I joined Warren Brown, Washington Post journalist since 1982, on his chat line again last week.

This is how it started:

First, thanks Lou Ann for taking care of things while I found an Internet connection that worked. As for the chatter’s answer: I’d go with the Mazda3, or Ford Fiesta, or the slightly less powered but still fun Mazda 2.

Click on Warrens picture to go to the washingtonpost.com chat:

warren_brown Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat on www.washingtonpost.com, April 22, 2011 Automobiles and Energy