I've always liked the generation before those lol.
Ok here's my situation I've been driving a pretty much stock 95 accord ex coupe 4 cylinder vtec automatic for about 3.5 years and pretty much milked it for everything its worth. It's by no means a lost cause its just a little banged up right now and currently at 163k miles. Was considereing to buy a new whip for my 21st bday in August. So all year swaying back n forth between picking up somethin fresh for like 6k or put like 2.5 max into the car to restore it to its former glory.
Something fresh for 6k? Goodluck. You have to pay to play. But in your budget you can probably find a EG, EK, maybe a EM1, and probably some teggys.
If you widen your budget to about 15-17k you can get a FG2(Si Coupe) or FA5(Si Sedan). With another 4k you can slam it, add rims, add an exhaust, HID lights and it'll be clean af.
Because ef sedans are dope but not played out