If you’ve been around J-tin long enough, you’ve purchased a 3-digit car. That’s when the transaction price is less than $1,000, and we’re not talking about the so-called “value” you declared to the DMV. We mean money that actually exchanged hands, from buyer to seller. Sometimes it’s a decrepit heap in someone’s backyard that you have to yank out of its car-shaped hole. Other times it’s a rusty parts car that you limp back to your garage. Or, if you’re really lucky, an actual, running machine that you white-knuckle home over a number of miles exceeding the number of dollars paid.
What’s your best “3-digit purchase price” car story?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “Which car should automakers make reproduction parts for next?”
We learned from your answers that there are lots of Toyotaku out there who want to see Toyota begin reissuing parts for the beloved AE86, A20 Celica, and various Corollas, as well as Mazdafarians who’d love to see rotary engine or Miata parts. There were even calls from Subarites for the SVX, followers of the Mitsubishi clan for the Starion, and Joe Isuzus for the Impulse. However, the most passionate plea came from PDXBryan, who made a compelling case for the 510: