Originally Posted by silver arrow
I hear Scion makes a nice little coupe.
But seriously, there are some really good performance deals in the 30-40k range and even more when considering used late model.
Mustang V6 with performance pack or GT.
Mini Cooper S
Camaro V6 or SS (1LE would be a great package)
If specifically looking at performance sedan; 328, C250, A4 all come to mind over a LGT.
It depends on your intended use for the vehicle as well. I can haul 2 kids and a load of camping equipment in my wagon with a bike and a canoe on top. When my car is empty, I suspect I could upset all of those cars mentioned, with the exception of the EVOX, on the track. I bought my LGT wagon for 11,500 and have since spent about that much in upgrades
. But at $23,000, I have one hell of a capable vehicle, in many useable ways.