Nothing that is FWD is worth it to me. JIMHO.
Well, as someone who owned an M100 for 13 years, I'm sorry, but you are just flat out wrong
I also love AWD cars[3 Audi quattros], but if you 'need' them in the winter, ya jus caint drive. Yeah, they are fun, but Tires are always the limiting factor, and if you cannot stop, you shouldn't be going.
And yes I drove the M100 on all season tires most of 4 winters.
In New England
To work every day
I appreciate all the suggestions, but come on, WRX, BRZ, Golf R, Focus RS, Civic R, not economy cars.
I have owned my +2 for coming up on 35 years, so I know how to enjoy myself with an 8 second 0-60 time.
Honestly, I cannot figure out why, in 2019, cars still drive so terribly. I have driven a few Fords and Kias that feel like a 4 door 1973 chevelle.
Yeah, a passenger car is going to be set up to understeer, but look at our cars, is there anything expensive in the suspension components?
Why not design a suspension geometry that is good and then let the sport models have the stiffer springs and negative camber?
It reminds me of reading 'Race Car Vehicle Dynamics' about how in the 50s and 60s GM did all this work because basically they had no idea why cars did what they did. Chapman somehow knew things intuitively but yah caint make a million cars that way. Still these people act like they know nothing
Anyway, budget is basically new or just off lease, but I find new dealer financing usually makes new a better deal, or lease and see what you can get it for at lease end. [yeah, there is a buyout in the lease, but if they are auctioning for half that sometimes you can make a deal] . If it truly is an econo car I don't want to pay more than low 20's