I am looking very hard at buying a new cr z ex with the manual transmission. I am not your ordinary individual looking to buy one of these cars for i am a die hard outdoorsman and have drove trucks all my life. I have my Toyota Tundra double cab(bigger truck) up for sale and am looking for an everyday driver of a car that looks good and gets good fuel economy. I do not have a family i work 2 jobs and attended college studying mechanical engineering. I plan to use the car for getting myself to and from work and school. I am a huge bowhunter and archery competition shooter as well and will use the car for going to shoots/tournaments all over the state. I am looking for feedback as to what you guys are getting for fuel mileage and in what mode(sport, normal or econ) you are getting these figures as well as what kind of driving and environment. Also do any of you have any regrets or negatives about the car besides the limited rearward viewing. I test drove one and liked what i saw but i did not get on the highway to see how they did on highway driving. Also how do they do on roadtrips. I have a lot of family about 900 miles away that i go visit usually once a year maybe twice. Thanks for any input from you guys and sorry for the long first post.