So the wifey may get a new job. The location of the job would disallow for the use of public transportation that we currently utilize to great success.
Her car is leased so we'd be playing it fast and loose with the mileage restrictions, and mine is a fuel hog that doesn't have OnStar or ESC or side impact airbags and so forth.
Her solution is to buy a Smart. She wants something small, stylish, and returns great fuel economy on the highway. She likes the Smart or the Mini Cooper, with the Smart being on the top of the list.
She wasn't interested in a Prius because they're ugly. She thinks a Jetta TDI wouldn't work since diesel is usually much more expensive than gasoline. She can't stand Cobalts. She wouldn't be caught dead in a Focus is too low rent. She thinks a Civic Hybrid would be good, but they're pricey. And the Insight is twice as ugly as the Prius. And she certainly couldn't be convinced to look at a Pontiac Vibe.
So if she gets this job, it looks like we'll have our first furrin' car.
Of course, she may hate it on the test drive (which I'm sure will happen), so this may all be just talk.