2008 Nissan Versa 1.8 S 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
I did my research before I bought it, and haven't ever regretted the decision. Driving mostly city (Southern California traffic), I can pull almost 34 mpg. The interior is really nice, doesn't look cheap at all. Comfortable to drive, definitely not quick, but it's a good commuter and daily driver. With the back seats folded down there is more than enough room to stow anything you need to - except maybe furniture, unless it's from Ikea :)
The interior appointments, the seat cloth is comfy and looks nice, not cheap at all.
Standard map light. More power or less weight. Throw on an intake and exhaust system, and it'll help.