Monday, September 29, 2008
I love the Yaris
While I'm waiting for my student I'll tell you that I went to the University of Kentucky for a workshop last week. Lexington was a lovely city. I didn't have time to sight see really but I did manage to get lost 2x and so I saw a little more than I had expected. While I was there, I rented a Toyota Yaris. The guy at the rental company tried to get me to spend just a few dollars more a day to get a bigger car but I didn't think I could justify it with my employer so I stuck with the compact size car. It turns out I LOVED the Yaris. I want one. I only took one picture while I was up there and here it is... what does it tell you?
It was so much fun to drive and I think the gas milage was good. When I turned the car back in I only had to put. $11.13 worth of gas in... Which was about 2.5 gallons. And I must have driven about 70 miles around the city... and the turning ratious... was phenominal. Yes, I tested it.
I currently drive a Ford Escape... which I also love. It makes great excess storage in the rare times that I have company over to my house. The Yaris would never be good for that. Still, I want a Yaris. I keep trying to tell myself that a paid for car is better than a not paid for car... no matter what the gas milage is. That might not be true if I had to drive more... but, I'm not really a girl who drives a lot. I probably drive.... maybe 100 miles a week. So, it's not worth it right? my ability to reason needs some back up here.... because the desire to go car shopping is pretty strong.
I'm also a vain person. I probably wouldn't look very sophistacted or cool driving a Yaris either right? Right? help me out, right?
I don't need a new compact car do I? Well, do I? sigh. It was just so much fun to drive.
Okay... my student is through.... time for me to go find some food to chow down on... and trust me... it's not going to be pretty.
Still I'm a little concerned that a big ol' 5' 10' chick shouldn't drive a Yaris.
But I am going to be the anti-consumerist voice here (that you asked for)....don't get a new car. Nothing is wrong with your "old" car. It still looks and feels new! It is a perfect fit for your driving and your life. It is safe and a good size (for bham driving) So, maybe put the Yaris in your list for the future - but keep driving your paid-for car. Think of all the trips you can take with the car payment money you'll save!
(Having said all this - you know my car situation. still driving my grandmother's old car - a '91 model - no AC, bullet hole in the hood, hole in the fender. I'm all about paid for.)
Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]
Subscribe to Posts [Atom]