if i were u, you wouldnt let him buy a fast car since hes been through a lot of shit. yea you gotta love speed, but you gotta give it up sometime. i would go with a 4 door civic, or else 2 door. why? coupe civics are usually known to be modded, so if a car rolls by u, hes gonna rev at you and you gonna race. if he still wants a little power no matter wut, then get a civic cz their parts are cheap, a lot of aftermarket parts, good parts response, reliable, and all the rest that comes with a honda.