Gary Cohn, economic adviser to the President and man worth $266 million dollars thanks to running Goldman-Sachs, was very adamant about what the average American can do with the $1000 windfall the proposed tax reform plan will net people. He said they could renovate their kitchen, or buy a new car. Now, I’m not sure if he meant a new new car, or just something new to whomever, but we all know that you’re not going to get a brand new car for $1000. You could make a down payment on one, but that’s very different from buying one. But I’ll take any opportunity, however loose it may be, to roll through KSL and see what deals/nightmares are out there!
A few notes: First, I’m only looking within 50 miles of my zip code. Your results may vary. Secondly, I excluded non-running or project cars. I want to see what running and driving cars are out there. With that said, let’s dive into the cesspool!
1,001 crap cans! And already one non-running example! Let’s narrow this down a bit more. How do you feel about being all fancy, and living in fear of CELs???
BAM! Roll in luxury and fear with this A4! “To many features” probably means a run of the mill A4, but I wasn’t expecting to find a running Audi in this pile of garbage.
Check out this Apricot Ice Prizm LSi! Basic transportation in a fancy package. Not exceptional, but worth noting.
You lookin to get into the Taurus Challenge? I got your back! $600 AND it comes with a spare door. But what if you need something to haul and/or drag things?
UPDATE: 6 more cars have been listed for sale
Here’s a “super reliable” regular cab Ram for the max $1000 OR TRADE for whatever equals the value of a rusty Ram.
I wanted to end this with a Miata, because I was sure I’d find some $700 running and driving hunk of shit, BUT I WAS WRONG! There were quite a few MPVs though, and shockingly this one is the best of the bunch.
However, if you’re bent on getting a Mazda sports car, you can take a swing at this $850 RX-8. Not sure if the recall and extended warranty will transfer to you, but worth a shot. And that recall, from what I gather, requires an engine replacement because (wait for it) oil leaks and damages the catalytic converter! If Mazda will honor the recall for a new owner, sweet! If not, well you’ve got a very leaky rotary that’s just begging to be ripped out in place of something like an LS or a JZ or a less leaky rotary.
I could spend hours, NAY, days doing this, but unfortunately I have other things I’ve gotta do. What are your choices for a $1000 or less vehicle? Does anything here look appealing to you? Let us know!
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