Then I got a job in Bristol and I got warned my some friends that it was a very car centered city, so I got a car. I ended up with a Mini for many reasons, cheap to run, small and maneuverable on the roads here and that I had wanted one since before I started infant school plus with it good fuel economy and small engine it could be seen as being at least semi-green.
Now I drive to and from work everyday noticing all the other cars with just a single person in them just like mine. At weekends I do better, I tend not to use my car much still walking most places. Of course I recycle my stuff, which is one thing Bristol does very well, we have a box for all the paper/cans/bottles which is collected once a week.
So with my car being ill I have been thinking about replacing it (whenever I talk about no longer owning a mini people seem to always tell me I can't do that, which I do find strange, next time it happens I must ask why they see it as such a bad thing), and so thinking all green. I thought about the Toyota Primus, then I looked at the cost, £17,545.00 for the base model to £20,045.00 for the top of the range, plus any options you want. I was a little shocked, I thought they would be more than a normal family hatchback but only by 1-2 grand not being nice sport cars money (MR2 start at £17,150.00), so it was a nice idea but its not going to happen, maybe the price will have come down by the next time I'm looking.