Originally Posted by Beantown Bronco
He said it had to be under 40K
Oh! Nevermind then
but he can definitely get a new Audi A4 premium plus package with Quattro for jus a hair under $40k and that is very much a fun car to drive with 260lbs of torque right in the right passing speeds and great handling/ nice ride balance its a pleasure to own and cruise with.
Later he can do a simple after market computer engine mod and get 5.4 seconds to 60mph out of it. Audi makes superb engines and the 4cyl 2.0 liter turbo is one of the best 4 cylinder engines you can buy with good mileage too for a very response and quick car. The exteriors are primo as well and their Quattro all wheel drive is legendary.
You'd be hard pressed to get more overall balance between fun, great engineering plus refined styling and design from your $40k budget overall.