2007 Chevrolet Aveo 5 LS 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
Bought this used with 40k 2 years ago for 8500. No problems, put on nice Michelin tires and it handles good. The very cheap tires on it had it squeal around corners. Drive it to San Francisco, park it anywhere, same size as a Mini, and get a solid 30+mpg. Only thing I do not like is no cruise control, for the money I would buy another. It stills runs good, and think it will a while longer.
Size, comfortable seats up to 3 hours a day.
Being a Honda in name, about the same as a Fit or a Yaris and the Nissan.