The recent car I acquired has a distinct advantage over my previous vehicles from the past 6-7 years. It gets decent gas mileage. Before my VW Tiguan I owned a Saturn VUE, and despite getting better mileage than the Tiguan, the VUE still wasn’t the best in terms of fuel efficiency.
The Honda CR-V that I now drive is much better in this regards. On my drive into work this morning I managed to average 31 mpg. This is higher than I’ve gotten in a vehicle in a long time. Needless to say I’m looking forward to not filling up my tank as often, yet still driving a small SUV sized vehicle.