Originally posted by EvilTwin v2
In all seriousness though, I saw a commercial for some brand new toyota that gets 40 mpg and cost $11,000 brand new. As much as I'd like to have another "cool" car, I just can't see the practicallity of spending $35, $25, or even $20 thousand dollars when a brand new, reliable, efficient $11,000 car meets my needs. Then I can hang on to the TJ and spend more money on stuff for it!
In the end, I still think as far as economics go, the overal price of the car is more important to consider than the MPG.
Good luck though! I'm sure there is the perfect vehicle out there that will fit both your's, and your wife's needs and expectations!
PS: VW's are cool! Just don't forget to "unpimpz de auto" yourself before you go to the dealership...