bought my 1993 Olds Cutlass Supreme S for 800 dollars back in February due to my other car having a seized engine, put in maybe 500 dollars into a new battery and tires and some sensors and runs almost like new. couldn't beat the value. have been using it to drive to work daily since May and at 136k miles runs quiet and like a cadillac.
I have had this car for over 10 years and 174,000 miles. It's still going strong. I just made a 1,500 mile trip and still got 31 mpg. Its engine purrs at 70 mph. I've been faithful on good maintenance, oil changes every 3,000 miles. I wish I could find a replacement like this one!
This was the "kid's car" growing up. I took it to college with me, and now I am in grad school. It is still going strong. It survived 2 teenagers learning to drive in it, countless college roadtrips, and two minor wrecks. It was well over 100,000 miles on it. I don't plan on getting a new car until I am out of grad school which may be another 3 years. I highly recommend it!