So. The time has come. This will be my next car. I feel very very strange, it is a move sideways in terms of fuel efficiency, but a giant leap forward in handling, power and speed.
I am keeping my old Impreza L AWD also with aspirations of eventually converting it to an electric car. Electric cars, mostly home conversions (consumer cars are a long way off yet) are gaining a bit of momentum. Check this out. And if you think an electric Impreza is nuts, look at this.
That ought to put a stop to anybody telling you electric cars are slow. Range and weight are another topic entirely though. Due to current battery technology, weight is the biggest problem being faced by EV builders. Give it time.
You can hurl the rotten eggs, cabbage and kitten feces at me now. I know I espouse a responsible and economical lifestyle; a rally car inspired sedan doesn’t exactly fit that. But it doesn’t get worse gas mileage than my current car either, so that makes me at least a bit happy on that front.
Uh… I can’t actually afford to buy the new car at the moment. I’m attempting to buy a house, and thats turned into a hissing medusa of loan problems and builder subterfuge. 😦 I think it would be unwise of me to try 2 large purchases at once. We’ll see.