【節約】子育てならフリードより「シエンタ」です!/中古ハイブリッド車の選択で「私立中の学費1/2」を削減可能!/サラリーマン大家の視点で検討・購入しました♪

【節約】子育てならフリードより「シエンタ」です!/中古ハイブリッド車の選択で「私立中の学費1/2」を削減可能!/サラリーマン大家の視点で検討・購入しました♪


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I will introduce how to find a car with good cost performance and suitable for raising children. First, in step ①, “Clarify the specifications required for the car”. If this is not clear, the scope of the survey will expand and you will get lost in the vast amount of information. Therefore,
It ’s the most important process. So I did a thorough interview with my wife who wanted the car the most, added my requests there, and arranged the specifications necessary for my home in order of priority. The result is this table. First, “Power Slide Door” Second, “wide storage capacity” Third, “Slim car width” Fourth, “low fuel consumption” 5th, “within 5 years of manufacture”
This is the second vehicle inspection in Japan. It’s time for new car lovers to sell their cars. 6th, “No repair history” 7th “Collision Damage Reduction Brake”
This is “△” because you want to add it if you can. 8th, “Cruise Control”
This is also “△” because I want to add it if possible. In step (2), “Find out the car corresponding to the table you saw.” When I roughly checked for about an hour, I found that the two cars in this “compact minivan” are applicable. First, Toyota “Sienta” 2. Honda “Freed” Both cars are compact but have a large storage capacity and a foldable third row seat. I thought it was very suitable for raising children. However, the problem here was that both cars had different lineups of “hybrid vehicles” and “gasoline vehicles”. The price difference was very large and I didn’t know which was the correct answer. Therefore, in step ③, it was decided to “select the lineup” as a preliminary phase to consider the model. Here is a table of merits and demerits by lineup obtained from information on the Internet. The merit of the gasoline car is that it has excellent high-speed performance and low price. The disadvantage of gasoline cars is the negative effect after the idling stop. It is rattling, the response is bad, the air conditioner stops and it is not comfortable. The advantages of hybrid vehicles are good fuel economy, high quiet performance, and smooth start. The disadvantage of hybrid vehicles is that there is a concern about battery deterioration. And the price is high and it is difficult to recover the price difference due to the difference in fuel consumption. One theory is that the car will travel about 100,000 kilometers and will finally catch up with the cost of gasoline cars. However, it was just a “general theory” when choosing a new car, and I thought that if it was a used car, it could be obtained at the same price as a gasoline car. This is because there are many factors that determine the price of a used car, so if a certain factor is bad, the price will drop. Specifically, I predicted that by selecting “a car with a long mileage,” you should be able to get a hybrid car cheaply. This is because the user’s concern to avoid hybrid vehicles is “deterioration of the battery”, so the “second-hand hybrid vehicle battery” with a long mileage feels “degraded greatly” as a user impression. However, when examining the current battery life, it was greatly improved from “150,000 kilometers to 200,000 kilometers in distance”. Therefore, if it is normal usage, there is no problem. In addition, the cost of battery replacement is decreasing year by year. I saw the phenomenon that “the used hybrid car with long mileage”, which has no problem in terms of actual quality, is low price, contrary to its value, as “distortion of the market” and an opportunity. Therefore, as a conclusion, we decided to narrow down the lineup to be investigated this time to “used hybrid vehicles”. In step (4), we gathered information on candidate Toyota Toyota Hybrid and Honda Freed Hybrid, and then created a simple road map to understand the whole. Here is a very simple roadmap from 2014 five years ago to last year 2018. First is Toyota’s Sienta.
2014 was the first generation, but there were no hybrid vehicles. Sienta has evolved greatly with the 2015 full model change. The fuel consumption is 27.2km liters, the collision mitigation brake is supported, and the price ranges from about $ 20434 to about $ 21355. And in 2018, the third generation with a minor change, the fuel consumption is 28.8km liters, cruise control compatible. Next is the explanation of Honda’s Freed. In the first generation of 2014, the fuel consumption was not so good at 21.6km liter. And the second generation who made a full model change in 2016 has evolved greatly to fight Sienta. The fuel consumption is 27.2km / liter and the cruise control that can detect pedestrians is available. The price ranges from about $ 20,895 to about $ 25,221. From this roadmap, I thought that both of the cars with excellent cost performance I was looking for were the second generation. In other words, 2015 Sienta or 2016 Freed. After reviewing the word-of-mouth information, it was found that Sienta Hybrid was able to smoothly switch to EV mode and that the third row seat could be stored under the second row. Next, Honda’s Freed had power and was advantageous on the highway, and the third row seat was thick and comfortable to sit on. From these results, my conclusion was that “both cars have attractive features and cannot be determined”. Therefore, we decided to carry out “Durability Quality Comparison” through an additional survey. This is because even if a car can be purchased at a low price, if there are many breakdowns, the most important time will be greatly lost due to the increased effort. Therefore, in the case of buying a used car, I thought it would be better to check the durability quality information. Therefore, we focused on the “Japan Car Durability Quality Survey”. This is a 2018 document created by “J.D. Power Japan”, a private research company. Applies to users 37-54 months after purchasing a new car. In other words, it was very good information because the owners of 4 years 1 month to 4 years 6 months correspond. Listening to the latest malfunction experience for the past year. We have received answers from so many people, 20,835 people. A numerical score indicates that the lower the score, the higher the quality. The first is the “Brand Ranking” that represents the durability of the entire brand. The first place is Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus, but second place is Toyota, and Sienta is one step ahead.
