So, I was doing the math today. Getting Project $300 operational will be a total of about $750. I wondered what else I could buy for that same $750. So I checked my local Craigslist, and found two gems.

The first is a 1987 Nissan Sentra wagon. It appears to be rust-free, has 109k miles, an automatic, and has some minor carburetor issues. He was asking $750 for it when it was posted a month ago.

The second one is a 1986 Mazda 323 wagon. It again appears to be rust-free, has 162k miles, manual, and has some minor issues (radio, washer fluid pump, etc.) He was asking $800 when it was posted a month ago.

What do you guys think?