[Moved] I'm looking to buy my first car.. I'm hoping to spend ~$20k and need a small vehicle as i live in DC and will be doing street parking in Georgetown. Based on recommendations and experience I'm going to look at a Mini Cooper, a Civic (possibly hybrid?) or one of the smaller VWs (though looks like there are reliability issues?) I need a small, reliable car for city driving for the next 5 years or so. I'm leaning towards Mini b/c of price and size right now. Any advice with these three brands/models would be greatly appreciated - heading to test drive this weekend. Thanks to those who chimed in on the other board!