Submitted by ollie on October 12, 2013
I'm curious as to what everybody else is transitioning from and how it affected the ownership experience.
I currently drive a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid. It's been a great car as far as reliability... no surprises and I'm at 175k miles. But it's so underpowered that it requires a particular habit to remain safe - I have to think and plan at every merge situation on the road because the acceleration is so bad. I have to make sure when turning onto a busy road that I have a ton of room behind me... this car is perpetually floored when not cruising. Things get a little better when its batteries are happy and assisting with power.
I'm going P85+, so the juxtaposition here is going to be comedic.
Keeping the Civic though, if for no other reason than to remove the IRS requirement of a mileage log for a business owner. With two cars, you can declare on personal and one business and forget the log.