List Love Book Club: Existential Car Angst

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List your favorite car models

Our car broke big-time last week which has been creating havoc for our commuting schedule. 2 working adults + 1 child in daycare-1 car equals insane commuting schedule. In-sane.  After waiting a week to get a diagnosis on our car our mechanic called us and started the conversation with "I'm so sorry".

The repairs are more than car is worthy. Ruh-roh.

The upside is that I've been thinking quite a bit about car models. Shall I take you on a listography of my car-buying process? Yes? Vamos!

  1. Subaru Forrester: Love, but the All-Wheel Drive burns unecessary fuel here in non-snowy California.
  2. Mini-Cooper: Cute but impractical for people with a kid. This is totally the car I'm buying after Elian is grown. I'm serious!
  3. Volvos: Love them, but too expensive. We are civil servants after all.

Which brings us to our winning car: A used Prius. Great gas mileage, roomy inside, great trunk space, safe and reliable. Incidentally one of my closest friends is a hybrid/clean-energy car expert. She drives a Prius, it was an easy choice.

So Team internet what do you think? Anybody out there have a Prius and want to share their feedback? Other favorite car models? Car-shopping advice to share? Buying a car is a huge expense so I'm happy to hear any and all feedback!

Danielle's got the link today so head on over there or leave your advice in the comments.

Posted on October 18, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.