Originally Posted by jeremyc74
I'd take that over any of the other options for sure. Honestly though, in this price range, I'd probably go for a Mustang GT. It's the bang for the buck winner, and the aftermarket is so huge it makes them pretty cost effective to modify.
Please don't take this personally but I have come to the conclusion that most US member value 'bang for the buck' beyond most everything else and what you call 'bang per buck' I call it 'cheap and cheerful'. As such then most European/German brands will always come off second best against US/Asian brands.
Another thing that seem to be more common in the US is modifying cars instead of leaving them stock as is more common here, this actually surprises me considering most cars are leased.