I've been a big fan of the Honda Fit since test driving one about five years ago. For such a small car it had remarkable space on the inside. Test driving it again last week and that same feeling of spaciousness is still there. I'm completely comfortable up front and there's still room behind me for Jen to sit with Paige in the rear seats.
On top of that, it is a fun little go kart to drive. More so because we opted for a manual transmission. It's been almost 10 years since I've had to shift on my own and it feels great to have that back. Jen can't drive standard though so there will have to be lessons at some point. If our marriage can survive that, I'm pretty sure we can take on anything. Plus Paige will have the opportunity to learn some new colorful words.
The truck remains our second vehicle. For now. The next step in our plan is to sell the truck and get a minivan of some sort so that we've got the same monthly payments with two vehicles as we had with just the truck. I'm going to miss that truck. It's been a solid, dependable, workhorse. But it's not a very family friendly vehicle. So that will change too but, for now, I'm actually looking forward to tomorrow's commute.