Bouncin' on a Budget
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: northern kentucky
I am a cheap car connoisseur of sorts. I am a younger buck than the OP but have had my fair share of beaters. Sadly, it seems the day of the beater is coming to a close. We can't come across free or nearly so rides as much any more.
I used to Demo Derby all the time, ran a many Derby in my day and never paid more than $100 for any of my cars. Fords were easier to come by for some reason as i have multiple for Tempo's, an escort or two, a Taurus and even a Bubble Top 'vic. Had a Few S-10's as well, Chevettes, and a couple big bodied GM's as well. Most were free, but paid for a few. I loved it. most were running and driving or in need of very little work.
For drivers. i started with a $500 Toyota 4 Runner that i drove every day in high school. Wasn't much to look at but it got me where i needed to go every day. Sold it for $1500, to buy a 92 GMC k1500 for $1000. drove it like i stole it in college before i bought my first Jeep.
even my current Jeep is a beater of sort. simply an A to B ride that i wheel a bit. its dirty, has some rust, has dents, dings, and scratches but for $1200 i love it.
1998 ZJ-- lowered a touch
2005 GMC 2500HD 496 C.I.
Fat Amy-1989 K5 blazer. Linked, lifted, 38.5's on won tons. Big Girls can play in the woods too.