Hi fellow bassplayers, go to school in Buffalo, NY, and moved somewhere where I'm going to end up needing a car. My price limit is $2000, though I'd prefer to spend less as I'm already borrowing money from my dad to make this purchase. I have no grand ideas about getting some awesome ride, I know that whatever I get will have a lot of miles and very little in the way of amenities. I don't care about that, but what I do care about is reliability. There's no point in me buying a cheap car only to have to throw another 500-1000 into it to get it working, or to keep it working. Basically, I'm just looking for general advice. So far I've gotten the idea, from reading car forums and such, that an older toyota corolla or honda civic would be my best bet in terms of reliability and lack of issues. I'm also looking for a manual, as I prefer the feel of it, even though I'm not particularly experienced driving them. If anyone has any experience buying or selling cheaper cars, what did you do?