: What's the Nicest High Mileage Car - Both In and Out of GM?

c5 rv
06-10-05, 08:12 PM
While talking about the overall MPGs I'm getting with my 3 three vehicles (14.5 with the SD, 24 with the CTS, and nearly 33 with my son's Honda Del Sol), someone asked an interesting question: what's the nicest vehicle with really good mileage, say about 35 MPG overall? His top priorities for a new car:

- Comfortable leather interior like the CTS in both comfort and front seat dimensions. (Not too small.)
- Overall mileage in the mid-30s.

Good handling, quick acceleration, and automatic transmission are desireable, but not as important. Back seat comfort and trunk space are of little interest as this will mainly be a commuter car. Cost is also not a major concern, but anything much above $40K is probably out. He's not interested in hybrids - too much to go wrong. Suggestions in and out of the GM stable?

06-10-05, 10:09 PM
2005 Passat TDI Tiptronic? Unless they want to wait for the all new Passat models coming in September.

06-10-05, 10:36 PM
Honda Prelude.

I used to get 27.5 mpg (mostly city) when I had the cold-air-intake on it. I'm not a leadfoot.

32 mpg once on a highway trip.