Some Tips to cut back everyday expenses like expenses on groceries, education, car insurance, and fuel consumption as well as advise on holding back on the big expenses too, such as homes and new cars, unless they are really a necessity.
With the recent turn of events, stocks plummeting,and the country’s credit rating going down, Americans have to more or less haveto brace ourselves for another recession, even if we are just recovering fromthe recent one. We don’t want a repeat of that happening, so a tip that wedispense to everyone is to cut back when you can. This includes everydayexpenses on groceries, education, car insurance, and fuel consumption. We wouldadvise on holding back on the big expenses too, such as homes and new cars,unless they are really a necessity.
In your own home, if you find that repairing theold car is costing you more than getting a new one, then we say now is the timeto bite the bullet! However, we do not recommend you buying the first car thatyou see, or buying a luxury car! Not in these times! The smartest thing you cando for yourself and your family is to invest in a car that will give you thebest gas mileage and savings in fuel. Not sure where to go for that? Then,allow us to help you out! Here are our picks for the top 3 picks of cars of2012 that will really save you a lot in terms if fuel consumption!
1. The Toyota Prius- With starting prices at about 23,000 USD,the Toyota Prius is great for anyone looking to cut back. The Prius’ reputationprecedes it, with many eco lovers gushing about how good this car is for ourenvironment. The Prius has a 1.8 liter, 4 cylinder engine and can go 0 to 60miles in 9.5 seconds. This car is the sedan type, so it can easily seat afamily of 5.
2. Honda Civic Hybrid- Don’t expect the other brands to be leftbehind. With the popularity of the Prius, it is no surprise that Honda has comeup with their own version of the Hybrid. The Honda Hybrid is priced about thesame as the Prius and has a 1.3 liter, 4 cylinder engine as well. The Hybrid isgreat because it allows for a lot more room as well as cargo space than youraverage sedan. Again, this car can seat a group for 5 comfortably, and is idealfor families.
3. Lexus CT 200H- Now, we mentioned that we weren’t going to befeaturing any luxurious cars, but this Lexus is definitely as close as we’regoing to come, and only because of it’s awesome fuel saving features. The LexusCT 200H starts out at about $29,000 in price and comes with a 1.8 liter, 4cylinder engine that can do a 0-60 mph in about 9.8 seconds. The Lexus meetsthe demand of the consumer who wants fuel efficiency, yet still yearns for thatluxurious feel. That consumer will definitely be happy with this model’s plushinteriors and sleek design.
Theseare the top 3 models that we highly recommend. Whatever car you decide on, youcan count on some fuel savings, which is always a good thing. A couple moretips before we leave you to your decision- Always remember to drive carefullyand invest in good auto insurance.
Sam Briones writes for SafeAuto,covering an array of topics from finding cheap autoinsurance to safety tips.