Top 6 Luxury Compacts for $30,000 - AutoTrader.com
The ILX is moving up the charts despite not having a 200hp auto.
Keep in mind the rest of the cars may have good size engine variants, but not always on their base model at that low low advertised price. ILXs are going for 25,000 with luxuries most cars never saw until they were at least 5grand more.
Add that to cost of ownership and the ILX is a pretty damn sweet deal.
Only thing that erks me is id LOVE to drive around in an Audi A3. That would be great. But I love Acura. Always have. German engineering is great and all, but japanese tech is right there behind it and some would argue it is better in some cases. Audis are everywhere, unlike the ILX. I for one would have no issues with ciritcs hating the ILX so hard it dropped out of production with 2 years making it the odd ball acura no one but this forum and some stranglers own. Count me in!