005 Nissan Altima with ~130K miles and I am the original owner.
There's a program here in the San Francisco Bay Area where I can turn over the vehicle to a dismantler and be able to get a credit of either $7,000 towards the purchase of a new or used hybrid /electric car or $9,500 for a plug-in hybrid. The added benefits of choosing a plug-in hybrid are the $4,543 federal tax credit plus the additional $1,000 rebate from the state of California and a $800 rebate from the local utility as well as HOV lane access.
After viewing your YouTube channel, I am firming looking to only purchase a new hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicle. The difficulty now is deciding which one.
In terms of hybrids ($7,000 credit), I am thinking either the:
2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid ($26,400) or the
2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid Sedan | Smart tech. Bold thinking.
Official 2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid site. Find a new mid-size hybrid sedan at a Toyota dealership near you, or build & price your own Camry Hybrid car today.
2020 Honda Accord Hybrid ($25,600)
Setting the bar for midsize sedans, the 2020 Honda Accord has a sleek technology-integrated interior and sporty exterior.
(In terms of benefit maximization, I want to get a plug-in hybrid, but I'm finding difficulty in adapting to the extremely small trunk space as well lack of information regarding long term reliability.)
In terms of plug-in hybrids ($9,500 credit), I am thinking either the:
2020 Toyota Prime Prius ($27,750)
2020 Toyota Prius Prime Plug-In Hybrid | Explore the Possibilities
Official 2020 Toyota Prius Prime site. Find a new Prius Prime at a Toyota dealership near you, or build & price your own Toyota Prius Prime online today.
2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid ($36,100)
2020 Kia Optima PHEV Plug-In Hybrid - Build & Price - EX Trim | Kia
The 2020 Kia Optima PHEV plug-in hybrid sedan has various color options in the EX trim. Build the vehicle that best fits your family or lifestyle.
2019 Kia Niro Plug-In ($32,100), or the
2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid - Build & Price - LX, EX, & Premium | Kia
Customize the 2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid crossover SUV by adjusting exterior & interior colors and features by trim level. Get an estimated price and find it at a dealer near you. Our Build & Price tool makes it easy to find the right PHEV for you!
2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid ($33,600).
https://www.hyundaiusa.com/sonata-hybrid/index.aspx?model=sonata-plug-in-hybrid&trim=pluginhybrid&year=2019&intcmp=header nav;vehicles-2019 sonata-plug-in-hybrid;image;;
2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid | Hyundai USA
The 2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug in Hybrid feature a new design & advanced safety features like Blind Spot Detection. The Sonata makes every mile better.
I wanted to see if you had any opinion on the above, or if you had any of your own advice or suggestions for me in this instance.