Alright, my sol is basically run into the ground right now. It has 125k on it, been hit by atleast 3 different people and is worth nothing. I'm just riding it out until I have a job and some money for a new car. By the end of the summer I'm hoping to have between 6-8k and want to get the best car that I can. Requirements for the car; Must handle well Must get good gas mileage (Above 20mpg city, and like 25mpg on the highway atleast) I don't care about the mileage on the car as long as its in good mechanical condition I want something thats relatively quick and no 4 bangers that I have to rev to 6k to get some power. <after driving the sol and then a mustang gt, i cant stand the 4 banger with no power) Must ride fairly quiet Must be easy to maintain Insurance can't be too high Can't really think of anything else right now. As far as cars that I was looking at, I was thinking possibly a 325iS or maybe a Subara Impreza 2.5 RS, I just don't know if I could stand only having 160hp...thats what my friend's 1.8t Jetta has and I dont know if thats powerful enough for my taste...plus I hear the AWD hogs a lot of the HP (so anyone have 1/4mile times and specs on these two cars or any others?). I wish I could get a 2001 WRX but that is going to be out of my league even if it has 100k on it. I would love a Mustang GT or a trans am as well but the insurance would be far too high for a 19 year old kid, and I would have to get like a 1990.