I've been car shopping for about a month now and I don't know if I'm looking in the wrong places (craigslist mostly), but I can't find anything that isn't beat to hell and w/high miles or just plain ugly for my budget. I have $3500 to spend in DFW and I'm not expecting a new Ferrari or anything. I'll deal with 100,000 miles - no problem. That is, as long as the car has been well taken care of and can pass a carfax report without having all kinds of crazy issues... Am I asking too much to want a decent looking 97-01 car along the lines of a Nissan Altima or Honda Accord with less than 120,000 miles and a clean history for $3500? I'd love to have a sports car, but I doubt that'll happen if I can't even find a decent grocery getter. I'd also love a nice Elky, but finding one in good enough condition to be a daily driver out of the box is usually more expensive than I can afford. UGH! This process is frustrating. I've come across some real gems so far - rolled back odometers, wrecks that were advertised, described and shown in pictures to be "like new," etc. Any advice? What should I be looking for and where? Any Dee Eff Dub TBers selling a decent ride and want it to go to a good home?