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.

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.