Ok, I'm car shopping.. Time to trade in my beloved 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4. Its been a great 6 years, but its time to move on. I've been looking around at various cars, I'm looking for something a few years old, around 50k miles, good fuel mileage, and clean as a whistle. Potential vehicles thus far.. VW Golf GTI VW Golf TDI RSX-S Toyota Yaris sport package whatever the hell they call it. Now, you might be thinking, where are all the hondas? What about the fit? The civic? Isn't the acura getting a little old for this list? Well, honda build quality has suffered to the point that I'm ready to venture elsewhere. I am a hard core honda fanatic, sitting here on a honda site wearing a honda shirt, with a honda parked out front, and a few more out back. But my ownership of one of the new elements has given me doubts. Issues such as speaker grilles falling off, and rear camber issues that plague the awd models with no backing from honda. $400 later my rear camber is corrected via aftermarket means, but honda offered no solution other than "Yep, its a problem". There are other minor issues, nothing major except the camber, but its a damn near new vehicle, there shouldn't be issues. Anyhow, I love my jeep, it kicks ass and takes names and is in every way the perfect vehicle... except for fuel milage. Babying it yields 16mpg. No good. The kids have grown up enough to open doors themselves, crawl into the back, and buckle up, so there is no need for this thing to be a SUV or even a 4 door. I want GOOD gas mileage, and something that can haul stuff (hatchback is very likely) 4 seats minimum, 5 would be nice. 2 door actually preferred because I've never been a fan of fodos. Also, I am going to *gasp* put a trailer hitch on it and purchase a small trailer for hauling crap. I know the element can't handle it at all. So, reviews, ideas, suggestions... The golfs seem to be the top contenders, being that the tdi is diesel and thus has both torque and good fuel mileage, and the gti is a sporty little thing.. P.S. 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, up country package (lift, factory skid plates everywhere) for sale, lifted 2" and on 31"s, Power everything, no body damage. 146k miles. Sexy thing. $3500ish.