After weeks of impassioned voting, the good readers of Jalopnik have chosen the best, most thrashable, desirable, tune-able, drive-able beater of 2014: an old taxicab.
Hark! The time is upon us for the final vote of our Great Beat-Off. Which beater is best of all — the Fox Body Mustang or the W123 Mercedes?
The Final Four is here and perhaps the favorite for the Beat-Off is out of the running!
In what is possibly the closest competition in the Great Beat-Off yet, hope burns strong for that gas-sucking American tradition, the cheap V8.
"Now he mad, man he really mad, and he want revenge/and he vows on his momma's life he gon' do him in" — Gucci Mane, remembering those who killed the mighty Geo Storm.
"Many cars that were once great have now become crap; and those that were great in my time were crap before." — Herodotus, the Beater Histories, 440 B.C.
Rust, we do not fear you. We embrace you. We welcome your coming with wads of benjamins and dreams of budget rallycross.
The time has come, fartsniffers. Put the bong down and thin out the field of crapcans in the running.
Put down your lottery tickets, because it's time to vote for the best beater you can afford to crash into a tree and forget about!
Spring is nearly here and that means one thing: scrounging up all your cash that hasn't gone to your weed budget and buying a shitbox of a car. So now let's pick the best — for thrashing, for offroading, for drifting, for even commuting to your new gig at that coffee shop next to the sneakers hut.