Don't laugh, but have you looked at buying a Tiburon? When I was in the market I thought it was pretty snappy, 6 cylinder, nice price, probably a lot better in the insurance premium, and regular unleaded? My only complaint was the very tiny back seat and banging your head against the glass (and I'm 5-7) - but then when would you be in the back of your own car. Just something to consider. They've gotten good quality ratings and I know a guy who's had one for 5 years and not a bit of trouble.