What is a great used car under 5000$ for a 20 year old?

Wanting something that is a little unique and is fun too drive.
I am have for awhile now considered getting a mazda miata but all the sites I check say its a girl's car.

Other answer:

Kameron Puckett:
What Never said. Think reliability and safety. Something "fun and unique" for 5K =something that breaks down frequently and costs a bomb to fix.

If you don't need very reliable transportation, then that's a different story. The Mazda 3 and Civi recommendations are good ones. Maybe even an old Infiniti G20. They can be found with a manual transmission, and are exceptionally reliable. Nice driving cars, too.

The Miata is the pinnacle of driving pleasure. But if you feel like you are not worthy then you still have a few more options:

Mazda RX-8
Nissan 350z
Nissan 300zx
Porsche Booster
Porsche 944
Subaru Baja
Toyota MR2
Honda CRX
Audi TT
Jaguar X-Type
Mercedes CLK Class

Insurance is largely based on the value of the car, so contrary to popular belief, it will not cost more than the car. Now, liability insurance is going to be dependent on your driving record. If your car breaks, you fix it, don't take it to the dealership. And whatever you do, don't let anyone persuade you into buying a Corolla, you'll regret it!

With $5000 you need to worry about reliability. And insurance.

I would suggest a 4 door Civic, Corolla or mazda 3.

Forget fun to drive and unique. Those things cost more.

Johnny Nitro:
Mazda 3
Love big words:
Early 00's Cadillac or Lincoln.
No such thing as "a little unique". Something is either unique or it isn't.

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