Between disoriented tourists, curving streets, and urban rush hours, Washington, D.C., is among the easiest places to get stuck in traffic. So it pays to drive a car you trust. You may spend more time in it than you expect.
Mid-engine cars, with their superior balance and control, are excellent in tough traffic. Most of them also are luxurious and attractive — and expensive. Here are the best models if you want the advantages of mid-engine without the disadvantage of paying for the car the whole time you have it. (Price range estimates account for both pre-owned and new models; an experienced bargain hunter might score a “pre-owned” buy well under the low end.)
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