I bought my 2018 Civic sedan CVT EXT because I needed a reliable, high-mileage car for work. I drive about 25k a year and have to buy all my own fuel. I figure that the slower I go, the less fuel I have to purchase, which saves me money. Plus, I get paid by the hour even when I'm driving, so the longer a trip takes, the more I get paid for it. I usually drive at or below the posted (if I'm not causing a backup). It's now summer and I'm averaging over 50mpg on mostly freeway/highway driving. This is an economy car, and I drive it as such because that's what I want from it. I've got another car for fun/spirited/zoom time.