Originally Posted by theaveng
I stopped buying new cars when I saw this stat: "Cars lose 50-60% of their value in the first 3 years." So now I buy used wherever possible.
Wait you stopped buying new cars? I thought they just started producing (in extremely limited quantities) the hydrogen powered cars (so you would of had to buy new)? Also, hydrogen is only 4$ a gallon from all the sources I read (well 4$ 1kg and 1kg = 1 gallon of fuel) so idk where you are getting it that's costing 20$.
[Edit]: I see you said leasing the hydrogen car, isn't that more wasteful than buying a new car? A brand new civic is about 21-24k right? 50% is about 10.5-12k. You are paying 200 a month (at minimum) to basically rent a car you won't be buying in 3 years and having mileage restrictions (assuming your lease is 3 years) due to you saying you don't buy new cars. 200 a month*12 is 2400 a year *3 is 7200$. This makes no sense, you could get an insight with low miles and a brand new battery for 7200$.
Oh also I forgot, if it really is 20$ a 'gallon' (kg whatever) then that's even worse! You are not only leasing but paying 4-6x more for fuel!
[Edit edit]: I just did some minor research and the cheapest I could find a lease on a hydrogen car is 450$ a month! Holy crap!!!!! That more than doubles my napkin math above!