She Says: Hottest Cars Under $25,000
Spending under $25,000 on a car has never been more fun. This has to be one of the most exciting segments to me because demand in this category calls for great value with a difference. Just looking at my top three choices for the hottest cars under $25,000, you will find three very distinctly different cars.
The Volkswagen GTI has to be one of the most long-lived cars in this price range and is one of the original contenders in what is quickly becoming a crowded space. Starting at $23,995, the 2012 Volkswagen GTI packs a fun punch into either a 2-door or 4-door hatch. As the constant icon of classic hatchbacks, Volkswagen continues to deliver in the little car with a big heart.
Stepping away from the classic hatch, the Nissan Juke shocks the category with a design language that you will either love or hate. However behind the wheel, there is little to dislike for a sporty crossover that will set you back $19,990 for the base model and only a tad over $25,000 fully loaded. The 2012 Nissan Juke is definitely not the econo-box expected in this space.
My favorite pick for the hottest car under $25,000 is a great value for its iconic value alone and it is the Ford Mustang. The V-6 Coupe seats 4 and has the appeal of being fun and sporty. Starting at $22,310, the 2012 Ford Mustang delivers muscle car style with a 305HP engine, 6-speed manual transmission and 17” wheels. While the GT badge will add a lot more horsepower, it will set you back an additional $18,000 which means that the 2012 Ford Mustang V-6 Coupe really delivers bang for your buck.