I am currently researching new and used cars to determine which makes and models I should consider buying. In my research, I have discovered just how much curb weight determines several other characteristics of the car.
One thing that is very important to me is gas mileage. I have about a thirty minute commute to work, one way, so I want a car that is easy on gas. I've noticed that cars that way less tend to have better gas mileage. So, I'm considering buying a compact sedan.
On the other hand, people tell me that small cars are usually not that safe. I suppose because there is less steel surrounding the driver, they don't hold up too well in an accident. I have also heard that small cars tend to roll over easier than larger cars.
I guess I'll have to do a little more research to find the perfect car, one that has great gas mileage, but doesn't compromise safety.