How about something that's mostly "sensible" and not too horrible? A couple years ago I got a 1-year old Chevy Cruze. Is it fast?? Not really, but it's got some zip and if you recalibrate the computer, add in about $300-400 in parts, it'll get even more zip and it'll eat E85 quite happily. Will it knock your socks off? Will it shove your eyeballs to the back of your head with super acceleration? No... but it'll zip you around and you'll get between about 28 and 40 MPG when you're cruising. I find that if I'm doing about 65, it'll get about 35-ish MPG, 59 gets me about 42 MPG. Doing about 70 gets me around 30 MPG.thinking of trying to get a "new"-er car. 2014- present. Who's got suggestions for a late 20's guy! *something fast ish*
DONE AND DONE! Let me just take out a mortgage and i'll get your sensible car
Avoid the Focus. Ford's dual-clutch "semi-automatic" manual isn't great. A traditional hydraulic automatic or CVT would be a more reliable option. My 2015 Focus is OK, but I will likely get something bigger and more reliable in a year or so.