2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
I have been researching, researching and researching new cars for about 6 months now, trying to find the best car for me. In the end, I bought the elantra. There is simply not a better car out there that has more features and creature comforts jam packed into a awesome compact. The value is simply amazing. Shifts are smooth, and its willingness to downshift for more power is quite impressive. The car is very smooth and planted at high speeds (70mph), granted the steering takes a while to get use too because it is on the light side. In the end, if you want the most bang for your buck, there is no other choice then the elantra. Its no speed demon, but it is still fun to drive.
Back up camera ( once you have one you cant imagine life without it). Proximate key entrance is probably my most favorite feature on the car. I also like the side mirrors with the built in turn signal indicators.
Maybe a bit more power in the low end would be nice. Still fun to drive for a 40mpg sedan.