Deciding on Car to Purchase in 2012


As you may have read in my previous posts on the Ford Fusion Hybrid quest, I’m in the market for a new car.  However, it is super difficult being a new graduate living on a teacher’s salary while paying other obligations.  As a science teacher, I believe it imperative that we get the most out of our cars that we can, and hybrid technology will definitely be a requirement in my future car, whatever that may be.

In the last post I made on that original quest before I originally abandoned that endeavor, I compared a number of cars that I thought would be good fits for me.  Specifically, I compared the Ford Fusion Hybrid, The Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Toyota Prius.  These were all recommended via many car sites.

By accident, I happened to stumble upon a car that could give all of these cars a run for their money.  Specifically, I learned about the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which looks amazing, and despite having some initial issues, Hyundai seems to be doing a great job to make a superior vehicle.  2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid pricing starts at $25,850.

It looks that the Ford Fusion Hybrid model year 2013 Hybrid will be unveiled next Monday, January 9th, 2012 (a day before my birthday!)  I believe I will have to wait to buy a 2013 model as I won’t be able to get the money available before then and sign away my life with the loan.  I would most likely be looking at comparable 2013 hybrids as well.

Here’s my deal with you Hybrid car manufacturers.  I will trade my expertise in writing blog posts for you in exchange for a hybrid sedan.  Really, I promise.  That’s directed at you Ford, Honda, Toyota, and Hyundai.  Especially Hyundai- I haven’t seen any particularly interesting real owners blogs.  We’ll see if these companies would like some true owner blogs.