Well, after driving an 18-year-old ’89 Honda Accord for over 16 years, I broke down last month and bought a 2008 Toyota Matrix XR.
It’s not the perfect car I’ve been dreaming of, but it was the closest fit to some pretty tough criteria:
- List price under $20,000
- Largest cargo capacity for a small car
- Over 30 mpg highway
- Silver with grey interior
- Not embarassingly ugly
Here it is with the seats down.
By the way, if you think Christmas is coming earlier every year, please be aware that the 2009 Toyotas are already here. They came out the end of January.