Trim Levels: A Hypothetical QuestionS

Let's say you have an imaginary sum of money. Not a whole lot, but enough that you have plenty of new cars to choose from. If they're available for the same price*, do you get a specced out "cheap" car, or a base model "nice" one? Explain your choice.

*I've shopped around and this is actually possible from a number of manufacturers. Chevy will let you build a Cruze up to $27,615, yet the Impala starts at just $26,860. You can do the same thing with the Corolla/Camry, the Civic/Accord, and the Focus/Taurus.