2008 Honda Civic Si 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
Getting rid of my Tacoma due to gas prices was hard. Best truck made. As sad as it is to say , you can't go wrong with a Honda or Toyota and with gas prices soaring, the Civic is much better looking than the Corolla. Yes, they both make cars with better gas mileage, but you still have to like what you drive. That's why I chose the Civic Si. I've only owned it for about a week, but the engineering is second to none. Some of the interior parts are a little cheap, but what do you want for $21,500? Great car if you're looking for fuel economy and still want some performance. Just know: you have to use premium fuel, so that negates some of your fuel savings.
Detail in engineering, multitude of standard features (this car comes with a lot!). The amount of engine performance coupled with decent fuel economy. Factory undercoating. Extremely fun to drive and looks great (at least to me).
Better plastic in the interior (prone to scratches), offer automatic transmission option, offer options for color of interior (black only)