If all these high-performance four-door coupes blow your budget right out of the water, consider the Volkswagen CC
. Where the Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Porsche count their sticker prices in six figures, the VW counts its in five. The VW recently underwent a facelift. But instead of twin-turbo V8s, the CC offers a turbo four or a V6, with 200 horsepower or 280, with a manual or an automatic and driving the front wheels or all four. With a seven-second 0-60 time, it won't be out-dragging any of its higher-priced and -powered compatriots, but it can still look the part (especially in R-Line spec), and with prices in the $30-40,000 range, is a far more viable option for more buyers.