2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
This car is by far the fastest, most responsive and most fun vehicle you can get for the price. Period. It will run with the bigger dogs, able to keep up with cars 10-15K dollars more that it's price (perfect example: this will out run the most expensive, upgraded $32,000 version of the RX-8). It looks great (although I do have to admit that other than the dual exhaust and wicked huge spoiler, the back end looks a little plain) inside and out. And I can't say enough of how I love those seats! Spectacular support without sacrifice of comfort. The tires look great, and perform wonderfully no matter what the road conditions (I was amazed at the grip they had in the winter months). Awesome.
Ridiculous speed, unbeatable price, and a unique and awesome look.
Cruise control, wider tires, more flare for the back end (tuner tail lights factory).