thanks for the info but she decided on a prius v. we were 50/50 between the prius and the crv. we were able to get the prius for 25616 plus tax and tag which was withing 1k from the best price we were quoted on the crv. we were going to take a look at the crosstek that is coming out but since her car was stolen we were short on time.
i drive it on the weekends and when we go out. i will admit i am pretty impressed with it. she gets around 41 mpg. i was expecting a bit more but for the size of it i feel the mpg is acceptable. needless to say it makes a lot better costco car then my e92.
i thought both the forester and jetta wagon were neat but she wasnt a fan.