The odometer on today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 190 reads 318K but the seller says its broken and the mileage is closer to 380K. Could that make this an unstoppable Benz and could that make its price an unbeatable deal?
There’s not much else to do with an old, tired car besides build a ramp up to heaven and send it. That’s what these enterprising gentlemen did with a 1980s Sedan de Ville that really, really doesn’t sound good anymore, and surprise: that big old smoking V8 just barely gets the job done anymore.
Oh, you hopped the curb and parked your too-pristine Wrangler up on a boulder? Let this Pontiac Sunbird show you how it’s really done.
The Lincoln Town Car is a great classic brougham of style and grace. Who knew this magnificent boat of a vehicle could fly so well?
Independence Day is not a holiday known for its subtlety. Anything less than the loudest, craziest celebration you can muster is simply un-American! Thus, there is no better way to toast America’s birthday than by covering a cheap car in fireworks and killing some tires.
Famed YouTube speed-redneck Cleetus McFarland came up with a new kind of drag racing for his “Cleetus and Cars” event: Demolition Derby Drag Racing. Line up two beaters at the start line, and then let ‘er rip—fastest car wins. The only catch is, the two competitors have to make contact before the finish line.
You can spend an entire afternoon watching Chris Harris pull off sideways supercar heroics on YouTube—or you can do what the dudes at CarThrottle did and pick up a $250 beater for sweet do-rif-to action of your own.
What’s that, you drove to work today? Did you get to drop a gear when traffic opened up and make vroom-vroom sounds? That’s cute. Here’s a $600 Civic Wagon that looks like the most fun vehicle ever made. Let’s watch it ford puddles and fly.
Why buy a few video games when you can spend a day flogging an actual car like a piñata for the same price?
Ladies and gentlemen, I have seen a glimpse of heaven. Beater heaven.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
Few things in this life are as graceful as this noble beater Nissan Maxima making a gentle leap through the air on its soft, well-loved suspension. Enjoy the Maxima while you can in this video, though, because the this crew is going to do everything within their power to kill it with hoonage.
The Nissan Axxess may have only been brought to the United States for one year, but its relative rarity hasn’t discouraged its owners from making the most ingenious mod ever to the back hatch. That’s right: there’s a toilet.
Maybe you can’t afford a car that “runs” or “starts” like some fancy millionaire. Maybe you just like the way a jalopy can take stains and scratches without raising your blood pressure. But the novelty wears off when your slab doesn’t start, so here are some easy items to pack as beater-car life support.
I’m not really a truck person. I respect trucks, but never had much of a desire to own one. Then I had to move a bunch of junk from my house when I realized my Volkswagen GTI and our Sienna minivan weren’t going to cut it. After borrowing my dad’s Frontier, I developed a new appreciation for the cheap pickup. Here is…
Here we see a Chevy Cavalier with a rear wheel bouncing like a basketball down the highway. That looks safe.
Once upon a time, I had a miserable beater. Unfortunately, it belonged to my parents and got traded in when they finally realized they had spent several running 944s’ worth in repair bills. Had it been signed over to me, there was no doubt in my mind where it needed to go to die: the 24 Hours of LeMons.
The Hyundai S Coupe is not a particularly well-remembered car. It, like all cheap cars, does have a spark of wonderful beautiful life in it. This light glows brighter as destruction nears.
I'm fairly sure that if you have access to 192 sticks of dynamite and a Chevrolet Celebrity, this kind of thing just sort of happens.
The 24 Hours Of LeMons on-track battle of beaters is raging at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. Car & Driver's Murliee Martin brings us a hilarious photo album of the cars and... costumes.