Sunday, June 25, 2006


Originally uploaded by mattbucher.
Here is our new Toyota Yaris. We tried to find a Honda Fit, but there were none to be had for miles around. In fact, one waiting list for them stretched until November. We also had trouble finding the Yaris in stock. This was really the only one we could find, but we really wanted something that could get close to 40 mpg. I felt like writing my congressman and demanding that auto manufacturers not only produce more compact cars, but produce them in large numbers. I mean, technically the Yaris and Fit exist, but buying them is extremely difficult (or downright impossible in some areas) because they are manufactured in such low quantites. Dealers are not eager to take on lots of them either because they have very little markup built into their prices.