Not for you—for your lady friend. Nothing against the MINI Cooper and Volkswagen Beetle, great chick cars both, but there are just too many of them on the road. Volvo's C30 comes standard with a 227hp 5-cylinder turbo, making it the most powerful in its class. This beautiful and unabashedly continental-styled car with its unique glass hatchback is available in some truly fresh colours, and you can get a nicely equipped one for under $30K. The ideal compact car for a stylish woman.