Originally Posted by SVX WRX
i put ~10k/year on a car, and usually keep a car for 5 years or so. i don't think i'd hang on to it for over 15 years to "break even" on the added cost over the regular RAV, so that wouldn't work too well for me.
Read my post later in the thread (#50, at the bottom of the first page if you're on non-n00b settings). At $4/gal and $0.10/kWh, compared against a more feature- and performance-matched RAV4 it breaks even at just over 6 years.