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What is the cheapest driving car for sale in your area?

What is the cheapest driving car for sale in your area?

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Like many of you, I’ve been car shopping lately. With my track prepared Miata for salei need a new chariot that can chase me away to track days and car meetings – something reliable, fun and most importantly, cheap. But I ran into a problem, one of you all are familiar withto buy a car Turn right now sucks

The prices are up, the quality is down and everything with an even from a distance reasonable price has fallen victim to decades of rust and rot. But the hunt has led to an interesting question: What’s left at the bottom of used car ads?

New York's cheapest car.  Could be.

However, in order to find the absolute cheapest cars, we have to set up some rules. For starters, we are only looking for vehicle offers owner† Not dealers, as we all know that dealers who advertise on local classifieds often engage in price shenanigans. No “$1 cars” here, please the offer must be for a reasonable dollar amount, and that price must reflect an amount the seller would be happy to accept to get rid of their car

The other big rule is that your listing must be priced for a cash sale. No lease takeovers that only state the monthly payment amountno “price quoted is deposit”, and no rent. Just good old-fashioned cars, for good old-fashioned sales. Sounds good?

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huhhonor in New York those lines bring us here: A 2006 Lincoln Navigatorin what can only be described as “early-aughts beige”, for just $750. The listing says it’s “FOR PARTS OR MECHANIC SPECIAL”, but it sounds like the car would run just fine with just a new battery.

If that need for a new battery disqualifies the Navigator, we don’t need to go much further down the list to find a fully qualified entrant. This sonata from 2003with a “very low” 105,000 miles and lots of body damage, comes in at just $825. Hey, it’s transportation.

Those are the cheapest cars available near Jalopnik HQ in NYC† huhow’s the market because of you? What’s the cheapest car on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or even AutoTempest near you? Give us your best, cheapest offers and we’ll collect that data to determine a location for our car-based municipality in front of a slideshow tomorrow afternoon.