Well, I’m a couple days shy of two years with my Yaris. Yesterday on the way home from work I hit 48,000 miles.
It’s still getting between 37 and 42 miles per gallon, with the lower figure in the winter when local gas stations sell a winter blend of gas to conform to Denver’s pollution laws. In summer I get higher gas mileage. My last two tanks of gas were right at 41 mpg.
It’s holding up well for a car that gets 2,000 miles put on it each month. I’m still glad I bought it. I drove it to work and home in the snow today and passed several 4WD SUVs spun out and in the snow, so it seems to handle the snow fairly well. Some of that is the driver I suppose, but it certainly doesn’t fare poorly on its own.
48,000 miles is roughly 1200 gallons. At an average of 2.55 per gallon, that’s a bit more than $3,000 spent on gas. If I had kept my Pathfinder and drove the same mileage (which I would have, if not more) that would have been 3,000 gallons or $7,650, so in two years the Yaris has saved me $4,650 on gas. At that rate it will basically pay for itself in a bit less than four more years.
It certainly has helped the cash flow situation…. $25 per fillup is a whole lot better than $40 per fillup….