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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.
How many decades do these Volt lovers think they'll have to drive them before they break even? Plus, after 3 years the battery capacity will be less than half, all batteries consume themselves during the charge discharge cycles. How long do those iPad and cell phone batteries last after a year or two? They'll be mostly a gas energy car after 5 years, and not near as efficient as a gas car, because you'll be using the engine to charge a faulty battery. Or, you can just spend about $8,000-$10,000 for a new battery, and disposal of the old one.
Cruze = $16,000
Volt (same car) = $40,000+
There's one born every minute.
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.
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 ....