2 Questions To Ask When Thinking Of A Toyota Prius Or Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 and the Toyota Prius. Two vehicles that have promised the world great things, and have delivered. They are both great options when considering a new car. But which one is right for you?
Think hard on these next two questions, and you may find the clarity that you have been needing.
Does The Prius Or The Tesla Fit Your Lifestyle
Here is the thing, both cars are great options, but one vehicle could suit you better. Understanding what your daily needs are can be the make it or break it, the point when choosing the right one for you.
For instance, if you only need your car once a week, a Telsa may be a great option. Its low cost of maintenance, car means you overall should experience fewer mechanical failures. If a Prius sits around, the gas could go sour, seals harden and leak over time, or even have the battery go flat.
Not to say that if you drove a Tesla, all your problems would be solved, but those are important things to consider.
If you are a very busy person, the Prius may be the better option. Quick refuel times means you have more flexibility in your day. If you were in the tesla and forgot to charge, well, you may have unexpected delays with a small room for error.
I would encourage everyone that reads this and is considering either of the two, take the time and plan out a month of what you do. Look at patterns of habits you do and see which car seems right. Asking yourself the question does make the difference in selecting the right car for you.
What Car Feels Right
Believe it, you will be heavily influenced to decide on the way the car makes you feel. That internal desire play a huge role in how you will enjoy the experience. My experience has led me to take this into account. I then enjoy the car more because it is something I wanted.
When I finished up my Prius, I was ecstatic. I loved sitting it in and driving around. I liked that it was almost as if I was driving a live video game. Everything about it for me was excellent. When I had decided to decide on choosing an eco-friendly car, I wanted something everyone knew about, and it was Prius. There are more of these cars currently on the road than Telsa.
Asking this question to yourself is not bad nor good. Prius has more test data than Telsa because Prius has been in production longer. I chose Prius because it resonates with me. You need to let the right one choose you too. It could be that your inner animal is trying to get, and Tesla may feed that desire. It may be that you feel as if Prius is the superior choice. Whatever it is, go with that. Chances are you will be doing the right thing.
Take a hard look at your life. Think it through and you will know which car is right for you. Of course, you can make a comparison and base your decision off of 1000 different variables, but take the time and consider how it will impact you.
Thanks for reading everyone. I will have some neat announcements from my week in Las Vegas at the SEMA show. Please be sure to check out my article that talks about "https://www.torquenews.com/8113/2-promising-advances-solar-technology-could-make-toyota-prius-run-forever">Never having to charge your Prius."
Until tomorrow, have a safe weekend, and we will see you next time. See you in my next story where I am discussing one annoying thing I wish my Toyota Prius didn't do.
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Peter Neilson is an automotive consultant specializing in electric cars and hybrid battery technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Service Technology from Weber State University. Peter is also an Instructor of Automotive Technology at Columbia Basin College. Peter can be reached on Linkedin and you can tweet him at The_hybrid_guy on Twitter. Find his page on Facebook at Certified Auto Consulting