Good small, practical, reliable car.
2002 Toyota Corolla CE
Bought it used with about 80,000 miles on it and have had for about 5 years now. It has been safe and reliable. It has never broken down on me other than for something common like a flat tire after I ran over a sharp object. Some parts have needed replaced due to age and normal expected wear (brake lines, tires, bearings, battery, etc.). Gets good gas mileage. Small size is helpful for parking and maneuvering. Has some rust on the sides due to being parked outside at all times. Needs oil somewhat frequently compared to other cars- seems to go through oil quickly. The front seats are reasonably comfortable, but the back can feel cramped. I like that the lights come on automatically when it is dark outside, and that the engine is fairly quiet when running. It is not a glamorous car, but it is practical and reliable and has served me well. It has all of the basics and has not given me any unwelcome surprises. I would recommend it.