Attending to requests, I shortened a lot the text. Too much useless info. I'm 20 years old brazilian and, if everything keeps going as planned, in about 2 years I'll import a car from US. What I want is a somewhat light car with a reasonbly nice engine and a cool look. What I need is a car that is easy to mantain and that is a least a bit fuel efficient. Bonus points if the car is under 10k. Obviously concessions can be made on anything. I don't have any mechanical skills, but I plan on doing a course as soon as I finish college (in about one year) and I plan of doing most of the work on the car on my own. As I live in a tropical area, I don't have to worry with snow and rain. The trafic is pretty good and the roads are not bad at all, so above average safety is not really important. The only problem is that we don't have many older cars around here and, the few that we do have are either pieces of crap or ridiculously overpriced. So I decided to import a nice car by myself. Due to our laws, we can only import cars that are at least 30 years old, so the car has to be at most from 1987 (considering that I'll buy it in 2 years). I was thinking of a Datsun 240z or, maybe, an Impala, but I don't know how easy it would be to import the necessary parts that WILL be needed for repairs sooner or later. Are they easy to find in the US? So, what is your opinion? Any personal favorite that I should take a look or just a nice car that would not be a bad idea? _________________________________________ TL;DR About me: I'm a brazilian 20 yo who, in 2 years, will import a 70's car because here we don't have anything nice for a reasonable price. What I want/need in the car: -Somewhat small and light; -Good engine that won't let me down easily; -Something in the lines of 200 to 250 HP; -Fuel efficient (as long as those cars go); -Easy to find parts; -Easy to work on; -Bonus points if it's under 10k, but not mandatory. Thanks to everyone who took their time to read this post and an even bigger thanks to everyone who will eventually answer this!