That's my wife, patiently waiting for me to get a handle on the unexpected pleasure that was afforded us on a boat in Nassau by Fatima Blush. No wait, that was the Renault R5T2. I meant the unexpected pleasure that was afforded us in a 5-door Toyota Yaris we rented in Iceland a couple of summers ago.
It's baffled me why Toyota has kept this great little car out of the US, but my bafflement is coming to an end with the 2009 model year. That's when Toyota finally stops discriminating against car seat-owning Americans by adding the 5-door to the US lineup. Like other great sub-compacts such as the Honda Fit and the can't-get-it-here BMW 1-series we rented in France, the rear doors contain some kind of space/time disruptor field that allows the tiny cars to have remarkably comfortable, roomy interiors. It's like Stargate, but in a 40mpg car. And minus James Spader.
Toyota Yaris 5-door rolls into U.S. for '09 [autobloggreen via dt reader cam]
Can't get this one yet: Toyota Yaris 5D, Canadian-style [toyota.ca]