I've got an assignment from work for the new year and I need to be travelling 200 miles a day (100 each way)... will use the hotel when absolutely necessary otherwise home is where the heart is... I could take my 2.0 TFSI... that gives me 200 miles on 1/4 with air con off and sensible acceleration/speed. Then I thought about the VW Polo Blue GT... a claimed 72mpg with Active Cylinder Turn off or something... can switch from 4 to 2 cylinders when cruising on the motorway... Anyhow... my budget is 16k... I love the 2.0 TFSI too much to rack up the miles on the motorway... so this is what I have considered so far: 1. Audi A5 Coupe, 3.2 (2009) 2. Mercedes C280 Sport (2010) My reasons being: comfortable cruiser, good motorway MPG and large fuel tank.