I really wanted something with AWD but the cars I was looking at are just out of my price range. I was really hell bent on finding a used Speed 6 for under $25k but I just couldn't find any for the right price. I wouldn't mind looking at the new WRX but the cheapest one I could find was $23 grand and it wasn't the limited. So if I am heading towards FWD, I've been leaning more towards some of the "pocket" rockets, in other words, the GTi, the Cooper S, etc... etc... Now, performance wise, I understand that these cars are supposed to handle pretty damn well, but their acceleration isn't anything to gawk over. I've seen plenty of well modified GTis, but how does the Cooper S take to modifications. I can't imagine myself wanting to leave a car like this stock for too long.