2005 Chevrolet Aveo LT 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
Remember what you're buying this car for. She's a great little economy car- nothing fancy, but she still gets a lot of "thumbs up" on the highway from teenagers and old folks. The 1600 4- cyl scoots pretty well considering I have an automatic. I travel a lot of highway miles and keep it around 70mph constantly. Consistently get around 34 mpg. Not even close to my old Festiva's 44 mpg, but this is a much better built car. It has tons of storage when the rear seat is folded down. Best $11,000 car you can buy.
Lots of room (I'm 6'2" 220lb). Quick acceleration. Funky styling. A poor man's Mini-Cooper.
No available cruise control. Seats could be a little more comfortable. You have to lock the driver's door from the outside with the key after you get out--kind of a pain (unless you get the power locks/remote keyless entry)