2007 Volkswagen Eos 2.0T 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
I looked for a year before purchasing the EOS. It's truly the best buy out there for less than $35,000. I don't recommend paying for the Luxury or Sport packages, as you can get the upgraded radio and wheels for about $2,000 less. For a family who may need to seat four, and prefers a solid hard-top and front wheel drive, but enjoys the top down every so often, there is nothing out there like the EOS.
There are lots of nice suprises, like 1-touch operation for all four windows, sliding armrest, cool LED tailights that look clear but glow red, easy entry to the back seats, and the awesome interior with nothing that looks cheap at all. The seats are very comfortable and the sunroof is huge. this car has great visibility.
The only thing I don't care for is the red computer screen, as it is a little too much to look at sometimes. I'd love to have a key fob/start button like on the Passat also. Otherwise, it's a close to perfect.