5 cool cars for under $15,000
Add-ons: Navigation with voice recognition, MP3 connectivity and USB audio interface come with the Fit Sport model at $16,410.
The 2010 Honda Fit, an edgy, fun-to-drive car, slips in just under $15,000. Fuel efficiency in the four-door hatchback is a plus, with 27 mpg city/33 mpg highway and a manual transmission, Quincy says. Fold down the second-row Magic Seat, and there's room for a mountain bike or luggage.
The car has a 117-horsepower, 1.5-liter, 16-valve, i-VTEC, four-cylinder engine and boasts Formula One-inspired steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters (shifters mounted behind the steering wheel).