Inexpensive Pre-Owned Vehicles No Longer Gas Guzzlers: Some Suggestions Gasoline prices are going up and down unpredictably and right now they seem stuck on up. This might be the right time for you to consider an inexpensive pre-owned car, one that is both economical and reliable. Consumer Reports has published a list of cars for under $10,000 that have produced the best results in their tests (http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/used-cars/buying-advice/best-in-fuel-economy/overview/best-in-fuel-economy.htm). Here are some of the best choices. 2001-2003 Toyota Prius. This hybrid has proven to be reliable. This is the older body style. You can expect an average of 41 mpg. For more information, see http://www.edmunds.com/toyota/prius/?sub=sedan&ps=used. 2004 Toyota Prius. This is the new body style, similar to the current model. You can expect 44 mpg. For more information, see http://www.edmunds.com/toyota/prius/2004/?sub=hatchback#fullreview. All Prius have been the most economical cars you can drive. Their hybrid systems have been proven over many millions of miles. The 2005-2007 Prius are also on Consumer Reports list, but being newer, their prices edge closer to $20,000. Other good choices on the list include; 2004-2006 Scion xB. This boxy wagon will hold all the cargo you care to load into it. Fun to drive and economical, it is a unique choice. You can expect 31 mpg. For more information, see http://www.edmunds.com/scion/xb/2004/#fullreview. 2004-2006 Scion xA. This hatchback is a bit sportier and more traditional than the xB. This is one of the best small hatchbacks. You can expect 31 mpg. For more, see http://www.edmunds.com/scion/xa/2004/?sub=hatchback#fullreview. There are many other good choices in inexpensive pre-owned cars. Decide on your priorities and budget, do your homework and test-drive everything that interests you. At NYE Automotive Group, it is our job to help you navigate through the list of buying options to help you determine the right vehicle to suit your individual needs and tastes. So call us or come on in.