A 2006 Civic for $15K is horrible IMO, why would I want to pay 75% of a cars new sticker price when it only has less 50% of it's life left? That is why used car prices are out on control these days. 'Negotiable' doesn't mean you're gonna walk in there and walk away with it for half the asking price, either. My suggestion? Guy seems to want a 'nice' car that is sporty, and doesn't have a lot of money (though $15K isn't beater territory) - I'd get a revised used 330Ci coupe with a manual, with however many options come on any given example/buyer can afford. Not too far off from the performance envelope of a used E36 M3, and about 7 years newer.