I love my jetta, but I'm sick of driving automatic and am not sure of long term reliability. I'm about to hit 42k which puts the value of my car at about 13000, maybe 12.
Here is what I want: Manual transmission, 13000 maximum pricetag, somewhat good gas mileage, (~25 mpg+) dont really care about body style, as long as it isnt a crossover, suv or truck. I would like something alittle more reliable that the 2.0t (even though it is a good engine imo) Must be somewhat fun to drive...
Here is what I have in mind...
-an unmolested mk4 R32 (problem is anything in my range usually has 100k+)
-8th gen civic si (these also seem to be pretty high mileage in my price range)
-any 2.5L, mkv/mkvi volkswagen (i hear these are somewhat slow?)
-clean 5th gen prelude
What am I missing? How reliable are mk4 R32's? Should I totally rethink what I want?
pic of my current car (with hipster filter, of course)