OK, after years of used vehicles, we were finally in the position 6 months ago to buy a new truck. So, I went out during end of year clearance last year and bought an 07 Nissan Frontier 4x4 crew cab. VERY nice truck..and fairly expensive. Now, with the price of gas and commuting 20 miles to my job, I'm strongly considering trading in my truck and buying a small car. HOWEVER, If I'm giving up my truck..I don't want to buy something lame. So I need some input on vehicles to consider. Here is my criteria: It must be 4 cylinder. It must be available in manual transmission. It must have a sporty feel to it, but still have enough room to comfortably fit 4 adults in it. Oh, and 18k is the most I'll spend. I am considering both new and 2-3 year old vehicles. Suggest away!