Every so often people look at the old car I drive (a 1989 Mitsubishi Mirage), and ask me why I haven't bought a new one. It only happened more when I had a new engine dropped in last year (I figured it was about 3 car payments, so it's now worth it, to my mind). Well, today's post by David Weinberger only convinced me more. He's complaining about his new Yaris only getting 24 mpg in "in town" driving.
Hmm. My Mirage gets 32-35 in town. I've no idea what it would get highway; I hardly ever drive it that way. As well, the Mirage is hardly roomy, but look at this shot of the Yaris' interior at Toyota's site:
That's a sedan in name only; if you want to use your knees later, you'll sit in the front :) Heck, the Ford Windstar (Minivan) my wife drives gets 24-25 mpg. I think I'll drive my Mirage until it crumbles on me :)