The past few days, Gregg and I have been considering the idea of trading my Jeep in and getting a car. We need something that is better on gas. With my Jeep being full-time 4x4 it only averages (AT BEST) 17 mpg. We go several miles each week on the Jeep. Gregg drives back and forth to work on it and drops off/picks up Kaidi everyday, plus on Wednesdays he drives back to Opp for Rotary and also one Tuesday of the month he has to come back for another lunch meeting. On Monday nights I drive it to Andalusia and back for class and now I am taking an evening class in Luverne twice a week. Luckily I have someone to carpool with so that cut down to driving to Luverne only one time.. All and all I would say that my Jeep drives about 350 miles per week, not counting the weekends. That's a LOT of miles and at 17mpg with gas going up like it is, we need a break!! We have had a Chevy Impala the last 2 days and we like it, but we are also considering a few other cars, Honda Accord, Kia Optima, Hyuandai Sonata Chevy Malibu and Impala.. I was just looking for some advice! If any of you have any of these vehicles, do you love it, do you hate it, would you recommend it for me? Space is a huge issue that I am concerned with so keep in mind an infant carrier and a toddler carseat in the back! We put both in the Impala last night and seemed to have pretty good room and the trunk was HUGE, which will be great for overnight trips. Just trying to decide if this is a good idea or not. With buying a car, we know we could cut our gas money down to nearly half of what we pay right now per month. So, opinions anyone??
Here's a pic of each car that we are looking at: