I'm kind of thinking a Fusion with a 5 speed. Good mileage (from the 4 cylinder).

Or I could go the traditional Camry route.

Impalas get good highway mileage and have tons of room and are pretty reliable. What else?

The car has to be comfortable, even if its small. I really liked my buddy's 08 Focus 5 speed and we put all 4 of us in the car for a 6 hour road trip, and that wasn't bad at all. Even had a rear facing car seat at the time.

We're trying to cut down our monthly auto budget, and if I could get into a car that will be trouble free for a lot of miles and have no car payment, that would free us up to save up for something a bit more fun in a few years.

Your input, TCL?