Hey. I currently own a 2001 eclipse gt. My sister gave it to me (or rather my parents made her). Its a 5 speed with intake and some other small stuff. When I got it the front, back, and passanger door were prett banged up, and interior had cig burns and stains. I fixed it up the best I could, and then the clutch assembly went out at 30k. No, Im not bad at driving a manual-the eclipses have a bad probably. Most of their clutch assemblies go out well before 30k miles-so I got lucky. Now Im not going to pay 1-1.5 more grand to get this thing drivable. And then put another 3 into body work. So I am thinking about selling it, and using my own funds and buying a car. Problem is: I have about 19 grand to play around with-but my parents are really against getting a used car which limits me big time. They keep using my car as an example. So, what would be some good used cars for under 19 grand? Tunable? Was my car a fluke, or do alot of cars 4-5 years old have problems. Yes, sorry for the super noob question but this whole ordeal is kind of wanting me to get a used car-so I need some good arguments for getting one. Thanks. BTW... Imports are probably more reliable than demestics (at least in my experiences) so that is why I put this here.