Powered by a choice of strong V6 and V8 engines driving the rear wheels, the Ford Mustang offers lots of straight-line performance for a low price and even handles quite well.
The Honda Accord comes powered by 4- and 6-cylinder engines and offers a spacious and comfortable interior, good handling, and excellent build quality.
The Mazda RX8 is one of the most ingenious cars in years. Its small (but powerful) rotary engine allows the unique configuration of four doors and four seats, with a perfectly balanced handling.
Resurrecting an American muscle-car legend, the Pontiac GTO offers power to spare from a Corvette-derived V8 engine, independent suspension, and a well-built interior.