Car Advice

Hey guys, I’m looking for a new car. Well, not new I guess, but new to me =) What I’m looking for is something with a manual transmission. I’ve been driving my dad’s Porsche for a couple of years (maybe a couple of times a month) to practice, but I want something that I can practice on more often.

Basically, I want something that’ll get off the line pretty quickly, looks decent, is reliable (as I’m going to sell my old car so this will be my primary vehicle) and is relatively cheap. I think I can sell my old car for around $3000, and I’ve got a few thousand saved up. So the max I can probably spend here is $6000.

What do you guys think? What makes/models should I be looking at?