I'm assuming only a European car will do, given where you placed this thread. A little more info would be good, like how many doors you want for example? Or what body style (Hatchback, Coupe, sedan?) As you said you mentioned the BMW in your post I'll work with the assumption that either it doesn't matter, or you want a 4-door car or possibly a 5-door car, given that this is the band the BMW falls in. The first car that springs to mind, although not necessarily that sporty, and in the year of manufacture I'm talking about, not even particularly quick, but reasonable fuel consumption all the same. What about the VW Golf GTI 2.0-litre either 3 or 5-door? $10,000 (If my calculation of currency is correct), should secure you a decent enough 2000 - 2001 model with average mileage. At an educated guess I'd say 0-60mph would take around 9-seconds and top end will be around 125mph. As far as fuel econemy goes I'd say about 32-35mpg seems reasonable!
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Last edited by Cliffy : 08-22-2006 at 12:10 PM.