I would put 100% into reliability. Any automaker in todays world can make the horsepower. I would lean towards a rock solid transmission with many gears to get the best power out of a 180 horsepower or greater engine and use a turbo if necessary. Gas mileage would be very important too. Some people will drive top shelf vehicles no matter how often they break down and like to complain about going to the dealership all the time. I like reliability and it's very important to me. The Corvette and Jeep are really not that reliable in my fleet of cars compared to the Honda and my F-150. The lowly Civic is the most reliable and it just keeps on going.