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Old 12-02-2013, 09:25 PM   #15
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i bought my fit for $7300 with a salvage title. i fixed airbags and restored the title; my total cost was about $8400. it had only 16000mi when i got it. not a bad deal, was it? 32-35 mpg.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:19 AM   #16
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i bought my fit for $7300 with a salvage title. i fixed airbags and restored the title; my total cost was about $8400. it had only 16000mi when i got it. not a bad deal, was it? 32-35 mpg.
not at all
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The cheapest I ever towed was my 55 Ford Custom (cost me 50 bucks) behind my uncles 51 Chevy pickup in 1966. My Ford blew out rod bearings due to a flat drive shaft about every 3000 miles. That time, it rattled too loud in North Minneapolis and my uncle came up with a 2 inch hemp rope to tow me back to South Minneapolis. My date steered the Ford.
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99 Chrysler 300M had 55000 on it and paid $5000 for it, still have it and now has 175000 runs great and looks good and still being toad on dolly. Car only weighs 3500 lbs.
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I bought a 39 ford 4-door sedan in 1960 for $50 bucks! Wish i had it today....
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I bought a 39 ford 4-door sedan in 1960 for $50 bucks! Wish i had it today....
I was razzing him about the cheapest car he has "bought" in relation to the question of what was the cheapest car you have "towed" behind your MH. Heck, my cheapest car was a 61 Bel Aire for $25. By the way, he is part of that Mutant group that posts a lot on here. Me too!
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We weren't RVers when I bought the cheapest car I ever owned in the US. I was considering building a 4-place hovercraft and was looking for an engine. I came a cross a local car dealer ad for a 1958 DKW for $88.

That particular car had a 1.0L 3-cylinder 2 stroke engine, just the size I was looking for. I bought it for $50. The little car was in such good basic shape, I decided to use it for driving to work. A few minor repairs and I was on my way.

It was interesting as it had an "automatic stick-shift"' transmission - 4 on the tree and no clutch. It used a microswitch in the shift lever to operate a solnoid valve that put inlet manifold suction onto a diaphragm that operated the clutch mechanism. The clutch also had a centrufgal weight actuator that disengaged at 900 rpm.

Had a lot of fun with that car. I used to get a chuckle out of pulling into gas stations and saying "Five gallons please". "5 dollars?", "No, 5 gallons, and wait until I pour a pint of oil into the gas tank".

I got 38 mpg out of that thing and ran it for two years. By that time, it needed shocks and tires, and I couldn't see spending $150 on a car that I'd only paid $50 for, so I sold it (for $90!). I wish I'd kept it - it would really be a collector's piece today.

BTW, "DKW" became Audi, same 4-ring logo, and, IMO, same high level of engineering.
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