place was swamped, and i didnt have time to ask anyone at the honda\nbooth *why* the fit/jazz wasnt there. saw all the usuals- ridgeline,\naccords, hybrids, odyssey, and the new civic. definately a nicer looking\ncar than the last gen, but im more interested in hatchbacks, which\nbrings me to...\n\ntoyotas bringing the yaris 2dr hatch and 4dr sedan in to replace the\nunlamented echo!\n\nthe 2dr hatch has the same 1.5l engine as the echo and the scion xa/xb,\nstickers for 10.3k, gets 40mpg with the 5spd, and is definitely a nice\nentry level vehicle. power windows, A/C, and mp3/CDplayer standard.\nbasically a 2dr xA minus the hype. im guessing all the TRD stuff for the\n1.5l would work, so it would make a nice cheap sleeper!\n\nanother car worth a look was the mazda5. k to start, and best\ndescribed as like a toyota matrix in size, but with sliding rear doors\nand 3 row seating. 2nd and 3rd rows fold flat in any combination to\nleave over 5ft of storage.