My Prius: Four Years Later
Today I am celebrating four years of Toyota Prius ownership. By no means would I classify myself as a car aficionado. I'm not drawn to muscle cars from the 1960s, and I'm not nostalgic about cars with fins. The Adam West Batmobile is cool, so is the DeLorean from Back to the Future.
My first car was a 1990 Chevy Cavalier Z-24. I'm sentimental about that car, but only because it was first mode of transportation that wasn't a bicycle. It represented freedom to a degree. In retrospect, it wasn't nearly as sporty as I thought back in high school. My second vehicle was a gas-hogging 1997 Ford Explorer. Sure, it was nice to have a larger vehicle. But honestly, how often do you help friends move?
Without hesitation, I would say my Prius is my favorite. I get great fuel efficiency. It holds more in the back than people realize. So, over the last four years, I tracked the mileage I put on that car. Based upon the numbers, apparently I drove fewer miles this last year. In 2010, I logged the most miles. I guess our trip to Minneapolis accounts for that increase.