• For some reason, Craigslist didn't come up with anything as cool as the Triumph in my area, just mostly a bunch of penalty boxes. It came down to a choice between a surprisingly clean '85 Honda Accord, a '93 Dodge Shadow, and a '88 Jetta. Then I asked myself, "If it won't start on Monday morning, would you rather troubleshoot a feedback carburetor with miles of vacuum line, Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical injection, or a primitive EFI system?"

    So, the winner is… Dodge Shadow. Plus, if the seats are anything like the '89 Chrysler LeBaron I used to have, they ought to at least be a comfortable place to spend my commute. And there's the potential of tracking down a turbo version of the motor to swap in.

    [image src=" images.craigslist.org/00k0k_7gOwKewD0lI_600x450.jpg" width="400px"/]

  • This was the best I could come up with. Very little runs for under a grand, in my area. There was a cool little Suzuki Samurai for 500, that could be made to work for a thousand, but I think that still breaks the rules. So, here's an old Audi!

  • I don't think i can play this game. Looking for $1,000 cars in MN yields some really depressing results. I found a 1991 civic si hatchback that would probably be a strong candidate had it grown up in the west. Instead, it was barely recognizable and probably barely drivable.

  • Electric LeCar in Seattle.

    [image src=" images.craigslist.org/00l0l_kcFK9X7r0sM_1200x900.jpg" width="400px"/]

    Tesla's are a dime a dozen here in Seattle.

  • I thought I'd look just for entertainment and low and behold, spoiled for choice!.
    I'm only going to post a few.

    MR2

    roanoke.craigslist.org/cto/6184257070.html
    ??!

    roanoke.craigslist.org/cto/6185786135.html
    pony car

  • If you're thinking about a $1K car and the possibility of homelessness is looming, look no further than the 24v 2000 Mercury Sable Wagon! or this for $1 less 2000 Mercury Sable Wagon

  • $500

    sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/6187239582.html
    I am selling a 1969 Vokaro Volkswagen kit car parts car. It is mostly complete. There is no paperwork. it is not running. The engine is a type 4 and is stuck from sitting. BILL OF SALE ONLY

  • All sorts of fun options til I read must have manual.

    This thing will run for at least a year. Ugly, but reliable and 4wd:
    anchorage.craigslist.org/cto/6186024953.html
    [image src=" images.craigslist.org/00D0D_ctJ2Q9RzShg_600x450.jpg" width="400px"/]

    Or a bit of elbow grease to clean up this pig:
    anchorage.craigslist.org/cto/6171713982.html
    [image src=" images.craigslist.org/00K0K_5jAkIQ0Ribc_1200x900.jpg" width="400px"/]

    How serious is the engine work here? 1-owner Focus ZX3
    anchorage.craigslist.org/cto/6172337201.html
    [image src=" images.craigslist.org/00505_5d3TjUJ0gfP_600x450.jpg" width="400px"/]

  • Oh the timing. Two days ago I picked up a '96 Celica convertible for $800. My 8 yrear old son said he wanted to work on a car with me this summer so I picked this up. Passed the CA smog check first go.

    Driver's seat has a tear, power antenna needs replacing, power top needs a Cotter pin replaced to work, and the clear coat looks bad in spots. All things well within the ability of a dad and an 8yr old to fix.

    So fun, reliable, and manual cars are out there for under a grand.

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