^ ThisJust spend 2grand or 2500 bucks on a mid 2000s camry 4cyl. They love to rack up miles and get great MPG
If you're just commuting, go cushy mid 2000s Japanese. Why listen to a bunch of wind and tire noise in a Civic if you don't have to? An '05 Accord is about as close as you can get to a perpetual energy machine.
Oh and upgrade the sound system fo sho.