Well first off I must say thanks for all of the help here with my questions, We ended up buying her… are you ready… A prius. Yes a prius. A civic was the first choice and we just about pulled the trigger on it but it wasnt meant to be. The prius is actually a wonderful car, I must say its a technological marvel, Honestly. Its a fascinating car, it drives nice, the a/c is cold although it takes a while to start making progress but this is like any new vehicle nowadays.
The civic was in horrible shape, it had a salvage title, and it seen little love in its 180k miles. It was abused and did better than most cars would have.
I get angry about things, I fly off the handle and make irrational comments and fall back to my old ignorant redneck self, for this I am sorry. I have always done this, I probably still will, but I am getting better at controlling myself.
I bought The caprice as a “toy”. Its a nice old car and i enjoy those type of vehicles. She actually drove it to work a few times and hated it, but did admit it had sofa-like seats. The only problem with the caprice is the a/c. It has been converted and will probably never be its old r-12 self.
So when I want to revert back to the “good-ol-days” I drive the caprice, when we want to enjoy the best that todays technology can provide we drive the prius.
The Prius is an absolutely phenomenal car, even though I get crap from my coworkers when I drive it to work.
So thanks folks!
P.S. (heres my stubborn self coming out)
I will admit drum brakes time has past, however I will argue that they just fine for the time, though times change. So now Im in love with a car that uses regenerative braking, it barely uses any brake lining at all, it stops mostly using regen braking.
Psss… I really did trade beer for brakes in the 90’s. I didn’t drink, but I found it was cheaper to go buy a case of beer for my old mechanic friend to reline my shoes. To fully appreciate this you have to understand the part of Indiana where this happened at the time was at least 20 years behind the times, its better now than it used to be, but in the 1990’s it was like walking back in time to the 1960’s. There were good and bad things about this, overall it was probably a bad thing, but its just the way it was.