My wife and I have a Honda Accord (Acura TSX in the states) and it's the best car we've ever owned. It really is the best value for money car out there.
It cost us £10k three years ago and it has
- cruise control
- automatic lights
- automatic wipers
- leather seats (heated)
- auto-dimming rear view mirror
- reverse camera
- parking sensors all round
- integrated sun visor
- even the passenger wing mirror dips when reversing to help avoiding the kerb
- not a noise, knock or rattle in sight
We love it. However, after continuing talks of banning diesel cars we thought we'd get rid early before we were pushed. Furthermore, we've moved closer to my place of work so it's uneconomical to have a diesel for short journeys
So, we've gone and got ourselves a hybrid. It's a Lexus CT200h.
It has a lot of features but it's ever so strange to drive. You turn it on and it's silent. You pull off and it's silent. The brakes feel different as hybrids have a feature known as 'regen' where engine braking effectively slows the car down for you (unless you apply a lot of pressure and the normal 'friction' brakes come into play) and charges the batteries. This means you hardly ever use your brakes. Some brake systems (pads and discs) even outlast the life of the car.
Does anybody else own an electric or hybrid car?
We pick ours up on Monday