So, as mentioned in multiple posts in the past, we were contemplating getting rid of one of our cars because I work from home and barely ever need a car to get around. Well, today is Day #1 of me not having a car at all, and so far so good. (Yea, I know, it’s only one day.) My wife is driving the Mini to work and school and I hoofed it today to the post office, the bank, the library and the grocery store. All in all, it took only about 1.5 hours to do all this and it was nice to get outside and walk around.
If you have been contemplating purchasing a hybrid car, now might be the time, at least according to Edmunds.com. While we are in the process of getting rid of one car altogether, with gas prices going up and tax incentives going down, if we were buying a car, we would definitely go hybrid. But for now, my hybrid will be my feet or my bike. From CNNMoney:
Once a given manufacturer sells more than 60,000 credit-eligible
vehicles, tax credits for that company’s vehicles start being reduced
and ultimately eliminated….For example, because Toyota is past the sales limit, the tax credit
for purchasing a Prius has dropped to $1,575, from $3,150 in September
2006. Next month, it will be halved again, to $787.50.
So we have made a decision. In reference to previous posts about getting rid of one of our cars, we have decided to sell my wife’s car and keep my Mini that I rarely drive anyway. She has taken the Mini to work this morning, and I will be taking her car over to the detailer to have it cleaned up. Lucky for us, we already sold it to a friend of ours, so that part of the headache is over. We decided to keep the newer car even if it costs us more per month as A. we like it more than her car, B. it is still fully covered under warranty, and C. well, it is a Mini. Most fun car I have ever owned, even better than my 2 Audi’s I had back in the day and my GTI.