I'm looking for a new car.
I've had my Kia Rio for 3 years now. It's a very reliable car, very stingy on gas--and uncomfortable. It's definitely a young person's car; someone "mature" like me needs a little more padding on the seats to be able to tolerate those long drives to Canada or Colorado.
So I've been considering a Toyota Camry. Very reliable, very comfortable car. Found a nice used one, too, at a decent price when compared to Kelley Blue Book. I'm very impressed with Hybrids, though--I think it's the "nifty" factor--and test driving a brand new Ford Escape Hybrid yesterday made me swoon. It's been many moons, since I got rid of my Ranger pickup back in 97, since I've sat high enough to see in traffic. An Escape would be nice.
It's a lot of money, though. That's the big drawback for me. It's a lot of freakin' money. So I thought, if I'm even willing to pay that much for a new Escape Hybrid, I should look into the price of a Camry Hybrid. Holy crap, can you believe the Camry's MSRP is more than the Escape's? Eek!
No, I'm not going to consider a Prius or an Insight. Again, I need something a little more "cushy". I'm afraid to look into the cost of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Maybe I should just go get the used Camry, and let my *next* vehicle be a hybrid.