Toyota’s new 3-cylinder car
I bet the new Toyota AvGo is a perfectly ordinary car that they already sell in other countries, and they were just waiting for Americans to wake up and realize how cool it would be to have a 51-mpg urban car.
Don’t let the 3-cylinder engine fool you; it’ll get around just fine. I once had a Geo Metro XFI with a 3-cyl engine, and it had plenty of zoom (just not insane amounts of zoom). It also got 50 mpg in town, which was a nice feature.
But I didn’t like its flimsy construction, (stuff was always breaking) and it lacked air conditioning which made it unpopular with MrsDoF. The new Toyota comes with a 5-star collision rating and being a Toyota, will probably beat the Suzuki-made Geo on durability as well.
Probably won’t be able to drive it down a creek bed like my Beetle, though.