5 cool cars for under $15,000
Add-ons: Keyless remote entry, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and steering wheel-mounted controls are in the upgraded model at $15,195.
The versatile Kia Soul comes with standard features, such as an auxiliary audio input for MP3 connectivity and a chrome-accented grille. "It's high on the cool factor. (Buyers) can do a lot of things with this car, whether hauling people or stuff," Quincy says. The rectangular car seats five, has a five-speed manual transmission and a 122-horsepower, 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine. It gets about 26 city/31 highway mpg.