Now more than ever, drivers are looking for the best bargain car -- something that drives well yet is affordable, gets good gas mileage and looks nice. We rounded up a few experts in the automotive field and asked them to share their favorite hidden gems. -- Whitney Friedlander, Los Angeles Times staff writer Name: Tanner Foust Street cred: Rally racer, stunt driver, co-host of NBC's upcoming "Top Gear" Best bang for your buck: BMW M3 MSRP: Starting at $54,500 for 2009 Why? "Rear-wheel drive, high-revving engine, quality interior. The perfect drift car to commute in. I own a 2004 E46 version, and I have my eye on the new V-8."
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