For point A to point B usefulness, a Honda is never a bad choice when the budget demands practicality. The 2008 Civic EX-L with navigation offers quite a bit for the money.
Honda's Civic has been saving people money for decades, even as it has grown in size. It has made a name for itself as the epitome of budget quality. The recent generation of Civics can be had with navigation and even a hybrid powertrain.