So I may have a long commute ahead of me in the near future. Currently have a 2000 jeep cherokee that I will keep and use in the meantime. Gets 20 mpg on freeway. Can't move closer, public transportation is out of the question, the start time is too early. However that means no traffic. It's a great job for a new graduate and pay is excellent. Could continue with the jeep but it doesn't make sense. Will keep the jeep for winter commuting. New commute if I take this job is 65 miles each way all highway. Time driving doesnt bother me, I rather like it due to satellite radio and audio books. However 20 mpg isn't going to cut it. Want something minimum in the high 30's for mpg. So I have been considering a Prius, golf tdi, civic hybrid or civic hx or 2006+civic or mini (all manual if available) for the commute. Any other vehicles I should look at? Would like to keep it below 25k. Keep going back and forth on new vs used due to the miles I am going to be putting on it and the depreciation. Anyone have any ideas for a different car? Any feedback on the ones I listed? Heard vw reliability is not the greatest and the hybrid kind of worries me as some people report not getting that much better mpg than civics. Cliffs: 65 mile commute each way, need a fuel sipper.