Saturday, March 26, 2011

Seriously. Cool.

I think it's a little ironic that I my blog has taken an environmentally-friendly turn lately, and I've been talking about making small changes to turn into good habits. Well, how about I make a big change? Like... a brand new 2011 Prius?

Meet Lexi (as in Sexy Lexi... per Randy. Yep. she is sexy). This is our new addition to the family. And while the old ride (our 2005 Equinox) was one of my favorites... the 17mpg wasn't cutting it. Since my commute has changed (I used to live 3 minutes from where I worked), I really started feeling the gas prices hitting me hard. After much deliberation between old and new, a model II or III, price, color, and everything else you could think of, we just decided that this one was the one we wanted. I love the silver... mostly the best color to choose from since the colors are so limited. I also love the navigation system, bluetooth capabilities, and XM radio (hello, station 51, Coffee House), not to mention the absolute amazing gas mileage I'm getting. It's unbelievable. 

It's pretty darn amazing how much technology goes into this car. There's most definitely a learning curve to driving it (start button, park button, keyless entry, camera for backing up, different drive modes, etc). It's made me into one careful driver, that's for sure, especially when there's no sound at all until you hit about 30mph. It's quite a weird thing to experience. I'm now just getting the hang of changing between driving modes. Power mode for get-up-and-go. Eco mode for cruising and major gas-saving. Hats off to you and your fine product, Japan. 

She even looks good from behind. It definitely makes going green look good :)


Under^ONE^Roof said...

you have a wonderful blog. how much does lexi costs in US?