2005 Chevrolet Aveo LT 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
My parents bought an 05 Chevy Aveo LT (the hatchback version) for me as my first car. I'm an 18 year old college student and this car is perfect for me. It gets me to school, to see my friends, and do whatever else I need. I've driven in it for over 4 hours with my dad on vacation, and am going to take it to Lake Tahoe (a 6-7 hr drive from LA) in a few weeks for winter break. It's an overall reliable vehicle, roomy enough to fit 5 people (4 without a problem), and to top it off is super cute. I get compliments on it all the time, and all my friends + family love to drive in it with me. I love this car!
I love that it comes standard with a CD/mp3 player. I can't really choose a favorite feature, but that one sure is fun.
The Aveo doesn't come with an armrest in between the two frontseats like you would usually expect in a sedan, so that would be a nice addition.