2001 Dodge Neon Highline SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
This little car has 133,000 miles on it and it still starts and drives very well. Very reliable, couple of gremlins, but nothing major. Lots of aftermarket parts available. Fun little project for the four banger enthusiast. Shaky idle (probably could benefit from a tune up).
Cost, comfort, nimble suspension.
132hp, very timid, but not too slow once out of the 2000 rpm range.