If you are really just going for looks and a decent ride get some BC coilovers. They are fully adjustable, height, stiffness, etc. Cheap as well. Send me a PM if you want a quote. You would be surprised how cheap you can get a full setup for. Yes they are not the best coilovers you can buy BUT for the price they are actually really nice and for your needs I would say they would fit quite well.
Going with something like this will let you raise it up and smooth it out for winter then drop it nice and low for summer.
If your going to drop it a lot I would also look into skid plates to protect the critical parts under the car.