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Writer's Block: I'm in love with my car
blaisepascal
If you could have any car in the world, what would it be?


I don't want one car, I want 3:

Most of the household travel is local -- less than 10 miles from home, low speed (30-45mph max), and only needs to move 1-2 people and perhaps groceries or similar. A small, all-electric car, like the Nissan Leaf or a converted Smart ForTwo would work fine for 60+% of my driving needs. A Tesla Model S would be perfect, and might have the range/charging characteristics to work for the next category as well.

However, we do occasionally, once or twice a month, make road trips to various places, usually 1-6hr distant and sometimes multiple days in length. For these, we'd want to pack multiple suitcases, bedding, etc, and an all-electric around-town car wouldn't have the range or cargo capacity we need for these treks. In that case, something like a plug-in Prius or a Volt would work well. Again, the Model S might fit this role as well.

There is another occasional need: to haul big stuff, like sheet goods or large TV's (most recently), or to go camping in places like Starwood/Brushwood or Pennsic where we have a lot of gear, or to haul lots of stuff we have culled to the solid waste depot/recycling center. In this case, a Model S won't be big enough, and a truck/utility vehicle of some sort is necessary.

The problem, of course, is that it is expensive to rent a truck or saloon car when one needs one, and it is way to expensive to buy three cars. So I guess if I had to pick one (and that's what finances would practically allow) I'd go for Model S.

The other problem is that I'm being way too practical, and I should just go for the gusto and say something fun but impractical like a Tesla Roadster.

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Diesel hybrid station wagon with a trailer hitch. Modded with an extra pack in the back for local trips and can home charge.

lol! do you mean to imply that we should fly be free? ;)

right now I'd settle for onethat did NOT stall out this morning & can take us to the dance flurry without stress :(

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