SanFran to Vegas on one tank: or exactly why I love my car

My brother and I drove from San Francisco to Las Vegas yesterday where we met up with the rest of our immediate family for the whole Christmas thing. I don't really have an awful lot to say about the whole Christmas thing that I haven't said a great many times before and, although I could probably find things to say about Las Vegas, there is very little to say that capture the sheer je ne sais quoi of this place.

Really, to be entirely honest, this post exists solely so that I can gloat about the fact that I managed to drive from San Francisco to Las Vegas on less than one tank of fuel; I really do love my Volkswagen TDi.


That is rather impressive. I am going to be in the market for a new car in not-too-long, we should talk. What kind of fuel efficiency does yours get?

Also, Vegas really is like an alternate reality. If you've never done so before, I highly recommend driving out to the Hoover Dam.

Vegas is ridiculous; I'm going to try to put together a post summing up the trip sometime after I get back.

I have piles of opinions about cars and what would or would not suit various people; I can definitely give you advice if you're looking for a car.

Still waiting on the Vegas summary...