Subaru and Toyota have teamed up to develop a rear wheel drive, 6-speed coupe dubbed the BRZ for the Subaru fans, and the FT-86 for Toyota aficionados. From what I understand, it won't even be released as a Toyota, it will end up selling on Scion showrooms near the end of 2012. If the rumors are to be believed, the car will run you about 25-29 thousand dollars, depending on the options you want. Personally, all I need is the standard six speed and the sport package, but there are those of us who will want every bell and whistle available. I did some research online and apparently, it will come standard with navigation, Ipod hookups, and Bluetooth, which are all decidedly pricey options on other similarly priced vehicles. I can't think of any new cars on the market that are genuinely fun to drive, and under thirty grand. Of course, you can buy a used G35 for under the 20K mark, but generally, it'll be 10 years old and not very well maintained.
More pics of the 2011 Toyota FT-86 here: www.auto-hd.com