I am a graduate student and my finances are tight. My 91 Nissan Sentra finally developed a problem not economically sound to fix. I've had it for 9 years and its the only car I have ever had so I am new to car buying. I am looking for some advice on some good, reliable cars out there that are a good value for the money. Obviously, I am looking at pre-owned vehicles.
I know prices vary from place to place, but I want some makes and models to focus on first so I'm not drowning in options.
Any advice and suggestions would be appreciated.