2009 Nissan Versa 1.8 S 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
For its price, this car is undeniably a great deal. The hatchback is sporty in appearance, the interior is incredibly spacious for its overall size and the interior is very well designed. While the car is considered a compact by class, it doesn't feel so while driving as its 1.8 L engine has plenty of power for the car, and the transmission has almost seamless smooth transitions. Overall, this car is perfect for people who want a sporty commute to work and great fuel efficiency.
The seating is elevated so that a driver has a great view of the road, is comfortable, and feels like they are in a larger car. The back seat is huge and has a stadium seat feel, so that larger people won't have any issue getting out of the car as they will never has to sit up and get out.
The only improvements I'd like to see is having ABS standard. While not needed in a car of this weight, it still is almost an expected standard today. Also I'd like the S model to have an aux port on the stereo for a MP3 player.