Cars that Save You Money

September 23rd, 2011

Owning and operating a vehicle is expensive between the purchase of the vehicle, gas, up-keep, insurance and the unexpected mechanical issues. And although, the cost of owning a vehicle cannot be avoided, but how you spend the money on your vehicle can be altered. What if you owned a vehicle that required saved you money?  With the ever-expanding economic issues in America, more and more car manufacturers are offering even better discounts and incentives for new car owners.

The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is offered with a 25.55% cash back bonus with a total of up to $5,425 as well as the 2011 GMC Sierra 1500. Saving $5,425 on a new vehicle could potentially be the amount you spend on full a year. According to GasBuddy, the average driver spends between $101-$200 a month on gas with a total of less than $2,400 for the year. If it is not a cash back bonus you use to save money with a vehicle, it may be a governmental tax break. The government is offering up to an $11,000 incentive between federal and state tax credits for owning and operating a green car such as the Hybrid Lexus.

Not only does driving a green or eco-friendly vehicle save you money with extreme tax incentives by the government, it saves you money every time you get behind the wheel. Cars such as the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic can get as high as 63.6 mpg, saving drivers hundreds of dollars on fuel costs, while the average car gets 20-28 mpg.

Still not convinced by the saving of green cars? There have been online applications built to help consumers determine just how much they could be saving on fuel costs, such as put in place a Green Car Calculator where you can pick a green car and a gas engine vehicle and compare the two based on the price of fuel.

The benefits of a green vehicle do not end with the tax break and the cost of gas, it continues with insurance companies offering insurance discounts for those who own a green or hybrid vehicle.  Travelers Insurance is offering an auto insurance discount for hybrid owners of up to 10% of the drivers annual premium.

So, whether you are environmentally cautious or not, the savings of owning and operating a green vehicle are endless. To search and compare pricing for a green vehicle visit is a diverse online resource available for searching for insurance rates, a new vehicle or automotive related information. With its secure and easy to use form, you can quickly compare top-rated insurance carriers and local dealerships prices in minutes. To see how much you could be saving visit

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