I think the 98 Grand Am I bought when it was a year old, with the 4 cyl. engine was probably the best, but the car I have now, the 14 fusion with the 2.5 has to be very close. For cars bought new, or nearly new, I bought a new PT cruiser in 2005, without the turbo, and it was the worst of new cars. 70 mph on the highway, it only got around 20 mpg. (if that) It did better around town, or if you could keep the highway speed down to 60 it did pretty good. Not a travelers car.