Right now, I own a 2000 Chevy S-10 with a front lift, off road tires, etc. I want to buy a car within the next couple months around the $15,000 range. Some of the cars that interest me for that price range are Scion TC, BMW 325i, etc. What are some good cars that you recommend for that price range?
If you love driving and prefer being in the driver's seat, rather getting driven around, simply vouch for the BMW. It is an awesome driver's car and will give you driving pleasure way better that the TC. However, the Scion emphasizes on a more youthful appeal and will be easier to service and maintain than the Bimmer. Car comparisons - http://www.automotix.net/bargain_cars.html