Well I have two cars... I will start with the one that is driveable....
Car #1 - 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally
(Likes) - Decent Stereo, Leather Seats, 4 Door (never had so much room), and Roomy
(Dislikes) - Slow (only 120 hp), Automatic, No Sunroof, Crappy Breaks, Directional Tires, Front Wheel Drive Only, Not a huge fan of the body style, etc.
Not a huge fan of the Lancers since they are a mitsu product... Mainly the same engine that is in my car is the same engine used in neons... It's comprable to chrysler products
Car # 2 - 1999 Honda Prelude DOHC 2.2L V-tec
(Likes) - Body style, sun roof, stereo, tiptronic autostick, 195hp stock, can be drivin like a stick with no clutch or can be drivin in basic automatic mode, FAST for a 4 cylinder, VTEC, DOHC, etc
(Dislikes) - It is discontinued and a doomed situation, autostick, the tranny... This car was thrown together to produce nice power in a four cylinder eco car without a transmission to support the factory modifications... I have had my engine rebuilt once and now this car is parked (has been for 2 years) because it needs ANOTHER new motor and transmission!
The first time I needed my engine rebuilt was my own fault! I had an intake, exhaust, and a vtec controller! Normally the vtec on my car kicks in at 5200 rpms... Well I set the vtec controller to make the vtec kick in at 4600 rpms... It was fun while it lasted but my engine wasn't prepped for that type of upgrade, it ended up running lean and had to be fixed! I sold the vtec controller but kept the exhaust and intake!
I plan to convert this car to a stick shift if I decided to replace the motor! It is a great motor and many import enthusiasts love to swap out their engines for mine (H22a)... Unfortunatley it has it's flaws! I love this car I just hate the trouble it has givin me!
Some nice cars to consider.... The new Toyota Camry (toyota is the lower end lexus... same company), Honda Civics (nice eco car but expensive for it's basics), Subaru WRX (vroom vroom... turbo charged), VW Jettas, GTI's (also turbo charged), etc! I could go on forever... I love imports... Domestics for racing and imports for daily driving! I guess it depends on what you are looking for in a car!