Re: car totaled... what should i get next?
Sucks about the wreck! I'd recommend a small Japanese or Korean car. I own a Honda Element and a Hyundai Accent - both are amazingly reliable, tough, and have required absolutely *no* repairs.
You just can't go wrong w/ (most) Asian cars - it's simply the best bang for your buck. Sadly, American engineering in this field has fallen far behind, which is why they've been punished so badly in the marketplace.