So the average cost of a new vehicle is $34,372. And many people here on Oppo and Jalopnik have an affinity for old cheap cars. So my question to you is.

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What car, for less than ten thousand, would you buy and then sink the rest of $34,372 in restoring/refreshing and upgrading it? It wouldn’t have to be your only car, but it would be your primary one. And what upgrades would you do?

I think I’d go with a Ford LTD with a mild engine build, swap for a more modern transmission (if applicable), a new paint job. And spend the rest of the money refreshing the interior and fixing convenience features etc.