Earlier in the week, I showed what kind of dependable cars you could buy for the price of your average down payment. Now, it's your turn to show me how much reliability $20k, or the cost of a new sub-compact, can buy on eBay. This should be good.

(Photo by nicholaspollock)

Here are the rules:

  • Selections aren't limited to simply 'cars' (kit cars, trucks, and military/commercial vehicles included)
  • Cars must have a realistic selling price under $20,000.
  • Cars must be operable/easily restored to running condition.
  • Completed and sold listings can be included.
  • You can add modifications, as long as it doesn't go over the total budget.
  • Write a short reason why your car is the most dependable car for under $20000.

Now go find a car that makes new car buyers seriously rethink their decision.

I'll arrange the best selections afterwards. You have until the end of the weekend.