Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Did I tell you how much I HATE my vehicle??

OMG!! This car is the biggest POS ever!! The lag is back, and it's most annoying. I guess the only positive things I can say are (1) it's not breaking down (at least not yet) and (2) it lags, but it's not surging forward like before - when I press on the accelerator, half of the time, it works perfectly normally; the other half of the time, nothing happens for a couple of seconds and then the car speeds up normally... but the lag is a little scary. What if I'm making a turn and don't have that extra 3 seconds to hesitate?? I've become a very cautious driver since it started - which I guess isn't a bad thing, but it's annoying.

I'm leaning farther and farther away from another Veracruz as the days go on. I know it might still be the best deal we can make, BUT I just hate this vehicle so much!! I know it's probably the ONLY crossover that I will be able to find, but I'm willing to go back into an SUV at this point. The Highlander Hybrid is looking pretty fine right now, even with the higher price tag!!

If I have the time, I may go check out some vehicles tomorrow... I need to actually see the SUVs and drive them to make any kind of informed decision. As much as I hate the idea of increasing my car payment - it's already $603/month - at this point, if that's what it takes, then so be it... The Highlander hybrid gets an estimated 27 mpg compared to 15 for the non-hybrid version (the Veracruz is about 17); seems that the improved gas mileage would more than make up for the increase in car payment... if I like the way it drives/handles. We'll see... God I hate this!