Hello everyone, been a while since I've been on here. Looking for some opinions. Currently I'm driving a 2002 RSX Type-S. I bought it for a smoking hot deal and there's no way I can lose on it, but it's been neglected in its 126K life. Second gear grinds a bit, feels like the mount/bushings are worn and replacing the suspension has been a nightmare (I have some nice cutting tools now). Also, insurance is stupid expensive and it uses premium fuel, which costs an extra $500/year. Basically I'm looking to get a daily driver for the next couple of years, one that needs minimal maintenance and is going to start every day. I'm finishing up school and I want to keep it CHEAP! (Cheap enough that I might be able to buy a Miata/s-chassis/RWD something to play around with, I miss my Altezza) I have a couple options I've come up with on my own, feel free to add your own! It needs to be good on fuel, and preferably use regular gas. Also needs to be able to be driven in Winnipeg winters. I'd probably like to stick to FWD as AWD isn't really needed and just adds extra cost. 1. JDM. Mazda Familia S-Wagons and Toyota Glanza S's are pretty high up on the list. Pros: cheap insurance Probably Rust free Cons: parts availability not as good Always taking a gamble buying overseas 2. <2005 Civic/Protege/Echo RS/Matrix Pros: cheap insurance cheap parts Rust free if bought from west Cons: Most likely worse condition than JDM equivalent Possibly more time spent fixing it.. Not rust free if bought locally Easier to buy from JDM auction than private party in BC 3. >2010 Versa/Mazda 3/Yaris/Matrix Pros: newer Cons: probably not rust free (come from east) Expensive insurance Higher K (possibly more maintenance $$) 4. New lease on Kia Forte/Chevrolet Cruze @ $185-$200/month Pros: best gas mileage It's brand new.. new car warranty Never have to wash it.. ever Cons: most expensive long term option Expensive insurance They don't have A/C... So that's about it! Feel free to suggest specific cars, areas to buy from, etc..