By the way, 3rd place was Daihatsu. The most important thing in this 2018 document is the next “Compact Segment Ranking”. Toyota wins the 1st place, Toyota’s Vitz, 2nd place Toyota’s Lactis, 3rd place Toyota’s Aqua, and it ’s a big victory. Among these results, I particularly paid attention to “3rd place aqua”. Because Sienta was developed on this aqua and common platform, it can be considered that the main quality including the hybrid system is almost the same. In addition, Toyota was ranked 1st to 3rd in the “Minivan Ranking” of the higher class. As a result, Toyota can be judged to be reliable even in the quality of key parts such as “Power Slide Door” that cannot be covered by Aqua results. Based on the above, the vehicle to be purchased has been decided to be “Toyota’s Sienta Hybrid”. Next, I want to move on to search for vehicles with good conditions. Used car information is also available on various websites, but in my survey Toyota’s “GAZOO” had a wealth of used car information within five years. This is the search screen for “GAZOO”. In the input conditions, when the body type was set to hybrid, the model year was set after 2015, and the collision damage reduction brakes were set, 78 units were found. One point is supplementary about “GAZOO”. As you can see from the advertisement, there is a description that “Sales are limited to neighboring prefectures only.” The point is that you can’t sell unless you live nearby. That point needs attention. However, if there are cheap vehicles in other prefectures or optional vehicles that you want, it is very regrettable that you cannot buy them. Therefore, I negotiated with the sales company carefully and bent the rules a little so that I could purchase them specially. This page is the vehicle I fell in love with. The year of manufacture is 2015, and the vehicle inspection is next December 2020. The mileage was long at 68000km, so the price dropped as intended. The evaluation point was 4 out of 5 stages, so it was a very beautiful vehicle. The grade is “G”. This is ideal for raising children because it has power sliding doors on both sides. Because the key is a “smart entry”, you can easily open the door even if both hands are blocked. There is no repair history. The boarding capacity is 7 people. At Sienta, even if you choose the 6-person type, it does not become a captain seat and there is no walk-through. The advantage of choosing the 6-person type is thin. A description of the options that were installed. The first is “Toyota Safety Sense”. This is essential because it is a collision damage reduction brake. The second is the “15 inch aluminum wheel”. If attached, it will be very sporty and cool, so it is recommended. The third is “Navi Ready Package”. Since a back camera is included, it is essential for safety. The fourth is “7-inch car navigation system”. This can be replaced with cheap external products. The fifth is “LED lamp package”. Indispensable for driving at night with energy saving. Also, if attached, it will be sporty and cool. The sixth is “Super UV Cut & Sheet Heater Package”. Both are nice features for women. The seat heater is especially important.
A hybrid vehicle that does not use the engine as much as possible is an essential equipment because it is very cold in winter. The seventh is the “floor mat deluxe type”. It’s cool, but you can use cheap external products. With the above contents, the total payment is 1.5 million yen. (About $ 13,807) The total amount of “Sienta Hybrid” I purchased this time at the time of the new car will be about 2.79 million yen. (About $ 25,681) After only three and a half years, I was able to get it for “1.5 million yen”, which was about 46% lower. This is a rate of decline that cannot be real estate. The purchase cost of Sienta has been reduced by about 1.29 million yen, so I think it was a very good purchase. Finally, I will explain two advantages that can be definitely obtained by paying attention to cost performance. The first advantage is that “big satisfaction” can be obtained by enjoying “big value” that exceeds the payment amount. What surprised me the most after reviewing many reviews this time was that the users who purchased Sienta expressed trivial dissatisfaction. This is understandable if the test rider before the purchase or the Freed user makes a bad comment. However, I felt it was very unfortunate that the people who purchased it were dissatisfied with the limitations of the specifications such as “no speed”, “noisy when the engine runs”, and “the third row is narrow”. On the other hand, some users are very satisfied. I think the difference between the two is whether the value gained for the payment amount was small or large. Therefore, it is very important to make smart purchases with excellent cost performance by the methods described above. For example, let’s refrain from purchasing new cars that can be priced high by manufacturers. And if you get a secondhand used Sienta Hybrid cheaper with this method, or get a higher grade car cheaper with this method, you won’t have to write unhappy reviews anymore. By the way, I was very happy with both the used Honda Fit ($ 6443) and the Nissan Silvia ($ 4302) I was riding in front of it. Of course, the second-hand Sienta Hybrid purchased this time cannot be frustrated or regretful. Now, the second advantage is that you can increase your future savings by investing the reduced purchase funds for investment. If the money of about $ 11,874 saved this time is used for a reserve investment of about $ 92 / month, how much would it be? Here is the simulation. Since it is 10,000 yen per month (about $ 92), the accumulation period is 10 years and 9 months. If the yield is set to 5%, which is a realistic value, it will be a large sum of 1,703,548 yen (about $ 15,681). If you have 1.7 million yen (about $ 15,681), you can buy the next car, or you can continue to increase your assets for future families. It is summary of today. The first was to clarify the required specifications, that is, the goals. Secondly, in order to maximize cost performance, we made a trial and error using wisdom, such as creating a roadmap and examining durability quality. Third, I explained that it is possible to obtain great satisfaction and big money by paying attention to cost performance. By the way, after increasing my money, I would like to reinvest in school fees so that my child can get a big return in the future.  that’s all!

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