@Ruhmuman. Those are an ultra desirable classic in the tuning crowd. With some clean examples worth more than a R32 GTR. I have personally scoffed at one for sale at 10k. There is no question that if that car has a solid shell, and is an original 5-spd, it is worth 2.5 -3k all day. Over 3k is a stretch, because the wrong owner has it. And welded the diff. (Replacements are cheap enough)
Rtc says he wants a car to learn manual driving. How many of us learned in something similar. I learned manual in a Corolla.
He says he would like to learn how to do stuff himself. So first paint job? Easy. First engine swap? Cheap, first interior black trim and race buckets? Yup. And so on. A popular car. With potential and a climbing resale value.
3rd point. He wants to track day later, and get in the crowd. A serious corolla could get in the door.
Such as this:
Still waiting for other decent sub 3k suggestions to suit a beginner.