If u wanted a sleeper,(I think that's what you said) go with the GTO and remove all the GTO names. It will look like all other cars but can kick their............ Good bang for the buck. The Impala is way to heavy for its power plant, a common complaint among owners. A few were successful with a big block transplant install in it. Could look the sleeper part, and roomy but............ IMO not worth the work. To find the perfect sleeper, find out what car is most popular in your area, stuff the most HP in it you can, Then you will blend in. Other good thing about a sleeper is it doesn't attract police eyes. Until they stop you. Smokey Mt Frank In a message dated 9/3/2011 11:12:44 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes: The GTO, as a rebadged 3rd generation Monaro, had '90s jelly-bean styling because it was designed in the '90s. _http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holden_Monaro_ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holden_Monaro) Also the independent rear suspension is a liability. If I were looking for a 4 seat sports car in the $10K range I'd buy a '05 or newer Mustang GT... although it doesn't fit your "not-in-everyone's-garage" criteria... probably a lot of fun though. It would be the most modern sports car you can buy in that price range.