The forgotten '87 Corolla FX16 GTS
How could such a great car be so forgotten??? This car has the legendary 4A-GE! Yes it body rolls like a beached whale, but it is super fun to drive. Handling is amazing and the engine sounds majestic. It's a perfect little hot hatch from the 80s. Yeah it only has ~100 HP, but that means you can use the full engine and not get arrested! Wonderful car 10/10, wish I could go back in time and buy it brand new.
Reliable and cheap transport
This was my first car, I got it for $50 and I -loved- it. I would have kept driving in a while but the people at valvoline crossthreaded the oil cap on the bottom of the car and it died. Never go to valvoline. Besides that, though, you can sit on the roof, it easily does 100km for every 5.8l if you run synthetic oil and increase the tire pressure to 40psi. The non-power windows are excellent, the standard stereo allows an aux jack, the parts are extremely standardized and it's one of the most aesthetically pleasing designs, in my opinion. When it died, I got $200 for it in scrap steel. An absolute unit of a car.
About 40 mpg
Too bad I live in the rust belt and could never find another also not good if you are super tall but cant beat 40mpg and never breaks down