Deciding on which vehicle to purchase can be a long, dutiful process. There are countless variables that come into play. Dependability, fuel economy, and easy maintenance are the most common needs for consumers. However, when people do their shopping, time and time again they end up way outside their budget for the sake of extras they want. Suddenly, it becomes more about what they want rather than what they need. Their emotions quickly take over, and they lose sight of what they need, and more importantly, what they can afford.
Kelley Blue Book has compiled a list of the 10 coolest cars priced at under $25,000, with something for just about every taste and age bracket.
The company’s #1 pick is the Scion FR-S. This sporty model features rear-wheel-drive, 200 h.p. and an available 6-speed manual transmission. It’s relatively svelte for a new car, at around 2,800 lbs., and Car and Driver reckons that it’s good for 0-60 sprints in around 6 seconds. Very cool.
Efforts by U.S. automakers to incorporate the latest technology into new vehicles are gaining traction with buyers, according to some new data from J.D. Power.
Clearly, U.S. automakers have been on a roll of late, with sales way up for Detroit’s “Big Three.” Domestic auto plants from all makers have been running at capacity, and churned out 16 million cars last year.