I decided on a compact car, not too small. Then I narrowed it to 3: Ford Escort, Honda Civic or Saturn SL1.
They had to have…..
1. A manual transmission,
2. 4 doors
4. No rust
5. No body work needed
6. It must run well enough to drive home unless she’s close to home.
Little does She know major surgery and a transplant is in her future
I bid on a few on EBay and won a 1998 Saturn SL1. It was over 200 miles away. It had over 170,000 miles on it but was in good working order. Will Head at the online car lot http://www.volunteerautodirect.com/ prepared and cleaned up the Saturn so when I arrived it was ready. Driving her home from Lenior City to Jackson TN I thought of 2 things, one she handled and rode nicely and two, being it was a hot July day, I am going to miss air conditioning next summer. Being how I am not planning on running AC with the conversion.