Green car coming through.
Ok, so technically the color of the car is red, but, really, it’s Green.
I finally got my Prius. I could not be more excited about it. After long debate CableDad and I decided it was finally time to retire the Golden Chariot. The air conditioning has given out on it twice already this summer and the muffler has also had to be repaired twice but still sounds sick. The general consensus was that if you have to put more money into the car than it’s worth, it ain’t worth it. Enter my new baby.
Yes, I know it’s just a car, but wow, do I love it. It’s already named. MTV. No, not as in Music Television (What a misnomer! MTV hasn’t played actual music in years). MTV in this case stands for “MJ Transport Vehicle”. Come on, our other car was the Golden Chariot. What did you expect?
Anyway, driving around town yesterday in my little MTV was quite a little thrill. I can see already how there will be a daily competition with myself to get better gas mileage. The car’s computer keeps track of my gas usage and there are many many websites of Prius drivers discussing the best driving methods to get the best mileage. Yesterday I averaged 49.4 MPG heading to and from my mother’s house, that’s half on the highway and half on US1. Not too shabby for my first day out. 😀