Hey I'm thinkin of buyin a 2001 MR2 Spyder. I've found a couple i can afford in the autotrader that go for about 14-15k. My dad was worried about how hard it is to work on since its a mid engine and if it is expensive for parts. I am about to turn 18 in 2 weeks and im buying a car then, since my piece of crap 96' nissan 200sx (2 door sentra) is a wreck (literally). I've been lookin at a 2004 Cavalier LS Sport, red with silver rally stripes, 5 speed, 150 hp, for 13k. Its a nice car i test drove it an everything but im keepin my options open. I saw this car in the autotrader and it was in my price range an is an awesome lookin car but i have no idea about reliability, maintenaince costs, insurance costs, etc. I would really like to know because i dont want to buy a car that when i look at the engine im like wtf? All my family owns is chevy, my mom has a 2004 malibu, my dad has a 94' s-10, 97' camaro z28, and a 2004 corvette, so its easy to look at a chevy cavalier and know whats goin on under the hood. Toyota is chevys friend so i wont feel like im betraying to our tradition of chevys, like i did with the P.O.S. Nissan that was given to me that actually betrayed me lol. Thanks for the help.