buy a HONDA period. I bought a 2009 Honda Civic LX for 15k, drove it for almost 20k miles and sold it for 14,400$ 9 months later. Beat that! :-)
extra cars are more fun. Sometimes in nasty weather i don't feel like driving nice cars. You just want something to not worry about when going to DC, valet parking and grocery. DDs have known to lower blood pressure by a bit. Do it Joe.