that you CAN get a vehicle for $1000 that wouldn’t need costly repairs. In your market there are like a gazillion vehicles you could get. In Oklahoma, not so much. So it is also location based. So in my case 5 would be at least $3,000 www.gshloans.com if you remember, we went through this exercise (looking at available cars) when I was debating what to do with Jerry the Geo who has 236,000 plus miles on her now.