My sister and I are going camping in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, driving from Chicago. We are having an argument as to the best car for the trip. Here are the options:
'07 Hyundai Elantra with 65K miles. Automatic Transmission 25/33 mpg
'10 VW GTI with 9K miles. Manual Transmission 21/31 mpg
They get similar gas mileage though the GTI takes premium gas so is a little more expensive to drive. My sister thinks the GTI will stall on mountain roads and the Elantra has more cargo room. I think the Elantra is far less reliable and somewhat less safe.