Welcome to Ecomodder!
I wish you good luck on your quest!
We drove nothing but Volvo 240's for about 13 years (rear drive cars, fuel injected, for those not familiar with Volvos). We switched to Hondas for fuel economy and maintenance reasons.
While the 240's were fine for DIY maintenance, several friends who now own the newer front drive 850's and 70- series Volvos aren't so happy with their maintenance needs.
Coast long and prosper.
We've learned that diet has a closer relationship to cancer than we ever thought. Please see this Wikipedia article on The China Study
Driving '96 Accord DX. Planning on an Elio enclosed three-wheeler, due out some time in 2016. However many who are following Elio, feel it won't be out till 2017 at best.