WHAT THE HECK WAS I THINKING?!?!
Ok, so I didn't sell the truck or anything. It's in the body shop getting a new passenger front fender. My mother-in-law shut her double sided steel 7' tall gate on it when it was 700 miles old. The good news is her home-owner's is footing the bill, and they set up an rental car for me.
So when I got to the rental car agency this morning, they informed me that all of their full size rentals are either out or getting serviced. So I had a choice between a mini van and a Prius. A piece of advice: when you have a choice between a mini van and a Prius, don't choose the Prius.
It has a joystick for a shifter. It feels and looks like a shuttle for Star Trek. It has NO power at all. I thought electrics/hybrids were suppose to have "pep." Not even a hint of pep here. You have to push a freaking button to get it into park. It won't even honk at you to tell you it's locked. Rather, it gives you a petite and timid little "beep." There's no thermal energy from the motor to get it warm on a cold and drizzly day.
Sure, it gets 50 mpg, and I probably won't even have to add any gas to it before I take it back to the rental agency, but I have a distinct feeling that if I had any type of serious collision with something like a Prius while driving my truck, whoever is driving or riding in the Prius is toast. And do you know how many super/heavy duty trucks there are driving around here in Lubbock?? I'm kind of scared for my life
Anyway, only a couple of days, and I'll be back in my truck. Thank you Lord!