Lost In America


My husband and I are planning to head off into the sunset together, traveling around the country for three to six months, depending on how much fun we have. We want a comfy car, with lots of cargo space for our stuff, and one that is fuel efficient. We won’t be camping- and we like a few luxuries, like heated seats! I’m not crazy about SUVs; what else can you suggest for us?
– Karen
Santa Rosa, Ca.


This reminds me of Albert Brooks’ movie “Lost in America”, so I won’t recommend an RV. If you’ve seen this hilarious film, you know what a bad choice that was. Instead, I’m loving the new Toyota Prius V, a wagon-like hybrid that gets 44 mpg city/40 mpg hwy, and starts at about $26,170. So you’ll have all the room of a station wagon, all the creature comforts like heated seats and navigation (which you might opt for to avoid fights on the road over directions!)

I also like the Hyundai Elantra, which starts at about $16,500 and gets 29 mpg city/40 mpg hwy. Though it’s a smaller sedan, and not a wagon, it has a roomy trunk and ample backseat.

Happy Travels…and if you haven’t seen “Lost in America”, please rent it. And avoid Las Vegas!

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