I spent a lot of time in my car. From school drop off, errands, volunteering, school pickup, after-school activities, and the occasional meeting, I practically live in my car. And that doesn’t even include all of the family road trips that we take! But, I’m not willing to spend a fortune on a car, because they really aren’t a good investment.
When my 2004 Toyota Matrix was going to require more than $2k worth of work last year, my husband and I decided that it was best to purchase a new car. Our choice? The 2010 Toyota Prius – a car that has completely changed my opinion of vehicles.
For someone who doesn’t generally like cars just for the sake of loving them, I LOVE this car. Besides the great gas economy features of the hybrid, the Toyota Prius really drives well. It’s a great size, with a trunk that is much larger than it looks. I can fit a lot in this car – including furniture, suitcases, and other travel gear. The edition of the car I purchased comes with navigation as well as Bluetooth – two features that are perfect for a traveling family. The gas economy is fabulous, and I’m now filling up my car every two or three weeks rather than every week. When we go on a family road trip, we can go so much further without filling up!
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