2. Volkswagen GTI – MSRP from $25,095
If you are in the market for a fun, small and relatively affordable car, the GTI is still the best pick for your money. Like other Volkswagen models, the interior of the GTI is the best in its class, spoiling owners with luxury one would expect in a much more expensive vehicle. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine provides more than sufficient power to rocket the little hatchback forward, while the suspension, chassis and steering provide impeccable road handling abilities rivals simply cannot match. Not only is the car fun, it’s also practical. Fuel economy is estimated at 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, making it an excellent choice for a daily commuter and weekend fun car. The cargo area is large for a compact car, allowing owner to easily haul around larger items. You can pick up a 2014 VW GTI for somewhere between $25,095 and $30,000, depending on options added.