My Mazda3 is a great option for getting around the greater DC area! It's nice and compact but comfortable for just about anyone (it's been regularly driven by folks from 5'4" to 6'3" and many sizes in-between). It's six years old and has been in the District for that entire period, so it's got less than 40,000 and drives great. It's got good pickup and breaks, the heat and AC work well, gas mileage is solid (24 miles/gal in the city and 32 highway) and it has a full set of new tires as of April 2014. Phone charger is always plugged in, and there's a CD player as well as a media connection for iPods/smartphones/etc. With family up and down the east coast, I keep it for weekend trips and generally use it about once a week for grocery shopping, but otherwise it's just hangin' out and ready to share!