I have the opportunity to buy one dirt cheap from a minor collision. It's an auto, but its also only 77k miles. Is it really as terrible of a car as Top Gear says?

My real main concern, along with driving dynamics, is sell-a-bility. NADA says the value is about 8000-9000, but would anyone actually buy it?

Also, keep in mind my other car option is a 2005 Subaru Legacy GT with a proper manual.