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Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
3/27/20 9:51 a.m.

Lighthearted take on the doom and gloom to distract ourselves.

Find the best $1200 car!

_
_ Dork
3/27/20 10:11 a.m.

There's a few miatas near me. All in disrepair

Tyler H
Tyler H UberDork
3/27/20 10:26 a.m.

I have a feeling we're about to have a whole lot of fun cars to choose from for a couple of months.  I was hoping to get some new tires with my stimulus check, but I don't get one for round 1 of the economic stimulus game.

I'll ante up with a $1200 MR-S.

 

maschinenbau
maschinenbau SuperDork
3/27/20 10:37 a.m.

Challenge Stimulus sub-class? That would be an appropriate replacement this year for the $1000 sub-class.

Trent
Trent PowerDork
3/27/20 10:39 a.m.

Sadly the distance makes this more like a $2500 car but...

 

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/huntington-beach-1969-fiat-850-sedan/7088194445.html

 

Looks more solid than mine

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
3/27/20 10:47 a.m.

In reply to Tyler H :

Oof, way to set the bar high!

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 UberDork
3/27/20 10:58 a.m.

Just be like every other facebook marketplace buyer and say "$1200 cash today, right now" for a $10k vehicle. 

Tom1200
Tom1200 Dork
3/27/20 11:10 a.m.

I found a 98 Audi A4 with a manual trans and a Mercedes 300TD for that price. Also spied a 92 Celica with manual.

monark192
monark192 HalfDork
3/27/20 11:15 a.m.

1992 Mercury Grand Marquis 84k original miles. Starts Runs and Drives Perfect. 4 brand new tires. New Ignition. Brand new Interstate battery. That’s $600 in brand new stuff. Good Tags and Clean title. Needs paint and minor interior work. $1200 Firm

Craigslist San Diego

slowbird
slowbird Dork
3/27/20 11:15 a.m.

How about a race car? Some assembly required, batteries not included.

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/d/marion-center-race-car/7087486664.html

Or perhaps this historic beach racer? Again, some assembly required.

https://pennstate.craigslist.org/cto/d/state-college-1950s-beach-racer/7097453596.html

Powar
Powar UltraDork
3/27/20 11:31 a.m.
Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
3/27/20 11:34 a.m.

I'm going to pay the rent and buy food, but, you know, whatevs

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
3/27/20 11:36 a.m.

Gonna be hard to beat that mr2 Spyder for me! Since we have two kids and are married we would get 3400 under then plan I think. Can I use half that as "my share?" Hehe. 
 

I'm picking up something this weekend I hope that will be close to the $1200 but just a few hundred over. 

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
3/27/20 11:37 a.m.
Knurled. said:

I'm going to pay the rent and buy food, but, you know, whatevs

I believe this is a hypothetical exercise. 

bmw88rider
bmw88rider UltraDork
3/27/20 11:40 a.m.
Daylan C
Daylan C PowerDork
3/27/20 11:53 a.m.

Dropping my stimulus check on a new E36 M3box is a very questionable move so I'm going All in

moxnix
moxnix HalfDork
3/27/20 12:11 p.m.
Tyler H said:

I have a feeling we're about to have a whole lot of fun cars to choose from for a couple of months.  I was hoping to get some new tires with my stimulus check, but I don't get one for round 1 of the economic stimulus game.

I'll ante up with a $1200 MR-S.

Just sent that one to my wife.  Lets see how much trouble that gets me into.

nimblemotorsports
nimblemotorsports Reader
3/27/20 12:12 p.m.

I'll be using it to pay half a one-month rent to house all the cars I already previously bought.

But that doesn't stop me from wanting this V8 SHO :

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/citrus-heights-1999-ford-taurus-sho/7087939068.html

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
3/27/20 12:37 p.m.

mix, shake vigorously. 

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Dork
3/27/20 1:41 p.m.

Okay, what do I win?

Bonus:

But really, I am buying this:

Powar
Powar UltraDork
3/27/20 1:43 p.m.
Jordan Rimpela said:

But really, I am buying this:

 

Approved.

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia Dork
3/27/20 2:17 p.m.

You need to buy a large enough car that you can live in it when no check comes next month !

I think an old van that you can fill with toilet paper   and  sell in Walmart parking lot !

Stay safe 

L5wolvesf
L5wolvesf Reader
3/27/20 2:18 p.m.
monark192 said:

1992 Mercury Grand Marquis 84k original miles. Starts Runs and Drives Perfect. 4 brand new tires. New Ignition. Brand new Interstate battery. That’s $600 in brand new stuff. Good Tags and Clean title. Needs paint and minor interior work. $1200 Firm

Craigslist San Diego

I see your 92 Grand Marquis and raise to a 95 Grand Marquis

https://prescott.craigslist.org/cto/d/mayer-1995-grand-marquis/7092061867.html 

L5wolvesf
L5wolvesf Reader
3/27/20 2:19 p.m.
californiamilleghia said:

You need to buy a large enough car that you can live in it when no check comes next month !

I think an old van that you can fill with toilet paper   and  sell in Walmart parking lot !

Stay safe 

https://prescott.craigslist.org/cto/d/chino-valley-1978-dodge-bi00sporteman/7098568661.html 

L5wolvesf
L5wolvesf Reader
3/27/20 2:22 p.m.
Trent said:

Sadly the distance makes this more like a $2500 car but...

 

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/huntington-beach-1969-fiat-850-sedan/7088194445.html

 

Is anyone near this one and willing to eyeball it for me?

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