Originally Posted by El Jefe
I agree 100%, I have bought many cars in my young life, and in this economy you will be lucky to be able to find a running car for a thousand bucks. Jason, I hear what you're saying and I believe you, but in my area that is highly unlikely. I go to auctions and check CL and the paper, you will only find a solid car for a thousand bucks if you are in the right place at the right time. I have bought to cars for under a grand, they needed many repairs.
Same here in Cincinnati. I spent the last three years trying to upgrade my two POS cars. Its definitely been a sellers market since the "cash for clunkers" program. If it's less than 20 y/o, less than 200k mileage, and runs, $2000 probably won't cut it.