Sunday, March 22, 2009

Flying Car

Just read about this flying car on the China Daily News. This vehicle will allow you to drive or fly to the grocery store. The flying car was built by a company named Terrafugia, a spinoff from MIT. While this is a novel idea, I'd hate to see what the insurance is on this.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Certified Pre-Owned hybrids from Toyota

Toyota just announced that they are going to certify pre-owned hybrid vehicles. Obviously, these certified hybrids will command a premium over their non-certified counterparts.

However, you are getting this additional warranty:

  • 3-month/3,000-mile comprehensive warranty
  • 7-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty1
  • 7-year/100,000-mile roadside assistance1
  • 174-point quality assurance inspection
  • CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™
  • 8-year/100,000-mile factory hybrid battery warranty1
  • Standard new-car financing rates available
For potential used-Prius owners, the 8 yr battery warranty could help alleviate some anxiety. It will be interesting to see how this affects used Prius prices.

Here is the announcement from Toyota.

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