Oh yeah, here's some pictures of my beaters. This one is my 1993 Honda Accord I recently acquired from my cousin. It needs some work, but I think it will turn out to be a decent car. My wife is already planning to steal it from me. She likes it for some reason. It has 202,000 miles on it.
We have a 1994 Cavalier that I paid $300 for. My wife's cousin rear ended somebody, but not too bad. All I really had to replace was the hood and the headlights. Cost me $100 for everything I needed at a junk yard. I noticed the head gasket was leaking after I bought it so I replaced that too. It runs really good. It's an ugly car though. It sits REALLY low to the ground too. That's how they came stock. It has 95,000 miles on it. The A/C works great and it gets good gas mileage. I don't have any pictures of it and my wife has it at work right now.
This is my 1996 Chevy S-10. I bought it back in 2003 for $1,200. A few months earlier, my dad had bought a brand new 2003 Chevy S-10. He paid for it in cash and figured that he had never had a wreck in his life and he dropped the insurance to liability only. Three days later, a tornado slammed it into the side of the GM plant about 30 times. HA! That truck had about 1,000 miles on it. The body and frame were trashed. He had it towed out to his barn. He bought another S-10 and had to finance that one! HA! Anyways, he told me that if I could find an S-10 that needed a motor, to buy it and I could use the motor out of his 2003. I looked for a few months and couldn't find anything. Finally, I found my 96 S-10 in Tulsa. The guy was asking $2,000 for it. He told me that it ran great, but had high miles (175,000). The grille was busted up too. I called him back the next day and offered him $1,000. He said he would take $1,200. I was pretty skeptical. But it ran great and drove great. It has yet to need the motor or tranny I have waiting for it if it needs one. I replaced the grille with a brand new one from Certi-fit. Brand new and painted it was $15. If you have a certi-fit in your area, they sell body parts. It's a fantastic place. The truck has 220,000 miles on it now. I drive it every day. I drove it from Oklahoma City to Oregon and back in April. That was about 4,500 miles round trip. It never missed a beat! I have used a few parts off of my dads 2003 tornado truck. Things like the A/C compressor, alternator, and the starter. I haven't needed much else thankfully! The tornado truck had one good wheel on it and I used that for my full size spare! I love this truck. I'm going to drive it until it breaks in half I think. Here's some pictures I took on my way to Oregon. I was taking my dad up there so he could ride his bicycle across the country.
Slapout, Oklahoma. It's in the panhandle.
On the beach in Oregon! WOO HOO!
Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. That's actual snowfall.
Driving across US50 in Nevada. Also known as the "Loneliest Road in America". Don't drive across here if you don't trust your vehicle!
By the way, my dad made it across the country in less than three months on his bicycle. Check out his website at http://www.grandpalosthismind.com