This all started with a family decision to cut down on the monthly fuel bill for our 2 car household
. The first car (a Golf petrol) to go was replaced in November with a low mileage (19k miles) 2009 Insight bought direct from Honda UK's R&D department. The learning curve was quick and now both my wife and I are enthusiastic about how this interesting car has not only decimated (well halved actually) our fuel bill but has changed driving habits.
Those of you who know how aggressively policed and crowded the UK's roads are will understand that removing the ability to compete with other cars on a performance basis is very soothing - no more testosterone fuelled 'red mist'. Now, I just sit back and relax in the smug knowledge that my running average of 55mpg (Imp Gallons) is saving me a bundle and that I am 'doing my bit' (pious, qui moi?
). But I digress.
The hybrid bug has well and truly bit and I now lust after a 1st Generation car to replace my insanely thirsty Subaru Outback 3.0R. When I first started looking around in October, there were about 6 or so being advertised (in the UK that is).
Now that I am actively ready to buy one, there are none for sale, not one in the whole country. So what's going on? I know that only 250 (?) were imported so there is not a huge market but I am still surprised. Any members about to divest themselves of their toys?
Or do I look at importing from the USA (I don't mind LHD) where there seem to be plenty and what does that entail?