2009 Mitsubishi Lancer
Some may be surprised to learn that, yes, Mitsubishi is still selling cars in the U.S., and no, not just the high-strung Evolution model. Truth be told, the Lancer, on which the Evo is based, is a competent little sedan deserving consideration right along with the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, possibly more so when you consider its 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and roadside assistance plan that spans five years, with no mileage restriction. There are four Mitsubishi Lancer models with starting prices under $20,000: Lancer DE, Lancer ES, Lancer ES Sport, and Lancer GTS. The GTS is considered especially appealing with its sport suspension, 168-horsepower engine, and hands-free Bluetooth compatibility.