If you are wanting a little more camera for the money, go used and look for something like a 10/20/30/40/50D. That entire line is an amazing series of cameras for the money that you will probably not "out grow" in a few months.
If you can find one with the kit lens, the 28-135, do it. The 28-135 is a great little all-around lens. Pair that with a nifty 50 or something similar and you'll have a great all-around camera for about any job.