I recently commissioned in the US Navy and will be moving down to Pensacola where I will have an apartment with it’s own garage! That means its time to buy a car and get a tool set going.
I have taken 3.5 years of auto mechanics in high school so I feel very comfortable turning a wrench, but I am no expert. (I can do everything from oil change to transmission switch, but I don’t have the tools or confidence to do any rebuilding of an entire engine). So what I’m looking for is a car that is going to be easy to do my own work on but nothing too old.
My criteria right now is about $15000-$20000 and manual.
So what are your suggestions for a car, or things I should look for in a new car, that can easily be worked on and is in the 15,000-20,000 range?