We have two hot cars, the Ford Mustang and the NSX. Both can suck the fuel, and with gas prices the way they are, you might want to go with a Honda (sedan) or the Fiesta, by Ford. There is something terribly fun about driving a powerful vehicle. The rush of adrenaline during acceleration and, if you’re lucky, it’s a sports model so you can take the exit ramps as high speed. Pull some G’s on those turns, baby! Just don’t hit the curb. You will mess up the wheels on that Mustang or NSX, and you can bet they are not cheap.
The Ford Fusion gets great mileage, has some decent power, and gas prices won’t hurt you too much because of that. The Fiesta is basically a death trap (I don’t like tiny cars, grew up in the 70′s, so major metal is my friend). Physics will also tell you that, generally, a large vehicle will win against a small vehicle. The NSX and Mustang probably have plenty of airbags, as would the Fiesta. Since gas prices and pollution laws dictate fuel consumption, the way to make cars safe is to turn them into giant bubble -wrap devices. They are also more expensive than their metal counterparts to repair.