I know plenty about cars, I'm just not impressed by their design choices. They don't stand out nor have designs that will sought after years down the road.
Plus, I'd rather have something that is fun to drive and has a distinctive feel to it. In that price range, I'd be much more happy with something like a Mitsubishi EVO MR Touring that has a impressive race pedigree on tarmac and off.
And if I was buying a car in that price range for meer speed and enjoyment, I'd be looking at a Caterham Superlight R400.