1997 Ford Escort 1.6i Calypso Cabriolet, 89 hp, 0-60: 12.8 sec, Top Speed: 109 mph **UK/EU only model, but if you could bring one Stateside this would be an awesome first car. Considering you can get a descent one in the UK for about £900… I’d even drive one of these just for the “different” factor.