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Nice commentary. However, I am not a big fan of the car, but this article's snub of the Chevy Cruz is a little blatant. Not to mention, the only mention of Honda, is the brief mention of the CRZ.
What were the criteria used to create this "Stellar Commuter Car" article? -neat cars Griffey liked? I wonder if he has ever hit an American Highway in a Fiat 500 (70mph+) or tried merging with the new Prius V. Lets get it together MSN Autos.
@frumple MSN has deleted some of my posts in the past that had great valid points and got many thumbs up. I often wonder who is doing the deleting.
All of those cars cost way more than what I would pay..
My 11 year old Honda Accord V6 gets me around just fine...
Bought used 8 years ago, no payments, get 28 mpg on hwy, about 23 around city...
Oh Well, Each to their own, but my money is used for better things ....
knox, only the interior of the new jetta was cheapend. all other vw's have upscale materials making them feel like lux cars. vw has had quality issues in past but have made improvements. all my friends love there cars and have nothing falling off. Also small cars have come a long way and most are great on highway and back roads. Most modern sub-compacts are not the cracker boxes of old.
I do feel this is a bad list though. My great commuter cars
and if you need awd the new 2012 impreza is good with improved mpg
i could do a way better job at msnauto than who is doing it now.
It does not seem like an car person is writing here. Just about anyone could do better than some of the articles ive read here.
Best commuter cars are the ones you can afford and the ones that don't cost you your job. Gas mileage varies according to what you can afford. Most of my friends who commute drive older 4cyclinder Camrys and older Sentras, Civics and Corrolas. Tell these young kids not to buy high end commuters - they are "throw aways" after six years of hard commuting.
It doesn't matter what you drive, paliton. An 18 wheeler will clean any cars clock in a 30 mph zone, even a large SUV.