Matt has a friend in Florida that made the huge mistake of buying a new Mitsu Eclipse a year ago. And of course he was quickly backwards on the car loan in a major way. High car payments and the insurance for it were a drain on his income.... to the point where it got repo'd and he and his wife declared bankruptcy a month ago. So then about three weeks ago, he bought a '90 Toyota Celica at a Salvation Army for $500 without driving it. The car had some overheating issues and finally on the highway, the tranny blew up last weekend. In desperation, he asked Matt to find a car for him. His budget... $600. So this morning, we went down to RI to look at a '90 CRX DX with 177K miles for $650. Some rust issues, but the engine seemed strong. But... the manual tranny on it was difficult to shift, no grinds but just felt gummy. And on the test drive, the radiator sprung a leak. So not a bad beater project car, but no way should it be driven to FL right away. But if anyone else wants a cheapo beater CRX, PM me for their email address and pics. Then tonight... SCORE! Found a '92 Civic LX sedan with 120K miles on it for $900. Needs a timing belt done pronto, but has working a/c and has solid body panels. Owned by a woman and on its original clutch that feels fine. This car will make it to Florida no problem. His friend is happy and we get a ton of good karma. Oh and I found a '79 Mazda Rx-7 with 100K miles to check out on Saturday morning for only $200... and it apparently runs. lol. <---- Loves used car shopping.