I am looking for a new car that can be my daily commuter car. I drive a combination of highway and city each day, M-F, for 115 miles roundtrip- about 70 of those are highway miles. Roads are bad (rough surfaces) and drive is early morning and often late evening. I have found three cars I like:
2013 VW CC (25/32mpg) Toyota Camry SE (about the same mpg as the CC) Toyota Camry Hybrid (35/40) and about $8K more than the gas Camry.
I am seeking any input on the VW CC - such as reliability, comfort, driving/handling, etc. It is a beautiful car, but is that really its best feature?
As for the Camry cars, I test drove the gas Camry - it was loaded with leather and was a nice drive. Would the hybrid at $8k more actually improve
my mpg that much? Has anyone had experience with these models (gas Camry 2012 or Camry Hybrid 2012)?
Finally, I will put close to 25K miles on a car in one year. Can these cars maintain decent value and reliability in the first year or two of ownership? Thanks for your advice and help.