After a few months of car hunting. Test driving Versa, Impreza, Something from Saturn, Mazda 3, Fit, Matrix, Ronco, CRV and Forester. Finally, we bought a 2010 Subara Fore ster today.
The story behind it is quite long (next time...)
The car is beautiful! We have never owned a brand new car before, this is our FIRST! and it's just beautiful!
Ok when I said "BOUGHT", I meaned I financed it of course :) 4.9 APR due to imperfect credit score. $5K down and the loan is for 72 mo with Chase. Our Fore ster cost us $24K and 69 cents.
Gary sold the car, John (mgr) sold the extended insurance for the tires. We think Fitzgerald at Gaithersburg is a good place to buy cars. Highly recommended!