This commute is killing my wallet. lol the sti needs to get parked and hang around for winter. Its a great car and i don't want to sell it it at this time, but i just need something that is more practical and doesn't eat 1/4 tank of gas each way to the office and another 1/4 tank on the way home. I need to get gas every day, or i'll run out on the way home the 2nd day. lol The gas station guy knows me by name now. it sucks. So, I'm looking for A- something that doesn't suck B- is fun to drive C- stock D- not one of Calyton's projects ( ) E- gets mid 20's city/high 20s highway or better MPG G- must be a 5-speed. H- must not be american. I- around $10k is the most i want to spend. J- needs to be stupid reliable. I can't afford a break down on the highway (normal maintence is not a big issue... so long as its scheduled) In case you didn't notice, there is no F I'm going to check out a 97 318ti this weekend. 50k orig miles on it. 23/32 published MPG, 4 banger, nice car, fun to drive, lots of cargo space that the sti doesn't have (will make a good 2nd car besides just a commuter). It's a little pricey though and the owner doesn't seem to know much about the car, so i may end up passing on this one. suggestions?