So I just turned in my leased 2007 BMW 325xi. I thought I'd be more disappointed to let it go.
I've been driving my new car for a few weeks now, a 2008 Nissan Altima hybrid.
Yes. I've gone from a 6 cylinder 6-speed manual transmission sports sedan to a 4 cylinder gas sipper and you know what? I love it.
Part of it is the benefit of buying a Nissan vs. A luxury class car like the Infiniti. I can load up the car with all the extras and still come out ahead of the game.
But I'm really enjoying the hybrid. It has turned me into a hyper-miler, albeit a really lazy one as the car does all the obsessive gas-saving stuff for you.
It has also turned me into a different sort of driver. The BMW wanted to jump off the line and who was I not to oblige? ;)
The altima hybrid can certainly get out of it's own way but it is more fun to see how far I can get on the battery before the motor kicks in.
It is a strange mindset for me to be in but here I am. If I can do it, so can the rest of America!