6. Scion FR-S – MSRP from $24,700
The compact sports coupe lives on with the FR-S. Instead of a swanky interior with glowing seats, a sound system that will make the occupants go deaf in five minutes, and seat material that is too similar to a wetsuit, the FR-S has a livable but simple interior that allows the driver to focus on the important task of enjoying driving. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine not only gives the car its incredible balance but also provides some spunky performance thanks to a peak output of 200 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque. To keep things sporty and interesting, the car only comes with rear-wheel drive. For optimal performance, the six-speed manual transmission is the way to go, yielding a 0 to 60 acceleration time of 6.5 seconds. The automatic transmission tacks over a second to the acceleration time, making it an option only for those who should be ashamed of themselves on multiple levels.