I have been checking out all the 2007 small car specifications and the Japanese win hands down. Here are some of the details I have found out. They are all in about the same price range starting at $15,000 CAD. They vary slightly in fuel consumption, between 5.6L/100km and 5.9, (don't know how that translates into miles and gallons) and none of them come in yellow, which is a blow. Mostly red, blue or silver except Suzuki does have a pretty light blue or a bright orange which is my next choice if I can't have yellow. I bet we end up with a boring old blue or silver. I know there are more important things than colour but I don't really have any interest in the actual engine.
These then are the final four we now have to try for leg room and comfort
Toyota Yaris Hatchback
Of course this will take months to decide and probably we will be in 2008 before we get one.