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    Thread: The $10,990 Craigslist Challenge

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      10-07-2012 03:52 PM #1
      Having just watched the Nissan Pixo/£6,995 used car Top Gear UK episode, I started perusing my local craigslist and devised this simple challenge based on the lowest priced new car in America at the moment, the Nissan Versa S, at $10,990. As we all know, it's a pile, but it does have a radio and A/C. So, the rules are this:

      1. $10,990 price limit. NO EXCEPTIONS.

      2. The vehicle must have operable A/C and radio. If neither is mentioned in the ad, the assumption is that they work.

      3. Your search is limited to YOUR LOCAL CRAIGSLIST ONLY and only for ads listed within the LAST 3 DAYS.

      4. You can only post ONE VEHICLE PER DAY. Choose wisely.


      Smaller cities will obviously have a much smaller pool to choose from, however a gem might be tucked away in Paducah or Dubuque that no one would think of searching for there.

      This isn't necessarily about practicality, cost of ownership, fuel economy, etc. It's just an exercise in what YOU think is the most bang for your Nissan Versa buck. That could be the fastest, the best equipped, the best looking, whatever. The variety is what is going to make this interesting.

      Alright, GO!
      Last edited by PJA; 10-07-2012 at 03:55 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by Porridgehead View Post
      There is no such thing as a purist Chevette enthusiast, any more than there is a diarrhetic pedophile metastasized tumor enthusiast.

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      10-07-2012 03:54 PM #2
      My contribution for the day:

      http://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/3322845964.html

      2002 BMW 325Ci - $6200 (Franklin, TN)

      Quote Originally Posted by Porridgehead View Post
      There is no such thing as a purist Chevette enthusiast, any more than there is a diarrhetic pedophile metastasized tumor enthusiast.

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      10-07-2012 04:00 PM #3
      I win. Located in Franklin Square, NY. Close enough.

      http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/3284876496.html

      2002 Honda S2000
      All services up to date
      111.7k
      Has K&N intake
      Runs perfect
      No noises
      needs tires

      Interior is 8.5/10
      Paint is 9/10 but with rock chips i would overall give the exterior a 8/10

      car comes with the stock rims(silver) the other ones are going to be taken off.

      5165248820, please leave a message and ill get back to you. I can only show the car on weekends

      will trade for a hypermotard or 848 evo and $1000. ducati
      Assuming this isn't a scam

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      10-07-2012 04:00 PM #4

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      10-07-2012 04:09 PM #5
      Couple good contenders, but this is today's winner...1997 Lexus LS400:

      http://appleton.craigslist.org/ctd/3314846971.html



      89,000 miles, $10,500.

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      10-07-2012 04:17 PM #6
      Only got to the second page before I saw this diamond in the rough. http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/3271759058.html



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      10-07-2012 04:22 PM #8
      Well, I was going to post a pretty '76 280Z, but I don't know if it has air conditioning so I guess that's out.

      Instead, I choose this Cobalt.



      http://wausau.craigslist.org/ctd/3322178179.html

      Edit to fix ridiculous huge image.
      I like things with two wheels and things with four wheels.

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      10-07-2012 05:08 PM #10
      ^^^ Oh man, good find.

      Liking all of these, and so far they are all much more desirable than a Versa sedan . Contenders were as varied as what's been posted so far, like a 2004 Accord V6 6-speed coupe and a 1955 Buick Roadmaster sedan. Actually wanted to find an LS, but couldn't find one I liked. Keep 'em coming.
      Quote Originally Posted by Porridgehead View Post
      There is no such thing as a purist Chevette enthusiast, any more than there is a diarrhetic pedophile metastasized tumor enthusiast.

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      10-07-2012 05:17 PM #11
      '79 MG Midget with 1.7k miles for 10k. http://allentown.craigslist.org/cto/3270346892.html
      Quote Originally Posted by Subwoofers View Post
      Make my words, when you get down to brass stacks it doesn't take rocket appliances to get two birds stoned at once.

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      10-07-2012 06:15 PM #12
      A true unicorn. Tahoe with the 6.5 Diesel

      http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/3318950130.html



      I thought that engine wouldn't fit on the light duty chassis...
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      I never understood the mindset of people who spend a boat load of cash on a car and then never drive it. Why bother?
      "Yeah, my girlfriend is super hot, but I never have sex with her because I want her to be in good condition for her next boyfriend."
      Quote Originally Posted by DubheadFred View Post
      If ignorance is bliss, this thread is Caligulaic ecstasy.


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      10-07-2012 06:30 PM #14

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      10-07-2012 06:33 PM #15
      http://catskills.craigslist.org/cto/3231284889.html



      1999 986 9.2k$

      edit: I bent the rule about recent ads, but its less than a month
      Last edited by joedubbs; 10-07-2012 at 06:36 PM.

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      10-07-2012 06:41 PM #16
      Oh man! I like that. I can't believe I missed the Boxster local to me that fits.
      Quote Originally Posted by Porridgehead View Post
      There is no such thing as a purist Chevette enthusiast, any more than there is a diarrhetic pedophile metastasized tumor enthusiast.

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      10-07-2012 06:41 PM #17
      http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/3299440289.html

      2001 BMW 540i 6-Speed M-Sport - Clean Title - 84k Miles - Pristine - $10900


    16. 10-07-2012 06:42 PM #18
      Hawkmobile . . . in fact I'm pretty sure this is Hawk's old Boxster.

      '97 Boxster, 84k miles, A/C and Radio, etc. $10,495


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      10-07-2012 06:55 PM #19
      I'm gonna pwn the Boxster search, kids.

      1999 Boxster, 48,000 miles, 1 owner, $10,800





      Yeah. Go ahead. Bring the hate.

    18. 10-07-2012 07:00 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      I'm gonna pwn the Boxster search, kids.

      Yeah. Go ahead. Bring the hate.
      Pffft, mine has a red stripe, which naturally pwns all!


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      10-07-2012 07:14 PM #22
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      10-07-2012 07:18 PM #23
      nothing like German power 2004

      E500 baby. only $9500. which means I have 1,490.00 to spend on hookers and blow





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      10-07-2012 07:22 PM #24
      1997 Mitsubishi Evolution Lancer GSR EVO4 Sedan $9800
      http://halifax.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ419964047


      Man. I should go check this car out.

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