Interesting thread. I recently purchased a Geo tracker for hunting only. A few weeks after I purchased the tracker my jeep grand cherokee's tranny went out. So now I'm driving the tracker full time till I find another vehicle to get me to my hunting grounds (where I will leave my tracker). I had the tracker out a couple weeks ago hunting and got between 20-27 mpg. Surprising enough the tracker gets better mpg off road than on the interstate. It has a short wheel base which is nice and it does good on gas, but it isn't meant to drive 70+ mph or drive at highway speeds on a windy day.