Keep in mind most reviews seem to test the most loaded car available. Any Mustang without a V8 can easily be had for under $30,000 (in both Canada and the US).
Not too many fully loaded cars (outside of compacts and smaller) are under $35,000 anymore, unfortunately.
Current: 2014 V6 Mustang Premium, Automatic Transmission, Oxford White, Safety & Security Package.
Previous: 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS, bone-stock except for automatic transmission.