I just purchased an '11 Rogue. I love the car. I spend 4 hours a day behind the wheel for work and purchased this car to replace my '04 Element with 176K. The Honda runs great and always has. My wife has taken on the Element and we are selling her '04 Odyssey with 102K because our children no longer require a mini van.
After driving the Nissan for a few days at work I have started to wonder whether my wife should be driving the new car for her short commute to and from work and I should be driving the Element daily since the wear and miles aren’t as costly for a 7 year old car that is paid off. The Nissan is more comfortable and has power everything. The Element is a 5 speed manual and aside from a great sound system, has cold air, a new clutch and 4 new tires.
My fiscal conservative side tells me that my wife should be driving it to save on the miles. My rear end tells me the new car is pretty comfy and I should just keep my thoughts to my self.
Any opinions before I discuss this with my wife?