So I finally got a car I like. This may sound a little trivial to many, but I have never owned a car I felt good about driving. Years ago I bought a SAAB as an impulse buy that I got when I thought I'd have to live in my car after a "domestic dispute". Nice car, but not perfect.
The SAAB died and I bought a Corolla Seca "for a while" until I could get something better. The Corolla was fine, and the only thing between me and public transport. It is/was a very basic car, but it got me from A to B and never broke down.
Now I am a Subaru driver. Take a look.