Aston Martin Vantage
This Brit is not only a refined piece of design but a rather sensible and caring car as well. The Aston Martin Vantage appeared more than 10 years ago to introduce us to the baby Aston Martin future. It was a success, the successor of which we expect to see in a year or two. The car has evolved quite a bit in the last 10 years with the Brits reimagining a lot of it in the process. More importantly, the Vantage, with just over 172 inches of length, is well-equipped for city tasks. The V8 or V12 engine inside does make for a proper highway cruiser as well.
As with any British exotic, one may expect some reliability issues. But, choose a younger car with lesser mileage and you should be fine. Moreover, one driving an Aston Martin is bathed in luxury. Although smaller compared with other Aston Martin cars, the Vantage does not lack any of the big car luxury toys or craftsmanship. As far as practicality for two goes, the Aston Martin Vantage is almost like a small hatch. The hatchback-style boot lid is an asset not many exotics have.
Fuel Efficiency: 15 mpg (combined)
Price (as new): $124,120