RE: Cost of diesel...
I filled up my town car for $6.48 the other day. At 65 mpg it's great around town. Unfortunately due to the cost of replacement if I rust it out, I only drive it on sunny days. I'm stuck with the "big" car whenever the weathr is inclement. It only gets 22 in town and 27.9 on the freeway.
PS my town car is a 1957 BMW Isetta.