I've been looking at new cars, but with gas prices looking to keep moving up I need to keep the MPG decent (I commute about 50 miles a day total through suburban/rural area.) I want to find fairly efficient cars that are well built but still have some zing. If something was just outstanding, I could go 25 MPG (prefer 30+). I also don't really want to go hybrid, it is more expensive than comparable models and the technology isn't where I want it to be yet (plus not much *zing*.) Here's what I've looked at so far: * 2006 Honda Civics (Coupe and Si) * Audi A4 * BMW 330xi * Nissan Maxima Any other ideas? I'd like to stick to cars with some pep and $30k is the limit of finances. Between those listed, any reccomendations and why? I have no interest in trucks, SUVs, or motorcycles. From those, the Civic Coupe looks like the best commuter car. 35 MPG, nice ride, low price ($20k). But the others look to up the fun factor quite a bit with some more zing. Looking for any opinions from the resident gear heads.