The Skeptimist is due for a new ride, given that I've had the old Jeep Liberty for over six years. Heck, it's been paid off for almost 18 months. How un-American of me.
The dad-gum economy needs some stimulatin'.
But I'm torn between living la vida loca and getting what I want, and being sensible knowing that gas is headed back above $3 a gallon and I'd like to reserve some pocket change to be able to live it up once in awhile.
On the footloose side, I'm looking at an Infiniti G37x, a Cadillac CTS, or a Mercedes C Class AWD.
The practical me is thinking Ford Fusion or Escape, or maybe a Lexus IS 250 AWD.
I get about 17 mpg combined in the Jeep, using unleaded, and I'd like to improve on that. Seems silly to buy a vehicle that's not above 20 mpg, and that rules out quite a few on the old wish-list.
So, Gecko faithful, what recommendations do you have for me? Something sporty and with a modicum of power, AWD a plus, but also not a gasoline slurper.
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