Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Perfect car for carsharing?

Sometimes you hear people who have just come back from Europe saying, "if only we could buy those cars over here". Well, the other day, I realized you can - the Scion A 4-door hatchback. Benoit has a huge fleet of Toyota Echos and Zipcar has many in their fleet as well. And why not - it gets 31 mpg city/38 mpg highway, has a good sound system as standard equipment, has a great reliability record (unlike those cute VWs) and costs about $12,500.

The Scion A is small and oriented toward the younger set so it might not be the only vehicle you want in your fleet. But overall, very handsome and cute. Any thoughts out there?