Recently my husband suggested he sell his 2005 Ford Truck (the small variety they don’t make anymore) and he take on my car (2005 Scion XB named TukTuk) and I should buy a new car. His truck is not so hot. It needs some work to AC which, although not a show stopper, might be a sign that is it starting down that pathway of needing more and more repairs. My car, TukTuk is a trooper. Over 170K and still runs great. I adore it.
My first inclination is ‘find your own car, dude; I’m not giving up Tuk’ which isn’t really one of those things you want to start a conversation with in a marriage.
So I’m thinking - what kind of car could possibly replace TukTuk in my heart? I do not like the current XB design - they have gotten all big and puffy and gross looking. (sorry Scion Industrial Design team)
My biggest mileage hit is my work commute @15 miles 1 way highway mostly.
I like the idea of an electric car. But, Toyota Prius is pretty dull body shape and to be honest, over priced because of their popularity. The Nissan Leaf is okish; but again a pretty dull looking car. Smart Cars are cute and they have an electric model.
Any users out there with any advice?