2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl S/C 6M)
I picked this car up used for a little over $20k. I've put 14,000 miles on it and loved every minute of it. This car puts a smile on my face every time I sit behind the wheel. It gets horrible gas mileage and that's O.K. After all, it is a 400 hp sports car. The accomodations are a little tight for a big guy like myself (6'4" and 280 lbs.) but that's ok too. It's worth being able to drive a car in this price range that will kick anything in it's path that is standard factory issue. After all, isn't that why we drive these cars? This is definitely the best alternative for those of us who can't afford $30-$35k for a Corvette or M3. You really can't go wrong with this car!
Everything. Power to spare, handling, and that unmistakable supercharger whine!
Maybe a little more horsepower. You do get used to it after a while and it becomes no big deal!