Well personally I think it's not a good idea to sell yourself something before you buy it. Look at reports on them, how long they last, what kind of actual mileage they get, the quality of the parts, etc. Make sure you test drive and check out lots of vehicles so you can make a decision what suits you best and what all you need or don't need.
I ended up getting a Focus after having no idea what I was looking for because it was cheap, and once I drove it I fell in love with it.
I didn't need quality interior parts or super reliability, because I don't really care how the inside "feels" (besides the bucket seats) and I can do 90% of repairs on my own.
Keep an open mind when looking for the right car or you may be disappointed in your decision.
And oh yeah.
I'M GOING TO NOPI NATIONALS ALL WEEKEND!!!!
Hopefully I will be back with lots of pics.