I would definitely say get the Insight. I like it. It has the interior style of the Civic, the outward appearance of the Accord, the space of a CRV (sort of) and amazing gas mileage. I'm not a fan of the Prius and haven't heard too many people sing their praises. My aunt has one and she's mum on the subject.
SOrry to hear about your Civic still. I love mine but now that the Z is running, Im happy. Happy THanksgiving btw.
Just because your background isn't it it doesn't mean that you shouldn't try. Your articles are so well written, I really enjoy reading them, makes me learn. I think if you showed some of your stuff off, you would get hired, just part time while you finish school or something. so you like detailing and working on your car?