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Buying an economic automatic - what would you recommend?

I have recently changed my journey to work and wonder if I should change my car. I have a 2004 Toyota Yaris 1.3 auto (based on your previous recommendation for a much longer commute). Whilst the Yaris is excellent on the longer journeys, the fuel consumption for the short journeys is not good. Is there another car that you would recommend that would be economical over all journeys but particularly the shorter ones, or should I still with the Yaris?

Asked on 13 March 2014 by Jennie

Answered by Honest John
No. Stick with the Yaris. That's the best, the most economical and above all the most reliable for this type of use. On a run it should get 40-41mpg. If it doesn't there is something wrong with it. Try switching to Shell V-Power Nitro Plus petrol. That should pay for itself in improved mpg.
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