The lease on the 2017 Ford C-Max, a plug-in hybrid vehicle, was up at the end of September. I had the option to buy it, but I didn't want to. I liked lots of things about that car but I did not like the fact that the electric battery took up so much space and that a full charge did not give that many electric only miles (25, more bother than it was worth). They don't even make them anymore so that tells you something.
I do drive from Vermont to Florida and back, but once I am settled in one place or the other I don't put on all that many miles. I decided to look into vehicles that would be a comfortable long distance ride and have plenty of room for when I am traveling with the grandchildren.
And honestly, I want a car that just might last for the rest of my driving career. I am young at heart, but, let's face it, I am not very young.
I bought a Ford Edge. I am mostly a Ford person. I did have a Prius, which I liked. Before that, I did have a Saab, a car I craved all my life. It was a complete disaster.
I took Don with me to the dealership. He bought all his commercial vehicles from Ford and he negotiated a good deal for me. He does amazing research to find good deals. I picked up the car on Friday. He drives a good bargain and then offers to drive it for the first 5000 miles "just to be sure it's safely broken in." What a guy!
I am enjoying the new car smell, playing with all the buttons. Maybe when it's not raining I will go for a ride.