So, retirement has me making unexpected choices. Here I am in the center of Caldas da Rainha, loving the ability to do most daily errands on foot. The hectic settling-in bureacracy and need for a vehicle led me to make a less than fully researched choice. I figured, how bad can the MPG get for a 1 liter engine? ... Pretty bad. Lots of trips hitting 6.5 L/100Km (36.2MPG). Yesterday I tried to maximize economy on a 106Km highway trip and managed 5.9 (39.9) going and 5.8 (40.5) returning. That required slowing to 85 KPH on the uphills and getting to the 120 speed limit only for a small percentage of the time. On the plus side, it's a fun little car, made in Turkey. When I run it hard the 100 CV engine is very sporty, accelerates like a motorcyle in the first 3 gears. Tons of sweet electronics all for €23K. I guess the walking will have to make up for my car's less than stellar footprint. I'm averaging 14Km/day of driving, much less than my US mileage.