Uber reliable 2011 Civic SE. The cheapest thing I could find with a sunroof and a manual tranny.
Yeah, the car was just on it's way out for serious maintenance. The motor knocking (VANOS?) and the hard shifts to 4th were just signs of something much worse to come. I couldn't deal with risk of an unreliable car anymore. If it was just me, maybe but with the kids? Not a chance...
It's okay though, I'm saving up for an M Coupe next year.
Ohl I've been following your build. Sounds awesome!