Everybody wants a nice car with lots of features. But many people think they can’t afford it. For those of you who feel that way, Metro Carguide has developed a list of very cool car models that sell for less than $20,000.
Surprisingly, it’s a list that includes a variety of exciting, fun vehicles. We chose the $20,000 price point because that would usually give buyers a reasonable average monthly payment over the life of a typical car loan or lease.
Fuel economy wasn’t one of our criteria, but every one provides good mileage. Each was chosen based on price, design, style and performance. The choice for this week is:
Honda Fit Sport: $19,580.
Sure, the Fit can be had for less. But the model you want is the top-of-the-line Sport. Why? It adds a subtle body-kit, attractive alloy wheels, and a host of interior upgrades. The Fit is doubly so: first, it makes mincemeat out of city driving thanks to its incredibly agility. How? Electric power steering that saves gas and your forearms.
Second, the rear “Magic Seat” could give Penn & Teller a run for their money — it’s that good.