I looked at the Hybrid Civic yesterday but have a size issue with it. The batteries are in the boot behind the back seats and dramatically reduce the boot size compared to the regular Civic. This also means that the back seats don't fold down.
Atm I struggle to fit stuff in the boot of my commodore sedan for work, so I know the Hybrid Civic would be too small but I'm hoping to be able to send a lot more stuff by couriers anyway.
If I need to deliver things that don't fit in the Civic, I'd end up having to drive DH's territory. My other option is to by an x-trail and I wouldn't have the size problem.
I'd love a Hybrid, but the size has me really concerned. DH would choose riding his motorbike over driving the civic, so I'm worried that we'd end up with the civic sitting at home unused. To think of how much emissions I could save by using it instead of a regular petrol car gets me so excited, but that gets shut down at the thought of those potential savings being wasted due to size issues.
What would you do? Buy the Civic and borrow DHs territory? Or buy the x-trail and not have to worry about size problems?
Poll to come