I loved this article: Cars are evil. Which one should I buy? – The Globe and Mail. I liked the banter, I liked the advice, and I even liked the comments at the end. By the time you finish reading it, you will not only know which new economy cars are cheap and reliable, but why you should get one versus another. There’s lots of good detail in this article (you will even appreciate why you want to choose a hatchback over a sedan).
Personally I like this Nissan Versa, but decide for yourself. Even if you aren’t getting a car right now, save this for later. Or just read it for a good chuckle.