If you are having trouble looking for an economical, reliable car, but don't really have a lot of money, then look no further.
The 1996 Toyota Camry (LE, XLE, etc) is a great starter car. This was my first vehicle and has lasted me about 5 years with only one repair needed, (the 1996 Camrys have a plastic radiator.) They get about 20 miles per gallon on the streets and more than 25 miles per gallon on the highways. Toyotas are pretty well-known for being reliable vehicles so the Toyota Camry is a safe bet. It also has airbags for the driver and passenger seats.
It looks pretty decent for a decade-old economy car, but chances are if you are looking for used cars, looks probably aren't your biggest priority. The wheels range from 12 to 15 inches stock, depending on your model. Trunk space is about average for the car's size (which is a little on the small side.) The car has space for 5 people with good leg room for all except the unlucky guy who has to sit in the middle of the backseat.
The one main thing that I don't like about this car, (besides the ton of plastic parts), is the low acceleration. It has an optional Pwr button, but it reduces gas mileage. However, the car can go 160 miles per hour, just takes time to get there.
Overall, it's a solid car. An excellent choice for those with little money or someone that prefers reliability over looks.