Weiner-Mobile goes compact

May 9, 2008 7:50:04 PM PDT
In another nod toward high gas prices, the Oscar Mayer Weiner-Mobile is going compact. The old seven-seater Weiner-Mobile is giving way to a much smaller mini-Cooper version of the classic hot-dog shaped promotional oddity.

The driver says the new model gets up to 30 miles per gallon - that's compared to between 10 and 15 for the older full-size Weiner-Mobile.

He also claims the downsized version is more fun to drive.