Brian Dutton:
Title: Rocky Mountain Explorers
Where: 1,000 miles down U.S. Rte. 34 - Ogden Avenue in suburban Chicago to Trail Ridge Road with just two stops for gas along the way! (2011 Jetta TDI Sportwagen). Plenty of room for 4 adults and all of their "gear."
Story: Married and father of two - raised in Ohio and current Aurora, IL resident. When fuel went over $4/gallon for the first time, I gave up a sport sedan that averaged around 19-20 mpg for my long commute. I am filling up half as many times and I don't feel like I am making any sacrifices when it comes to fun driving.