2009 MINI Cooper Clubman 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
People told me that it would be fun to drive but it exceeds all expectations. I love getting in the car every single day - driving has never been so much fun. Great handling, fast and gas mileage! I get (average between city & highway) 41 MPG (the online computer says I get 43 but I do the math and it's comes out to 41.2). We regularly use this as the family car because my kids love to ride in it - fit 4 people and 15 bags of groceries just fine.
Gas Mileage; handling; fun-factor; speed; did I mention it's really fun.
The sport seats are a little too narrow and the windshield wipers aren't the greatest.