Yikes! I'm a college student in the middle of nowhere Ohio, although there is a mechanic who works on European autos nearby. I'm trying to figure out what kind of car I should make my next purchase. Any suggestions? My parents will probably pay for most of the maintenance and I should have around $9500-$10000 to spend on the car initially and bringing it up to mint condition. My requirements are that it must be reasonably comfortable, it must handle well, it must perform well, and it must, must, must have a stick shift! I need a car that I can drive everyday without worry, and I am willing to give my car any TLC it needs to keep it constantly in top-notch condition. Right now I am checking out an '86 Porsche 944 Turbo and an '80 BMW 635CSI euroversion, both in excellent condition. Should I also consider a 7-series (does it even come in stick, and how does it perform?) or a 3-series or could I afford an '88 M5? Any other cars to consider? I'm all ears. Thanx!