Americans are receiving economic stimulus checks of up to $1200. We threw an extra $1000 on top of that amount and went searching for decent used cars in our newest episode of Window Shop with Us. Can you actually find a reliable vehicle for $2200? Five Car and Driver editors weigh in with their picks from sites including Craigslist, Cars.com, and others.
Our editors took different approaches to this challenge. Some sought out low mileage, straight body panels, and a sterling reputation in a hunt for reliability. Others found more eccentric options, because if you’re going to gamble on a $2000 car, you might as well have fun while you do it.