So, I'm thinking about getting a new car, but I'm not sure what to get. My present vehicle seems to be running OK, but is leaking oil. I was hoping to buy in the Spring, but that may change. This will be my one and only vehicle for, hopefully, the next 10 years. Mostly, I drive it to work, which is a 20 mile stretch on a state highway in the middle of nowhere. I'd like something reliable. All wheel drive might be nice, but I heard they're more expensive to insure and repair. It's been a while since I had a manual transmission and I want to get one. The cars I've been looking at so far are the Fit Sport, Sonic, Impreza and Golf. I haven't test driven anything yet as I live pretty far from most of the dealers. I ask if you had $20K to spend on a car, what would you get? Fit Sport Pros – It's reliable, inexpensive, roomy, Honda manuals are usually good, ergonomics look good Cons – Kinda boring, no sunroof option, I can't find the orange color I want Sonic Pros – Inexpensive, like the design, especially the sedan, made in USA, good mileage with 1.4l engine Cons – It's new reliability may be a factor down the road, like the sedan better than the hatchback and I'd prefer hatchback, don't like the digital speedometer, to get the sunroof you have to get the faux leather, which I don't like. Golf Pros – It's a two door hatchback, which is what I want, good ride and ergonomics Cons – Supposedly noisy engine, more expensive, not sure about reliability Impreza Pros – All wheel drive, decent fuel economy, Subarus are reliable Cons – More expensive, to get the sunroof they force you to get other options Right now, I'm leaning towards the Fit. It's inexpensive, reliable and roomy with a good manual, which is what I want. If they had a sunroof option, that's probably what I'd get. One more question if I may, I been talking with some Honda dealers about a Fit Sport. The invoice price is $17,248 with destination and other fees. The options I want are about $600, making it $17,800 or so. Based on that price, what would you offer the dealer?