Honestly out of all the cars in your list I would go with the Dodge Charger because it's the nicest in my opinion. But I personally own a Mazda 3 and have had it for 7 years now with no problems at all. They're really reliable cars and great on gas.
That's just my two cents though. (Canadian cents though, so I don't know how far it goes in USD's)
It's totally worth it if you're just looking to play a couple games. It looks nicer on the shelf and it doesn't take up a lot of space, so it's not this big eyesore once you're over playing those types of games but don't want to unhook it because "Maybe I'll play the games again".
AnimeVice was really fun in the beginning when I was focusing on the wiki and stuff like that. But after a while, when I wanted to check out other parts of the site, I noticed they didn't really have any video content, and in a lot of the written content they relied too much on memes, which was really off putting to me. I felt the whole part of GiantBomb, Screened, Comic Vine, and Anime Vice were the personalities, and Anime Vice didn't really have any of those in my opinion.
As with a lot of people I really recommend playing Power Stone. I'm going to list some more games. Some of these game are good/may not hold up/have been released and re-released on other platforms but you should experience it.
Even during the EVO game announcement stream they didn't mention that the console version would even be released in time for EVO. As far as I know they're using arcade cabinets to play the tournament there. So maybe sometime after EVO unless that all was a red herring and it's coming out before EVO as a surprise.