Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Wanted: 2 Cents

One day, the inevitable will happen, and I will need to put Darby to rest and buy a new car. I know, it's painful for me too, but at some point we all need to face reality. I've thought about it a lot, and considering how freaking much I drive, I want a car that will be both fuel efficient and also better for the environment. For these reasons, I know that I want my next car to be a hybrid.

I have narrowed my choices to the Toyota Prius and the Honda Civic hybrid . At this point, I think I am leaning toward the Prius. I know a few people who have them and absolutely love them, but I don't know anyone with the Civic hybrid to compare. This is a HUGE deal for me, both emotionally (I love Darby) and financially (the thought of having car payments again...yeesh)...I want to make sure I am making a good, sound decision and would like to do as much research as possible. If you have first- or second-hand knowledge of either of these cars, or just a preference, please let me know what you think. (You know I am freaking out over this.)

3 comments:

Nasus said...

Fun! You're one step ahead of me (I've been debating between the Prius and the mini-cooper as my next car...) Here are some articles I found:
http://www.car-data.com/xpage.compare/cmp.template.asp?mfg=compare&model=toyotaprius-hondacivichybrid
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24832-2004Aug22.html
http://hybridcars.about.com/od/buyingahybridcar/a/sidebyside.htm

Julia said...

Prius. The civic is nice, too - I have a friend who owns one and likes it - but I think the Prius is the car.

Anonymous said...

I have a Honda Civic hybrid and she is the best car in the world!