My 2000 Saab 9-3 (2.0L turbo, 5 speed manual) gets 32 mpg highway, 27 mpg city, and that's with 75,000 on the odometer now. Bought it a year ago from the original owner for $5300. I'm not a big fan of car payments (or motorcycle payments either). It's a very nice car, leather heated seats & all the other euro car goodies... and when the turbo boost comes up... it flies
As far as motoring on two wheels goes, I don't care too much about fuel economy. I ride motorcycles for the pure pleasure of it... for me, it's all about the ride.