Day 2: Hybrid car

Day 2: Hybrid car

31 Days of Gratitude
Join me as I celebrate all I have to be thankful for during the month of October.
Why October instead of November? One more day!
Enjoy and be blessed.

In the age of dwindling fossil fuels, I finally have something that sips instead of gulps gas. I used to have an Acura MDX that cost me about $80 per week to fill. I absolutely loved that car.

It was a touring, which means it came loaded with a DVD player and a DVD screen to entertain the kids on long trips. It also had a very large storage and seating capacity so it came in handy for camping trips and carting Boy Scouts here and there.

The gas mileage was 17 city/23 highway. I barely averaged 18 on any given day because most of my driving was around town. The only time I got signficant stretch on my tank was whenever I drove long distances, e.g., Los Angeles or Redding, Calif. My range would hit nearly 500 miles compared to almost 360 miles per week.

I was without a car for nearly a year but God sent an angel to purchase some much needed wheels. In California, public transportation is abysmal compared to New York City. Cars are required equipment if you live in this state. We wound up purchasing a Honda Civic Hybrid. I went from $80 per week to about $25 every 10 days to two weeks.

My hope is once I get back on my feet, I’ll be able to buy an MDX Hybrid because I absolutely fell in love with that car. Of course, I also want a Bugatti, a Ferrari and a Tesla all electric car. Maybe later. Just for today, however, I have reliable transportation that doesn’t require almost $400 per month to use.

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