I formally drove a 1998 Honda CRV. I was under the impression that it was the perfect car. Decent millage, reliable, not flashy, and I was able to sit in in comfortably (I am 6'2") Alas my beautiful trustworthy, some would say loyal companion of a vehicle was taken from me. It was stolen out of my seminary parking lot by someone who could clearly see the diamond in the rough that was my car.
Here is my problem. I live in a metro area, but unfortunately public transportation leaves quite a bit to be desired when my internship involves home visits in harsh winter conditions. I do not want to take out a loan, and have $2000 to spend. I would just look for another CRV, but I would like it if my vehicle could not be started by anyone who owns a flat-head screwdriver. I would like something reliable, affordable. I would also like to be able to maintain good posture rather than pretend that I was on a deep sea exploratory mission with James Cameron. What would you suggest that I look for?