I have a 2500 diesel that is my daily driver but I am about to buy a compact car or something that gets 40-50mpg and has a hatchback to put a dog kennel in. I drive an hour to work and drive a good bit around the country with a dog crate in the back and dont need a truck at all times for this. Also needs room for a carseat as well for a 2yr old. I hate to drive around in a prius but it might make the most sense. I am sure people on here have looked into this. Last thread i found was from 2012.