Anyone Drive a Chevy Spark?
We used to have 2 cars but went down to 1 a couple of years ago. At that time, we kept her Accent 2012 5 Door GL and gave up our Elantra Limited which was fully loaded. She much prefers a small car and the Elantra was uncomfortable for her.
I don't mind the Accent but miss the features of the Elantra. At first, we were interested in a Chevy Trax but we test drove it yesterday and she finds it too big. The salesman pointed us toward a Spark 2LT. We test drove it and rather liked it but wonder if we shouldn't spend another $5,000 and get a more substantial car. After our trade-in, it would cost under $19,000 all in. They are throwing in 2 years of oil changes, and a $750 winter tire credit. The 2LT model has pretty much every option I miss from the Elantra and more like backup camera, moonroof, (fake) leather seats, push button start, Sirius XM, lane departure warning, collision avoidance, emergency braking, and rear parking sensors. It also includes a basic trailer hitch for a bicycle rack.
So I have to say the car surprised me but I wonder if I'll ultimately be dissatisfied with it. We actually do less than 8,000 kms per year most of which is in the city. My other options at the moment would be a Prius C which would cost about $9,000 more or an Elantra GT which is only slightly bigger than the Accent. I haven't priced it yet.
Another car I'm interested in is the Hyundai Venue which arrives in Canada in November but probably won't be widely available for a few months after that.