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Two years ago I testdrove a Yaris. I found the steering absolutely scary at highway speed and opted for the Chevy Cobalt which got about the same mileage and felt like a real car. I never knew if the example of Yaris I was driving was mis-calibrated or what the deal was, but a slight tweak of the wheel to the left or right and it felt like the car was going to go into a ditch. it was a new car from a dealer and I couldn't wait to get it back to the dealer. I assume that hasn't been the experience of anyone else?
Back when gas was 4 bucks a gallon, I bough 2 VXes, and paid ~$2k for each. Recently I was looking for a car for my sister and saw more VXes for sale and prices have come down too! In the end she did not want a VX, but if you did - you can find them, that's for sure, may be drive a couple hours to pick it up, but nothing crazy, cmon man.
And I don't disagree with appeal of new car, but if you are mechanically inclined and want the best utility and FE, VXes are still the way to go!
EPA city/highway for
2010 Yaris 5spd is 29/36 MPG
1994 Civic VX 39/50MPG
So EPA says there is 40% difference in fuel usage.
But don't get me wrong, I'm not saying VXes are for everybody. If you don't know how to work on cars, or don't have the time or facility, with a VX you'd be in a world of trouble as fixing them is a pain, and most mechanics will not know how to fix them right, but be perfectly happy to take your money. So it's really a DIY kinda car.
And I'm not trying to knock down Yaris, just saying they kinda different.