Well, [un]fortunately my parents' Ford Windstar had enough problems (200K miles) where my dad chose to just ditch it and buy a new car. Basically, my parents will take my current car (thank goodness) and give me the "new" car (it's going to be a pre-owned).
Right my, my budget is about 5-8 grand, so I'm looking in that range. I'm set on getting a black car with hopefully black interior (interior color can be almost anything in the greyscale spectrum). I'd prefer leather interior and the typical "power features" (windows/locks/etc). A sun/moon roof would be a definite plus. Automatic transmission and front/all wheel drive, sedan or coupe. Post 2000 and under 100K miles would be preferable.
Right now, I'm looking at this Nissan Maxima (2000) which is pretty much exactly what I want. It's at the tip of the price range, but I think I can chip em down to 7 grand or less since it is a private dealer. (http://tinyurl.com/37rlck)
Basically, I just need some suggestions on make/model from people. I'm looking for something a little sporty but nothing "too" sporty just yet (Vettes, Birds, Stangs, and Z28s are out of the picture for now -- insurance would tear me a new one).
Anything that is "mod" friendly would be a plus, especially RD/Laser jammer friendly vehicles (easier to install/etc).
I'm not a car buff by any means, so you'll have to give me more verbose information than normal, thanks!