Just a few days ago I was thinking about the alternative taxi choices. If a driver does decide to buy their cab the decisions can be daunting. While saving half your daily gas costs when buying a hybrid or diesel, questions still come quickly about weather these smaller cars can do everything that the Crown Victoria can.
Major sticking points:
- Trunk space
- Passenger space
So I think about the Volkswagen Jetta Diesel. The car is the size of a Toyota Corolla, but the trunk space is surprisingly large. The major benefit of Diesel is it doesn't take up valuable trunk space, and since diesel is not a new technology the chances are greater for a long lasting vehicle I would think. I fantasized about driving around that great car and spending less than 15 dollars a day on gas, rather than 35. And still, I wondered, would there be enough trunk space? perhaps having less room for passengers wouldn't be such a bad thing, but a larger trunk is absolutely necessary. And just days later, I saw the Jetta Wagon as a taxi.