SHUDDER. Bad stuff, that last post isn't it? I wrote a "Letter to the Editor" today. We'll see if I end up on the cuttin' room floor (I might because I wrote it nude and nudity often gets censored for family-related media consumption).
So, Corn and I are looking into buying a car (John, THANK YOU for your detailed reply to my hybrid query). Specifically, it seems we have fallen for the Toyota Prius. Beautyful and easy on the gasoleeny and the environment. We test-drove one yesterday. What a crazy little machine! For slower, city driving, the car runs on the electric battery. So, when you stop at a light the car is like, dead silent - no idling feeling, nothing. A bit surreal, but kinda cool.
So, we are weighing our options between used and new. H Gregoire has 42 used 2006 models ($2000 off showroom price and an added $1200 off promo with a free e-bike scooter..hah!). And it pays to know a woman who hosts the Car Show on CJAD. Lisa Christensen is a godsend, her expertise about cars is amazing - and I chatted with her about what to look for, etc. today. Good gal to know.
Next, we'll talk to Toyota and see what their price is, for a 2007. But, it really looks like the Prius is where we're headed. Plus, it's damn cute. And you guys SO know cute is a factory when girls buy cars.