My commute will be changing from mass transit to a 13 mile drive over war zone pavement and constant traffic. Due to an injury I have limited use of my right wrist. The following are some cheap used cars that meet my criteria for having sufficient tire meat, sunroof, heated seats, and two pedals. All options are also "cheap" to insure in NJ.
Edit: Ideal budget is $15K or under.
ChyrCo 200 (4-cyl) - 2015+ MY
Ford Focus - 2012+ MY
Fiat 500 - 2014+ MY
Fiat 500L - 2014+ MY
VW Jetta - 2012+ MY (no planet killing diesels)
Options that lack one or two features but are still "cheap" to insure.
Chevy Spark - 2014+ MY
Scion iQ - (cheapest option for insurance)
The Ford seems like a logical choice but is powershift a time bomb waiting to happen.... the Fiats supposedly solved early issues by the 2014 model year... The Spark went from 4-speed obsolete to CVT as of 2014... Buick wins praise from CR for reliability... The 200 is stupidly cheap... the Jetta is using an ancient ole' reliable 2.5L that might be what slowly rotates planet earth.