$10-12K Shopping

I'm looking to buy a car in the $10K - $12K range, and am looking for ideas of what to shop for. This is a vehicle that won't necessarily be used as a daily driver, but I would prefer something that could make it through the snow if asked. Other stipulations: - Manual transmission - No more than 80,000 miles, preferably Obviously, I'd like to have something relatively fun to drive, and if it were more practical (i.e., hatchback), that would be a definite plus, too. Oh, and no Volkswagens -- I'm looking for a reliable car here! Let me know what suggestions you, the Winding Road readers, have. Thanks!
by Ewing on Jan. 20, 2010 - 3:27 p.m.