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mileena202
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:27:48 AM

I once got a used car for free in 2001, a 1985 Toyota Corolla. It had a lot of miles and a lot of problems, but nothing major. The graduate student where I went to school was just giving it away. I was the only one who responded to his ad, so I got it. I actually drove it for 6 months or so. Then it wouldn't start due to carburetor problems, and I never bothered to fix it. It was so old when I got it that my state didn't even require a title for it!

Also, I got my first car in 1991 for only $100: a 1976 Buick Century Special Edition with 76K miles. It ran, but needed work and an inspection sticker. There first place I drove it do after I bought it? The mall. LOL.
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outlaw329
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 1:07:22 AM

Three hundred for a 66 Plymouth highway patrol car with a 383 inceptor and that was in 71.
gvan
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:25:14 PM

My brother-in-law bought an 89 Infiniti for $150. Did I mention it had 150,000 miles, a bent front fender and pushed in rear end?
Titanic1985
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 10:03:14 AM

Hi mileena202. I'll have to answer this for my late Brother. He bought from a used car dealer a 1957 Plymouth Plaza for $12. He always mentioned that car's price and still had the receipt when he died in 1995. "The Rest of The Story" (Paul Harvey) was that he had to work on some problem every day. He moved up in the world and bought a 1958 Plymouth Fury for $75 -- it wasn't an improvement.
Take care :-). MGY
steffy628
Champion Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 9:34:58 AM

300 for an 89 escort.
streetcars
Champion Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 12:44:23 AM

Bought a 62 Rambler in 75 for $25
noblegiant
Champion Author Philadelphia

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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 12:34:15 AM

300.00
CactusBobs
Champion Author Arizona

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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 10:32:06 PM

free , i have cars given to me all the time
some i even get paid to take away

the best one so far was an Audi , it was free , i did nothing to it and sold it for $2000.00
cheapmonkee
Champion Author Portland

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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 10:17:02 PM

$500 back in '06
EagleEye16
Champion Author Nova Scotia

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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 7:49:55 PM

I bought a 1963 Valiant for $125 in 1976.
14smoke
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 7:42:00 PM

Back in 1996 I bought a 1978 Chrysler LeBaron for $250, the least amount I have bought a car for from someone I had not met before.

I've bought two cars for the low, low price of $1, one from my Mom, the other from my Dad, hence the qualification above.
jimmy544
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 9:42:46 AM

In 1968 I bought a 1956 Plymouth Savoy for $20. I then rebuilt the engine and put a used transmission in it and it was a pretty good car for about 5 years. I think I spent about 500 on it. A great learning experience. My next car was a 1952 IHC van, a precursor to the Travelall. I spent 45 dollars on that one. I got huge miles out of both of those cars. I have only spent more than $ 1000 for a car once. I paid cash for all but one car.
BT1288
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 9:25:51 AM

In 1983 I bought a '71 Torino 500 for $500.
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 7:44:38 AM

When I was in England it was probably a 1956 Ford Poplar for about $125.00, but it was truly a piece of junk and we were next to walking with it.
cv
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 5:54:56 AM

Used 56 Dodge Custom Royal w/30k miles, $900 in 1958.
Timberline
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 5:34:11 AM

My first, a '50 Ford 2-door sedan with a flat head six for $50.
WEPSMAN
Champion Author South Dakota

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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 9:37:25 PM

$1500 for a 74 Buick. Had 30000 miles on it. Bought it in 1995.
Quick68
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 6:43:12 PM

$350 1956 CHEV. IN 1960.
PhilT08
Champion Author Buffalo

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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 5:38:04 PM

$50, it was 1976 buick that ran on 7 out of 8 cylinders, rear brake line was broke so I pinched it off with vise grips, gas line was rusted so I used a rubber hose from from the fuel pump to the trunk where I had a 5 gallon gas can for a gas tank, transmission lines were leaking so I patched them with rubber hose's and I duct taped a radio to the floor for some tunes.

I will never forget that old heap of junk, girls liked me more driving that old heap because I wasnt showing off in a SHINY hotrod.....so much for chicks hanging with guys for their car.
BartandLisa
Champion Author Newfoundland

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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 5:36:13 PM

Cheapest working car - $100 for a 79 Pinto
Cheapest ever - $5 for a 79 Civic at an impound auction
diesel8888
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 5:10:02 PM

1976 impala wagon with a 454 under the hood. That was my first car and it was $50. It was brown and definitely not a chick magnet!
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