Well, the time has come to get a new (well used) car.
My daily beater (1995 Saturn SC2) got broken into a few weeks ago and has become very unreliable. The decision has been made that it is time to purchase a new car. I don't really have all that much money, only about $10,000. I am looking to buy from a used car dealer, and hoping that along with my trade in, I will be able to talk the dealer down a little bit. If that all works, I should be able to pull something that is listed from a dealer for anywhere $13,000 and below.
Anyway, I am having some trouble deciding what car to get. I know I probably need to personally test drive each of these, but right now that is not possible. I was wondering if any of you driven two or more of these or had any information or opinions you would like to share.
The current choices are (All would be manual):
2003+ Volkswagen GTI 1.8T
2000-2001 Audi A4 1.8T
2002+ Subaru Impreza WRX
2001+ Acura RSX (hopefully Type-S)
2005 Scion tC
What do you guys think? Anyone have experience with these? Anything I should add to the list?