As a very rough figure year for year all other things being roughly equal a Prius will cost close to twice the price of either a Laguna or C5 which would appear to be of similar value, the Prius even at the 2006 mark will depreciate considerably slower than either of the other two.qprdude wrote:Is it in the same price range citroenmx? It would be a serious contender with me when I eventually have to downsize.
Currently a top spec 2006 Prius with 50K /60K ish on the clock will go for about £6500 - £7000 from an independant dealer an early 2009 Mk3 with 90K+ on the clock £10K ish add at least £1K onto those prices if purchasing from a Toyota Franchise.
Coming back to the original question it seems to me that if I had made the decision to leave hydraulic suspension behind and lets face it there seems to be little option in the future, then the market is much wider and I suggest more interesting than the Laguna. God forbid that I should be accused of profanity but it seems to me that a Mondeo would be worth a look same powerplant as the C5 with which Ford seemed to have managed to achieve better CO2 figures good trim levels lot's about at about the same price no worse build quality and they seem pretty reliable. Mind I always had a hankering for the Peugeot 406SW which I did like the style off.