I got a new position with my company which will require a lot of traveling out to clients and remote sites. Instead of taking the train to work, I will need to drive in more now and possibly drive long distances for work. My work comps us for each mile we drive for business, so it's not like it's coming out of my pocket, but I dont want to put that kind of wear and tear on my desert rig, so im in the market for a cheap DD with good gas mileage. I want to take advantage of cheap 0% financing and factory warranties from buying new, so I've narrowed me selection down to two. My aim is under $15,000 new. It need to get over 30 mpg hwy, and needs to be stick shift to keep me sane.
Option A: Nissan Versa. I found a few new for under $11K with 0% APR financing for 3 years. 27mpg City/36mph Hwy.
Option B: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. I found one for just under $15K. No idea about financing yet, but I probably can get a good deal. More space and style than the Versa. Gets 24 City, 30 Hwy.
Any suggestions or other alternatives I should consider? Thanks!