I just bought a 1990 Corolla from an elderly friend for $100.00 He was just about to call the JunkMan, so I offered him $50.00 more then the junkman.
Car has 22,000 miles on it.. Yup that is not an error. He drove it to and from the Supermarket. I even tried to get his daughter to take the car but she thought it was to old. Ha!. Never say die to a Corolla!
It needed a new muffler just one little piece, an oil change.. and a few other minor things. That cost about $385.00. My mechanic a most wonderful honest guy thinks the car is the bomb.
My DD has it for her school car. She was less then pleased to have it. I imagine the roll down windows and the manual locks have something to do with it. Or maybe it is that now she has to pay for gas and insurance.
But I am so happy.. I owned a corolla and a tercel in my early 20-30s and driving this car makes me feel like I am 20 again.