What's a good less than $7,000 diesel car with a manual transmission for commuting?
Back story: I commute 60 miles round trip 5 days a week which is probably pretty common for a lot of people. My 10 year old manual Honda Civic suffered an unexpected early timing belt break. I did the math and with some of the other repairs/maintenance at the time I decided to buy a certified pre-owned Honda Accord.
I was getting 35MPG in my manual Civic at the time of it's death. I am getting 28MPG in the 4-door manual Accord. I'm not complaining about that, but I HATE the car payments. I am considering buying a diesel for the MPG and durability.
Looking for suggestions of something I can pay cash for and just keep up the maintenance and fuel costs to get from point A to point B.