Here’s the scenario. We currently have two vehicles. A 2007 Mustang GT convertible with about 44k miles and a 2011 Escape with 31k. Both were purchased new (April of '07 and December of '10). The Mustang was paid off after about three years and we have about a year to pay on the Escape. Since April of '09 we have put about 10k miles on the Mustang as a result of moving closer to work I figure we average less than 200 miles a month on that car.
We are concerned that the car is actually not being driven enough and occasionally try to find a reason to take it on a “longer” drive. When my wife drives to work, it’s only about a mile there and back. I’d hate to do damage with daily short trips. She has become very interested in the Nissan Leaf and we’ve started to compare it to the Focus EV (considering incentives) and are considering a lease. I don’t see the sense of having three cars though. We both love the Mustang and really would hate to get rid of it.
So, in a nutshell we are pondering the three options (in my current order of preference):
- Stay the course with the two cars we have.
- Keep the two cars and add the EV
- Sell the Mustang and replace with an EV
I’m interested in any other opinions you may have. Thanks.