A few weeks ago I had to give Yota one last shot at Yaris. I can't seem to get the 3 door out of my mind. With a Sedan living next door and not wanting to blow chow every time I see that stupid center center pod. The wife and I tried yet again to score one or even two Yaris. We went to both local Yota thug lots with our list. One,, maybe two: Yaris 3 door hatch in S trim. 5MT, ABS, All Air Bags w/Power Package. None in the Gulf States Region. It was at night and the night dealer manager promised he would have a nation wide search done the next day. The next day I got a call from the day manager. There were five in the country. None could be dealer traded for and freight would be over $1000 ea to have them brought here. I then went to my freight manager gal at work and asked her to get me quotes to ship a Yaris from Maine, Miami, Seattle. None of the quotes were above $500. I then took off to the dealer with my numbers and faxed quotes from company's that haul autos. It went south from there. And they would not tell me where the cars were at. It was yet another caustic event concerning Toyota. It was at this point the wife and I put all our eggs in the basket for CR-Z. We have both driven and ridden in the AT Sedan that lives next door. And while we both hate the dash in the car. It brings back very good memories of our Festiva. With the 3 door being its modern equivalent. Yesterday: I get a call from one of my wifes co-workers. My wife was in OKC yesterday for a meeting. This lady had just bought a Yaris 3 door. Her and my wife were out chatting about the car. My wife was telling her about us trying to find one or two of the cars. The co-worker notice my wife petting the car. So she called me so I could kid her about it. When she got home I brought it up. The wife said there just cute as hell. Something in her mind wants to pet them and feed them Red Bull! Her words not mine. So armed with this. I asked her if she wanted to get one anyway. Ran some numbers and did some checking about. She could go to a sedan loaded up with a AT. Trade her Accord and come out even. She declined. While the sedan is ok. Its no replacement for her Accord. And it lacks the cute bug factor the 3 door has. So it looks like Yaris is done with here. It will just have to be looked at here as smells in a kitchen that take you back to a time when grandmother was cooking or canning. The genital smile comes. you enjoy the moment. Then move on. I was very impressed with my wifes feeling concerning this whole mess. It was nice to get that glimpse of her. A nice perk of marriage I would say. And all brought about by a little car..... Now should I show her a pic. of the new Fiat 500? LMAO!!!!!!