Gas may be plentiful, but to me in our Northwest, gas is not cheap. With the manual Elantra I was going to fill up at Costco for $3.859 (down from a week ago). But, I misplaced my Costco card. Going to one of my backup stations, I got it for $3.499. Still not cheap, but I saved $4+. Yeah, I can use the $4 very nicely. After I gassed up, it was dark. Never liked driving in the dark much. No mountains, valleys, rivers or seas to see. But driving the manual Elantra was nice in the dark. The lights, not the super bright searing, blinding blue-white lights, as they come at you, but the Elantra lights are OK, specially at my poke-along speeds. Avoiding the freeway backup, I took Highway 9 home. Tho fairly busy traffic, the stoplights were pretty generous to us in the south bound lane & later in the multiple lanes. & of course, the manual shifter & 4 disk brakes made for positive & accurate responses, when razzle-dazzlers had to make their ways forward in the traffic. Yes, no nerves were jangled, & no spirits were depressed, & home was reached with all due comfort.