I drive that piece of crap, cost 1600. Keep a car clean and with as little exterior damage as possible and the women will not care (I have a huge crack down the passenger side of the windscreen, even that doesn't bother them).
I like the ideas of getting a beemer, 180sx or celica though (as long as it's a '77 celica (Y)).
On unrelated note nice rez of an old thread.
And look, my first post of 2 years of lurking -.-