DT’s resident Godfather Kaibeezy was onto something (not on something, pay attention!) when he commented on that low mile Taurus from the other day; Drive 50,000 miles, wash occasionally, sell it along… basically a free car. This, this is what you can and should do to separate yourself from the “new car” buying masses, the drones, the sheeple that are always clogging up the fast lane with newfangled cars. There is nothing inherently wrong with buying a new car (I’ve done it myself a few times) but there is something gloriously liberating about driving a car for a few years and recouping your entire purchase price. Yeah…I’ve done that myself a few times too. The trick is; low miles, clean condition, and make money when you buy it. Find this 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix offered for $4,500 in Zeeland, MI via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.
When it rains, it pours…right? And around this website, when I post something strange, people always find a stranger example of the same car. The other day we featured a 2002 Suzuki Vitara — complete with a manual gearbox and GM/Suzuki’s shared body-on-frame truck chassis…but then, a tipper sent in the GM version — a Chevy Tracker with a manual gearbox, all-wheel-drive AND the ZR2 package too boot. But frankly, the most curious thing about the entire vehicle is how shockingly well preserved it appears to be. Like it drove through a worm hole from 2001 and right into my heart. Find this 2001 Chevrolet Tracker ZR2 offered for $8,600 in San Mateo, CA via craigslist. Tip from Matt.
The Pontiac Fiero was like nothing a typical Pontiac buyer had ever seen in a Pontiac showroom floor in 1984. First it was tiny for a Pontiac and even made the Sunbird look huge (it was 2 feet shorter in length), and second it had the engine sitting behind the driver’s back. Pontiac had been GM’s performance brand since the early 1960s, but this little road hugger was mid-engined! Imagine the surprise when you consider what was in every other GM dealership, people must have thought that Pontiac product planners had gone mad. At least they did until they popped the rear-hood and found an iron duke and then they realized that Pontiac hadn’t changed a bit. Find this 1984 Pontiac Fiero 2M4 offered for $6,950 in San Tan Valley, AZ via craigslist.
The Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle didn’t change much during its 65 years of production (21 million models built!) but in 1974 it was fitted with huge 5mph impact bumpers for the USA market. Truth be told, I’m not sure exactly how much a “car show ready” VW Bug is worth on the open market, but […]