Please don't buy one that's been wrecked. There are plenty of unwrecked cars that meet your needs.
I've seen too many folks spend good money against against the results of a CarFax negative report and end up with chronic problems like a front end that will never be aligned right because the "foundation" is bent.
For that money, find a Toyota, I think you'll buy higher quality that Korean, maybe a little more cash. Toyotas of that era are rock solid.