I needed to get a car bought while I still have the strength of our combined credit. So I ran out and looked at cars.
What I’m getting: a Toyota Prius C 3. It’s the last 2013 on the lot, so they supposedly gave me a deal. It’s new, but it’s about the same price as if it were a low-miles used car, as I looked at these. Red, because I have no choice as to the color – last one on the lot. Black interior – again, not the first choice, but acceptable.
It’s smaller than the classic liftback – I can barely fit the bike in the back, with the seats down and the wheel off. I might get a rack, but that’s down the line. For now, the rare times that I’m hauling the bike somewhere – in the back.
And being small – especially since I’m going to be living in the city – is a good thing. I’ll need to maneuver it into small parallel parking spaces.
Gah, so many many big financial decisions, life changes, all in the space of one summer! 3 months ago