The lease on my gas-guzzling, man-hood defining, earth-destroying, frankly excessive status symbol has another 14 months to run but I’m already looking out for a suitable replacement.
Replacement vehicle requirements are: Must be fun, sexy and (I hate to admit it) vaguely manly. Must be fuel efficient. Should carry a bike if possible.
Prius – perfect. Except it’s not vaguely sexy or fun and is the automotive equivalent of a Best of Supertramp album.
Smart car. Fun, affordable, efficient and, like a Britney-in-concert ticket, not available till 2008.
That Honda thing? Girl car.
Conclusion: I don’t think there’s a perfect solution to my 4-wheel conundrum out there on the market (yet). And why not? Am I the only guy on the planet who wants to put his ecological money where his mouth is and wants a bit of styling to go with it? Come on people.