Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.
Like a little kid wearing a three-piece suit, some fancy cars looks a little funny because they’re based on cars that were originally intended to be much cheaper rides. That doesn’t make them bad, just a little sad, and you brought the sadness last week. We’ll share a box of tissues and the saddest bit of dress up in a sec, but first we have to attend to this week’s business.
This week we get personal. That’s right, I want to know your deepest, darkest secrets… well, no not really, but what I do want is for you to find us ads for whatever YOU are looking for right now. That’s right, if you have a hankering for a LoCost, or a K-car convertible and have been trolling the classifieds to fill your fantasies, let’s see the results.
As always, we want your finds to go down in infamy and not in the site’s spam filter. Follow any of the following advice and you’re crap will be known far and wide.
- Easiest way to not get caught in the spam filters is to create an IntenseDebate account. If you do so and your posts aren’t appearing, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can put you on the whitelist
- If you don’t want an IDC account, you can create a wordpress.com account and do the same thing.
- If you’re the Ted Kaczynski type and don’t want any kind of account, then try to place only a single link in a comment and just drop any outgoing link in via its raw URL and not as a text link
What is it they say, clothes make the man? Well the same can’t be said about cars and often there’s just no hiding the lowly origins of some high-zoot rides. That was perhaps no more evident than when Nissan decided to switch out the grille and some badging on their Maxima and try to pass it off as an Infiniti. This of course was back before the upscale Nissan brand had found its mojo (it was down behind the couch cushions all the time) and was producing some pretty lackluster cars. This 1997 I30 was discovered seeking a new owner by PotBellyJoe, and not only will no one give it a second glance for its fancy aspirations, but it’s a salvage title too! One more strike and it’s out. Well done, PBJ!