I have a vacation house about 300 miles from my house. 300 miles one way. It is just me and my wife when we go down and we have an suv. After I get out of the city and depending on traffic I run between 80 and about 110. (Unstable over that) I was wanting to find a 4 banger or something that gets better gas mileage and can run at high speeds without transmission over heating. My suv does the job well but drinks gas bad. When my wife drives down she gets about 22 to 23 mph per gallon. When I drive the high speeds I get about 12 to 13mpg.
I was looking at the new Ford Focus I really like that car. But if it is a chicks car I don't want it. I prefer a used car off craigslist. Integra, Ford SHO, Del Sol, anything acura pretty much.