Dear your car is dying...,
if you are looking for an inexpensive, durable car, go with the civic. it has tons of options, and they last forever. which is a good thing because, if you ever plan on selling it, it will sell for a consderable amount of money: honda doesn't flood the market with their cars (unlike toyota), so the value of their old cars doesn't decrease as much. they are just solid cars. plus they look better.