2007 Ford Focus ZX3 SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car because it was all I could get financed for. It is fun to drive, and not too hard on the eyes. The advertised gas mileage is complete horse puckey, but I still average about 24 mpg. On long road trips I get about 31. The rear shocks squeak loudly, and the "upgraded stereo" sounds horrible. But all in all, it handles like a little race car and the get up and go is nice.
Manual transmission makes it zippy. Easy to park. TONS of room.
Do something with the read shocks, try making the interior not so bland.