The Fabulous 1990 Ford Taurus LX

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After many years of semi-reliable service, this luxurious family sedan is ready for a new owner. That’s right, the car made famous by this PDD post and this PDD post, can now be yours for the unbelievable price of, oh, let’s say $200.

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Features
3.8-liter V6 engine (only 110,681 miles)
Free Jesse Ventura air freshner
Free PDD bumper sticker
Free Minnesota State Parks permit from 2004/05
Free Aerosmith Greatest Hits cassette (stuck in player)
Complimentary jug of radiator coolant (you’ll need it)

Plus, an amazing cash-back offer! (There’s probably like 30 cents under the seats.)
Call 624-6087 to take advantage of this super deal.

17 Comments

Karasu

about 12 years ago

OOh! Oooh! If domestic isn't your thing, I've also got a sweet deal on a '92 Toyota Tercel, whose amenities include: 272,000 miles on the odometer, 2 or so quarts of oil (as Paul said: you'll need it), and one of the world's only remaining Both stickers! For being a UHEV*, this car gets great gas mileage. A little work might alleviate the tendency to burn oil, but we decided to just buy a new car instead. Looks small but can hold a drum kit and two passengers. $300 or best reasonable offer takes it! email karasu.aneki [at] gmail [dot] com if interested.

*Ultra High Emissions Vehicle - they probably won't let you across the California border in this baby

edgeways

about 12 years ago

"unbelievable price" as in, "I can't believe you're asking that much!" ? 

Sorry... sorry.


But, seriously, perhaps the junkyard will give you more than $200?

Chris

about 12 years ago

You failed to mention what fine automobile you upgraded to?  Unless it's a Yugo or a Gremlin, I assume I'm safe in using the term upgrade.

Tim K

about 12 years ago

The junkyard man only gives $25 to $50 for a car that they actually want. If they don't want it, they'll take it for nothing. I've owned over 20 cars in my life (embarrassing, I know) and I've driven more than a few to their demise. I'm not on a first name basis with the junkyard, but they know my face. Anyway, it's is better for the environment to drive something until it is literally too unsafe to operate than junk it too soon.

Paul Lundgren

about 12 years ago

Junkyard? Heaven's no. This car is still drivable. It can go as far as five miles before smoke pours out of it.  

I'm just getting rid of it so I can put more miles on my Bianchi.

Barrett

about 12 years ago

I can't believe you wrote this whole post without using the phrase "rusty but trusty." I guess that's because it's more of a "handyman's special."

The Big E

about 12 years ago

My wife had an oldschool '86 Taurus.  I think she sold it for about $200 because she couldn't afford insurance one semester when she was in college.  It's still the only car either of us has owned that had power seats, sigh.

zra.

about 12 years ago

i believe DIY fits right in with this beauty.

paul isn't known for having good luck with automobiles.

Paul Lundgren

about 12 years ago

Actually, I'd say I had great luck with this automobile. I bought it in July 2003 for about $1,200. So, to put it into terms of a car payment, it would translate into $12.50 per month.

Sure, I had a few hassles along the way, but nothing worse than the two instances I posted about.

vicarious

about 12 years ago

Can I just buy the rust?

chris

about 12 years ago

So you will travel exclusively by bike?  What if you need groceries? Beer? Dispose of a body?

Paul Lundgren

about 12 years ago

We've got a conversion van that will probably have more miles put on it than the bike, but let me delude myself with spring optimism that the bike will be my primary transportation.

Barrett

about 12 years ago

My dad has a homemade basket (built from a dish rack) on his 1970s Schwinn 10-speed that he uses to transport his groceries and beer. He's 77 and rides it every day, even in winter.

Chris

about 12 years ago

It can be done if one is determined enough.  We have a guy in our neighborhood who I've seen on several occasions with a case of Busch on his handlebars.  And as far as body disposal, you can't beat a conversion van.

Tim K

about 12 years ago

Well, someone needs to buy that thing soon because the earth is calling it back home!

pH

about 12 years ago

I like the dish rack idea. One-handing it with a clinking brown bag is asking for trouble. Also good to avoid wearing too much denim or smoking while bicycling.  Cancels out the appearance of virtuous intentions.

Good luck with the Taurus sale... they were so futuristic once. Those oxidizing iron molecules probably came from Minnesota, too.

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