I've decided that once my Caliber is fixed, I'm selling it. I adore it, but it's EXPENSIVE and I can't afford to fix it, even little things, with such a hefty payment every month. So, I'm in the market for a cheap car that is reliable and preferably dog-friendly. That said, I can manage with a coupe if I need to, but I'd rather have a sedan or a wagon, or even a mini van. I really want a wagon of some sort for the extra space, though I do miss the trunk of a sedan. I'm pretty much over this whole hatchback thing, though I'm not ruling them out. Anyway, what are some cars to look for? I've found a couple Focuses for a decent price, and my trainer has a Saturn sedan of some sort that I'm seriously considering. I just don't even know what sort of cars to look for. I'm NOT getting another Dodge, period. I don't want another Sable either and because of that am hesitant to get another Taurus, though I really did like my '05 that got squished. I've heard Hondas and Toyotas are hard to kill, but I don't even know what models to start searching for. Ideally it will be under $800, but my brother is willing to loan me some money and pay him back over time if I need to, so in reality under $1500. Halp? If I could fit a folded 48" crate in the trunk or cargo area and still have room for dogs in the car, that would be fantastic. The only reason I'm considering minivans is because of the ease of hauling crates and other assorted dog show crap.