So yes, we sold the green machine. After much searching, arguing (yes, because my wife and I both love cars and driving, we argue about them)… we finally compromised with the… drum roll please… A 2008 Mazdaspeed 3.

Why we chose this car:

  • 4 doors
  • Under $25,000
  • It’s a hatchback like the green machine
  • It can fit a huge baby stroller plus ample room for groceries
  • It can comfortably fit a baby seat in a rear facing position
  • It’s fast (260hp 280tq)
  • It’s a limited edition so it should maintain its value well
  • It handles well

So far, I’m really happy with the car. I’ve fit tons of baby stuff in the car for our new baby room and from our baby shower. I’m still breaking it in with a couple hundred miles left, but I’m already getting 24-25mpg on average! Sweet! And the car handles oh so awesome.

Now here’s the question… what do I name it?