In spring of 2007, I chose to go to Toyota in order to buy a new car to replace my gas guzzling Chevy S-10. This ended up being a Yaris, a choice I made for its gas mileage and sporty blue color.
Today, the car saw a sad end, when it "died" in a car crash. In the crash, I was hit on the driver's side. Fortunately, my car took the brunt of the damage, and I was safe. Unfortunately, I bid goodbye to my driving companion of 11 years.
Together, my wife, and I have traveled from Pennsylvania to Ohio, Michigan, Maine, New York, New England, Virginia, Georgia, and many different spots in a car I affectionately tagged "The Macho Dude." After all, that was what Yaris translated to.
I write this to you as a diehard Yaris owner. Normally, we think of that term for cars like Jeeps, VW Bugs, or expensive cars and trucks. For me, I look forward to replacing the "Macho Dude" with his "son," another Toyota Yaris.