Car's as old as I am, I dare not push it beyond 70 MPH anymore cause it starts to shake like it would come apart, and yet with everything that it has broken or worn out it still is able to match a lot of new cars for fuel economy.
Looks like you need a higher paying job to get you something decent that isn't going to leave you stranded somewhere 100 miles from home. The emissions on that POS are probably through the roof too.
1992 Toyota MR2 turbo ~300hp
2003 Kawa Ninja ZX6R 636CC
and a 2003 Lancer ES daily driver