For some time a good $100 car was a good used car, drive it for a year & sell it for $100 again, everybody wins!
Of course it took some work keeping a $100 car going, maybe that's more of a hobby than a vice?
One of the changes over time is that I don't find $100 cars any more, under $1000 is working well.
I picked up a 1999 Dodge Caravan with under 200k miles, under $1000 and no rust!
No Rust! I'm happy!
Another way things have changed is shoes. For many years cheap Walmart tennies worked well. As I've got older I needed better shoes for my older feet so I bought these. These cost more than many of the cars I've drove over the years... Like I said, times have changed.
|New Balance walking shoes, my feet are happy!|
Last year here in Iowa we bought a 1990 conversion van, it was ok but I was not thrilled with it, we sold it in Texas before we drove back.
|This was another cheap used car|
Bicycles work ok for the most part but I like buying cheap used cars. It's a nice feeling being able to buy the big pack of toilet paper & not have to worry about carrying it home on the bike!
The van does need a few things ... a tire, a spare tire, some brake work & a radio but this is all part of getting a $100 car... but this one is a lot more fun to drive than the conversion van was and the air conditioning works.