Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer. Last week we looked at what kind of bang for our buck 2006 – now a decade in the rear-view – could offer. We’ll consider what was banging from that year in a sec. But first, this week’s quest. This seems to be the year that electric cars reach critical mass. Teslas will now follow you around your driveway like a faithful puppy, and Chevy’s hybrid Volt will soon be joined by the Bolt. Ranges on all electrics also seem to be rapidly expanding with each new iteration. With that in mind, let’s go see if we can find a way to get on the bandwagon – the electric bandwagon! That’s right, let’s look for older – preferably home-built – electric cars for sale. Just don’t lick the plug. As always, we want your finds to go down in infamy and not in the site’s spam filter. Since we’ve changed commenting systems, you may need to update your commenter account. Make sure you have a Disqus account – they’re free and easy to get – and then comment away.
Pixar’s Cars was released in 2006, and so were a lot of real cars, trucks and bikes that might today make either terrific deals or stomach churning wallet emptiers. It’s that kind of inscrutability that makes life interesting, don’t you think? If you’re into strict scrutability then maybe you’d want to avoid options from 2006 like the 87K BMW M5 found by ptschett, or the tempting but almost certain to be a money pit VW Phaeton dug up by smalleyxb122. That one needs some headwork. Instead, you might want to jump on the depreciation freight train that is the BMW 750iL (V12!) located by bigredcavetroll, or the Saturn Vue Redline, which should actually give you some pretty good bang for your buck with its Honda-sourced V6 and AWD. That one was found by The Rusty Hub. The most intriguing ad for a 2006 ride was this one for a BMW R1150GS. The Beemer Oilheads are a somewhat under-appreciated group of bikes, and this one looks to be kitted out for the long haul. Of course with almost as many miles as that 750iL it’s already done some long hauling. Jeepster found this week’s winnah! Thanks to all of you for your excellent used car truck (and bike)-fu, and congrats to Jeepster for bringing home the win.