I am in the market for a new daily driver. My current car is a 97 Eclipse GS-T with larger turbo and a few other goodies. The coilover suspension is breaking my back over the crappy roads around D.C. , and my airbags were stolen (which I'm not in a rush to replace) so the car isn't exactly the safest. I will be keeping the eclipse as my weekend ride, and to tool around on since I wouldn't get much if I sold it as is, but I need something for a short daily commute and for those weekend drives to NYC, philly, atlantic city, etc... I WAS looking at the 20-25k price range, like 2004 3-series and A4s, but now I'd much rather spend about half that much since I can't live with biting the 3k/year depreciation of a european car in that price range... What can I get for 8-14k that will be reliable, comfortable, but reasonably fun to drive? It seems like the perfect fit is a used japanese sedan, like a maxima or subaru legacy GT or something, but I've gotten a bit tired of japanese cars over the years... Part of me wants to get like a used Volvo or Saab cuz the resale value is horrendous and I can get a loaded up, relatively new car on the cheap. Then get a 3rd party warranty since the car will certainly have some problems. Not sure if this is more trouble than it's worth... Any suggestions? I'd like something 4doors, preferably with leather, and preferably a manual tranny I feel like if i have a 3rd party warrany, why not just get something ridic unreliable cuz it will be cheap to get into? no?