Lots of cars at the show but the show is about the size of last year's show but much smaller than of years past. Most of the cars we wouldn't have if they were given to us but we did find several of interest. We're going to have to replace the Volvo's soon and are looking for a comfortable, safe efficient, and cheap car. The cheap and efficient requirements eliminate 95 percent of the vehicles at the show. We want gas high mileage, especially in the city. We want a low teens price. Hybrids usually meet the first requirement but not the second. We liked the Hyundai Accent, the Kia Forte, the Ford Focus, and the Toyota Yaris. There is little if any difference in the first three vehicles. They could all come from the same factory as far as we could tell. Same fit for my 6'2" height, same ease of entry, same rear seat room. same three round instrument panels. Same prices. The Yaris is a bit smaller. On big difference to us is that the Kia has passed the crash tests and topped them with outstanding results. It also has excellent minimal emissions. Unfortunately, to get an automatic transmission and air conditioning the low teens aren't possible but they aren't too much higher. being just above $17,200 for all. They all have good mpg ratings with the Kia Forte at 26 city and 36 highway. Now we'll have to test drive these to check noise and ride. In the same arena is the new Nissan Leaf, an all electric. It's a little smaller and we couldn't try out our fit in the car because it was behind barricades but it looks nice. It has a 100 mile range. it would be an excellent candidate for our city, stay at home car. It is priced with the usual bonus that hybrids and electric cars have being around $32k but the person that showed the car mentioned some interesting rebates that bring it down into a possibility. Rebates from the feds and the state amount to around $15k so now we're talking a possibility at $17k? Of course it's only avalable by reservation since it's sold out before produced. I wonder why? We aren't in an urgent need of our new car yet but these looked good.
We caught the train toward home about 6:30. Dinner was leftover turkey and such.