Should I Spend Donuts On the Electric Cars?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

We’ve been electrified with the new little episode tie-in in Springfield this week!  With the new Premium items just added to our menu, it may be overwhelming trying to decide whether to buy it or to pass on it. With that limited-time label on the items (Remember: they’ll leave the store on 1/28/15) I know it can be tempting to just buy everything you can. But, have no fear! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth your donuts & what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Electric Cars to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding these boogie woogie vehicles to your Springfield…

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Decorations: Electric Cars: Red, Yellow & Blue
Cost: Red- 35 Donuts, Yellow- 40 Donuts, Blue- 45 Donuts
Bonus %: Red- 0.75%, Yellow- 2%, Blue 2.5%
Conform-O-Meter Impact: Vanity +300 (Red), Vanity + 400 (Yellow), Vanity +500 (Blue)

Pros
-More cars for Springfield.
-Look cool, more modern looking
-Add nice bonus % for donuts spent
-Initially they had no animation, now their lights flash when tapped.

Cons
-Not animated Weak animation.
-No tasks associated with them
-Still can’t place/drive on the road

Final Thought

Premium Take
This is another personal choice option.  They all offer a nice bonus % and they look cool.  Personally, I’ll probably buy all 3..although I don’t quite have a placement for them yet.  While I wish they were animated, I still think they’re cool and have a place in Springfield even if you just buy 1.

Freemium Take
Freemium players here’s the deal…if you have the donuts to spend this isn’t a bad item to invest in. They look cool and do offer a bonus to your overall cash and XP.  HOWEVER, I will say if you are going to purchase 1…go with the Yellow or Blue one for better return on investment.  Although the Red one is tempting at that price point, it’s not offering you a fair enough return on bonus % per donut spent.  Just keep in mind, they are not animated.  So if you purchase them it’s purely for the look and bonus % (and vanity impact too), since it won’t do anything else for your town.

Tip for BOTH Players
Keep in mind it does only improve Vanity…the easiest to max out.  For the same cost of the Yellow Car you can purchase a Police Car, which adds 200 points to Obedience AND gives a 2% Bonus on all cash and XP.

Of course in the end we can’t tell you what to do…we can only let you know what we did/didn’t do.  In this case I will be purchasing all three…but I am a premium player and have donuts in my town from when Gil had the donut offer going.  So, for me, I didn’t mind spending the donuts on them.

If you purchase 1 of the cars you will see a little dialogue popup between Homer and Lisa:

Lisa: Ooh, an electric car!  This beautifully designed feat of engineering is really going to change things around here.
Homer: Ehnn…how fast does it drive?
Lisa: I don’t know.  It doesn’t actually go anywhere…
Homer: So it’s not going to change anything, is it?  Just like the real electric car.

And those are the electrifying details behind these three cars!

What do you think of the electric cars?  Will you be purchasing them?  Which ones?  Where have you placed them in your Springfield?  Did you pass on them?  Why?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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54 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On the Electric Cars?

  1. Just a minor correction to the bonus %. The blue car is slightly less than stated above; it’s 2.25% which makes the 3 car package (80 donuts) total 5% bonus overall.

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  2. When are the releasing the Valentine’s day update?

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