I don't often come into Motors but since my car recently failed its MOT I'm in the market for another car and was hoping for some advice. I don't urgently need a new car by any stretch and I'll be doing without for the next couple of months anyway to save up a little bit of cash to buy with but I'd like to get some ideas now so that I'm ready to take an opportunity should one present itself. Basic conditions are that I'd like something a bit faster, a bit more comfortable and a bit more fun than my previous car (a 1995 Nissan Micra 1L). Now I'm aware that anything with more power than a mobility scooter will probably satisfy most of those criteria but that's not quite the end of it as I'm also looking for something that is RWD, has four seats and is a manual. My budget is anywhere up to around £1,500 and less is better although I may be willing to extend it if it is clearly worth it. If it matters I'm currently 26, live in a reasonably nice area and have 2 years NCB. At the moment I'm thinking a BMW 32x (E36) is probably the most likely option in terms of meeting the criteria but maybe I'm missing something obvious? If the BMW is the best option then is there anything particularly obvious I should be watching out for? If there's anything else I've missed out that needs known to advise then please ask but I think I've included the pertinent points. Thanks for any help.