I feel it necessary to give a shout out to my 2002 Echo. I've always known it's good on gas, but this past week I put it to the test. After I filled it up, I set the Trip monitor to measure how many kilometres I could get from a full tank.
And then I drove....
I drove around the city, to the airport and back, to Peggy's Cove and back, and to the Valley and back. Not bad! I put 549 kms with all the driving I did this past week, and still had gas in the tank (about 1/8th a tank).
With gas at 1.387, and no likelihood of going down anytime soon, I'm very grateful for my little fuel-efficient car.