I have a 1986 DX hatchback. It is my 4th Honda, and has been a wonderful car for 21 years. The body and interior are pretty beat up but it has always worked great and still does. If I needed to go on a trip and wanted to be sure to get there I would pick the Honda. All my newer cars have let me down at one time or another. The Honda can be push started on almost invisible hills - nothing stops it. But I have been told by 3 different garages - including a small one that specializes in Honda's that the frame is rusting out irrepairably and no one will inspect it this year. I need to replace it fairly cheaply. I would like the same thing - only enough newer to hope to get atleast 5 years out of it. As my 86 is in as good a mechanical condition as it is in bad condition cosemtically, I am also trying to look for something that has a high probabily of being able to re-use much of the DX's parts should I need to. Can I get some sugestions ?