I'm looking for a new (to me car). Currently the plan is to make a $4500 down payment and finance a car in the ~$10k range to bring the monthly payments to $100-150/m. From my initial search of the surrounding dealerships, here are a few that caught my eye, in approximate order of preference: 09 Honda Civic EX Coupe, 5-Speed Manual, ~76k miles 07 Mazda MAZDA6 S Touring Sedan, 6-Speed Auto, ~80k miles 08 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Sedan, 6-Speed Auto, ~83k miles 07 Mercury Milan Premier, 6-Speed Auto, ~70k miles Opinions on these models? I'm of course going to test drive first, but anything I should know? I'm looking for something sporty, on the modern side, reliable, low maintenance, and low insurance cost. I'm going to keep researching and looking around, these are just my preliminary findings.