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Old 05-02-2006, 01:47 PM   #1
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onsidering owning an EV, here is an example of how hot they are right now. A used Rav4 EV just sold last night on eBay for $67,300. ...

For anyone considering owning an EV, here is an example of how hot they are right now. A used
<a href="http://www.rtpnet.org/pipermail/teaa-l/2006/000183.html">Rav4 EV</a> just sold last night on eBay for $67,300.

While, I think Toyota makes a great product, it's hard to imagine a car of this type selling for that much money...except for when I consider the times we're in and that it's an EV. I hope car makers notice that some people are fully willing to put their money where their mouth is.
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I seriously doubt this car

I seriously doubt this car was $67k brand new. If this continues then dealers will jack up the prius prices.
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:22 PM   #3
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Re: I seriously doubt this car

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I seriously doubt this car was $67k brand new. If this continues then dealers will jack up the prius prices.
You are correct. They sold for around $42,000 brand new. After tax benefits they ended up costing around $30,000.

There are not too many Rav4 EV's around, so it's a matter of supply and demand right now.
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I seriously doubt this car was $67k brand new. If this continues then dealers will jack up the prius prices.
You are correct. They sold for around $42,000 brand new. After tax benefits they ended up costing around $30,000.

There are not too many Rav4 EV's around, so it's a matter of supply and demand right now.
So many Rav4 EV's will get jacked. They are selling at 200%+ their value. I know where there are a couple :evil:
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I saw that rav4 on ebay when

I saw that rav4 on ebay when it was still active. It was at $30,000 at the time and i thought it was expensive.
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:51 PM   #6
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Quote:So many Rav4 EV's will

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So many Rav4 EV's will get jacked. They are selling at 200%+ their value.
I hope you're joking. It doesn't make sense to steal a completely unique car, it's not like you can sell it whole, and you can't really part it out either and have the parts be totally anonymous. That's like stealing a new civic, sure someone just paid 14k for it, but the engine is useless to most and you can't sell a stolen shell.
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who said anything about

who said anything about selling. All you have to do is have a homey at the DMV to give you a completly new registration for the car and you can drive it around.

DISCLAIMER: I don't know anybody in the dmv and I hate their long lines.
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Sometimes you scare me. My

Sometimes you scare me. My dmv has never had more than a 5 minute wait, also,
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Sometimes you scare me. My dmv has never had more than a 5 minute wait, also,
Sometimes the line here is 20-30min. I haven't gone to the DMW since 2002 so I don't know how it is now.
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30 minutes seems like a fair

30 minutes seems like a fair price to pay to be allowed to drive.
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