I took delivery of our new car a few days ago. A Honda Civic Hybrid. So far, a very pleasant experience. Our C02 emissions are halved in one go, and cost of ownership has also dropped by half – largely due to the government subsidizing “green” cars. Still, a step forward for the climate and for the wallet.
The rough bit was selling the old one, a 4 year old Subaru Outback. The market for larger cars – especially 4WD – has really dived here in Sweden. I’m really mostly glad about that because it does make a lot of sense. But it did hit me quite hard financially to sell cheaper than I wanted.
I’ll just have to write it off as the cost of a bad decision 4 years ago.