For years, I’ve desired a compact car, especially after visiting France in late ’08. I noticed in the area I was in, a lot of people drove compact cars. Clearly, the French have the right idea when it comes to purchasing sensible vehicles for themselves and the environment.
I’m sort of a hippie, so I’m into being as green as I can be, without making my current lifestyle uncomfortable. I recycle most of my paper, glass, and plastic products. I properly dispose of grease and batteries. I’ve even started using [MEN, BEWARE I'M ABOUT TO MENTION A LADY PRODUCT]: a menstrual cup, so that I can save money and the Earth by using less disposable feminine items. I let my armpits and legs grow hair during the colder months (though the armpit hair can get a bit gross, so I do shave it, but not so much as when it’s warm). It’s time to green up my car, too.
Since I have two kiddies, I must have a four-door vehicle. I definitely want to save on gas, especially since I wanted to set one of my local gas stations on fire after paying over forty dollars to fill up the tank of my sedan. Ridiculous! I could’ve gotten some shorties at Wawa with the unnecessary extra payment for gas. These oil tycoons must be stopped, before we all have to sell ourselves just to get a gallon of the good stuff for our rides. It’s all problematic. Anyhow, I’ve always liked Hondas, so I’d like to get a Honda Fit.
After doing a little research (I plan on doing more), I’ve read that the car has had some recalls. Should I be surprised? Of course not, seems like every car ever made has had a recall of some sort, but does that mean it’s okay? Car manufacturers have to do better, but that’s a whole other topic in itself. Despite the recalls, I’d still like to own this car, because the previous defects don’t seem to take away from the car’s overall performance, and this must be somewhat factual since this particular Honda model won a few awards.
Case in point, smaller cars, mean less money on maintenance, fuel, and more space on the road. Imagine a world without huge SUVs cluttering the highways. Yes, I’m anti-SUV. I’ve always believed, mostly since the early 2000s, that SUVs are just a much cooler and tougher version of a minivan. Think about it.