If you want to learn to fix your cars, but worry about ruining your daily driver, why not track down a cheap beater that can become your classroom as you learn the ways of wrenching?
Resident Honda fan Steve DaSilva argues that the EK Civic is the best way to go thanks to its supply of aftermarket parts, and the fact that it’s “old enough that you don’t need a computer science degree to tinker, but modern enough that you aren’t spending hours trying to un-stick a carburetor float”.
But, if you don’t want a Civic, what’s the alternative? To find out, we asked what the best budget car to learn to wrench with was. These are some of your best responses.