Inspired by the other car searches in the venting thread and the fact that my current car (no matter how much I love it) is a money pit. Requirements - Under $12,000 - 18+ mpg in the city - Reasonably sized back seat. I would prefer that the passenger seat not have to be crammed all the way forward because of the carseat in the back, but I accept that may not be possible. - Cargo space that can fit one (but preferably two) medium plastic kennel(s) 4WD is a definite perk but I can survive without it. I'm open to most anything - I like SUV type vehicles but my mpg req & price is going to rule out a lot of them.