It's time for me to do some brake work, so I've been looking around for a good deal on a reliable floor jack. I own an escalade as well as a mini cooper, so I needed a jack that could hand pretty much any job. This is a well rated, low profile jack that will fit the bill for pretty much any car.
Yes, there are less expensive jacks, but the trade off is usually quality, lift height, not low profile, less weight handling ability etc... To me it's not worth the sacrifice for something that is aiding in supporting a car that you're working under and that should last many many years. Plus the rapid pump feature is very nice and lowering is very smooth!
Harbor Freight has the jack on sale for $95.99. Enter code 28445512 at checkout to drop the price to $79.99 plus tax. Shipping and handling is $6.99, but you can also pick this deal up in store for free. This is about as good as a price as you're going to get within about $5 since harbor freight normally excludes jacks with their 20-25% off coupons. Hope this helps!