2004 Toyota Celica GTS 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
2004 Celica GT-S with action package is an incredibly stylish and fun ride. The only downsides are that it requires 93 octane Premium gas and has a fairly utilitarian interior. As far as 4 cylinder nonturbo coupes go, you cant beat a Celica for fun driving and quick thrills. The prices that Toyotas go for always reflect their longer lifespan and higher resale value. GT-S models feature Lift, similar to Honda V-Tec system -- with a second head kicking in at 6800 rpm for a quick turbo like boost to redline.
Low profile and tight steering. Several aftermarket body kits available for customizing look.
Optional supercharger would be nice, not much low end torque.