Originally Posted by CPT
Look for a used Hyundai with low miles. 10 year, 10k warranty. For $5k she shouldn't be worried about "status", or she'll throw that money away.
Oh, she's not worried about status at all. She'd drive a golf cart on the highway if it were legal. I was the one pressing for her to try to find a civic, just because I figured it'd save her time, money, and headaches later on for maintenance issues. Unfortunately, she doesn't drive stick so that looks to be about a $500-1000 difference.