Jangro's Gone Green (For Real)

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!

Posted on Monday, August 4, 2008 at 10:45:19 AM in Fun
Tags: bmw,  hybrid,  nissan altima
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