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hey guys chrisfix here and today I’m
going to show you how to buy a $300 car
yes that is right you heard correctly
under this car cover is a car I
purchased for $300 sure it needs a
little bit of work but nothing we can’t
fix and it runs and drives sorta now I’m
doing this video because I just hit 3
million subscribers and this is the
300th video so it’s a good fit but
instead of following other youtubers and
buying a Porsche or Lamborghini or
Ferrari or something fancy like that you
guys know what this channel is all about
it’s all about affordability it’s about
working in your driveway at home and
using common hand tools and soap you
order to work on your car also I get
comments all the time when you guys
watch the videos saying oh the videos
are great and after watching them you
feel like you could replace the wheel
bearing or replace the brakes but you’re
still kind of nervous to try it out on
your own car because it’s your daily
driver and if you break it you won’t be
able to get to school or to work so this
$300 car is a perfect opportunity to
learn to experiment to try stuff out
because worst case scenario if this
breaks completely you do something and
totally mess it up you can call a
junkyard right now and get this towed
off your property and they’ll pay you
around 250 bucks or you can follow the
Jaguar video and do a complete part out
and make some money and for all the
younger viewers who are always
commenting who watches his videos but
doesn’t have a car well here’s your
opportunity save up $300 you could get
yourself a car to work on and to get
ready for when you finally can drive so
with that being said any last minute
guesses on what this car is I asked you
guys what you thought on Instagram and I
got thousands of guesses in the comments
but only two people got it well the time
has come to finally show you what I get
and it is such a fun car alright the
first step to buying a super cheap car
is to find it and it’s as easy as going
online and searching all the major used
car websites but instead of searching
each individual website and inputting
all your information over and over which
could take forever I have a little trick
you guys taught me and that’s using Auto
Tempest all you have to do is input your
information down here once and then it
searches all the major used car websites
make it really simple and easy now to
find the cheap car you could put in your
make and model I don’t really know what
I’m looking for so I’m not going to do
that and then this is the key right here
right where it says keywords you want to
put in new
to work and for price I put 1500 or
below so let’s search that is gonna be
searching all these websites so it might
take a few seconds and check out all of
these results now this one right here is
something that stands out so here’s the
perfect example this is a Mustang it
needs a new transmission he says it
grinds in third gear I bet you you could
get this for around a thousand bucks
transmission is like three hundred
dollars at a junkyard you replace it
yourself you spent thirteen hundred
dollars and you have like a three or
four thousand dollar Mustang especially
if you rap or paint it now another good
example maybe needs work is too vague
for you let’s just say you’re good at
changing brakes actually let’s search
head gasket so we can find a real cheap
car now a car that I came across is this
honda del sol i’ve always liked these
since i was a little kid that rear
window the way it goes down the top
comes off its unique it’s different it’s
a nice little daily parts are cheap and
it’s easy to work on it has 200,000
miles it has some new parts of battery
tie rods headlights but it needs a
control arm and head gasket both things
that we could do now he is asking a

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thousand dollars but i’m pretty sure we
could get this car for less so thank you
otto tempest for supporting the video
and making it easy to find inexpensive
used cars like this so let’s go check
this car out since the car can’t be
driven home i have to pick up a trailer
just in case we get the car i can use my
truck to tow it home
i’ve never told a car before so this is
gonna be an experience the trailer is
really cheap and i have it for 24 hours
and normally i would see the car first
but i’m fairly confident i’m gonna get
this car and i think it’s gonna be good
to be like hey i have a trailer I’ll tow
it away right now here’s my offer that
way we could get a low price and after a
short drive we are finally here and
there she is
alright I’m actually pretty excited
about this car because I’ve loved this
car since I was a kid mostly because of
that unique rear window design and the
targa top this is probably like one of
three Honda’s I would actually own and
keep in mind if this car checks out I’m
hoping to get it for less than $500 so
it’s gonna be far from perfect but with
that said I want to find something where
if there’s broken parts those parts are
cheap and easy to fix Hey I can’t
believe it’s really you
how’s it going my name is Jensen by the
way and this is my 93
donnatella so just give you a quick
run-through run around about you know
any problems that it has so currently
the major issue is the blown head gasket
big problem a lot of smoke out the
tailpipe the control arm it doesn t
replacing here and there you’re gonna
hear a squeak or two cool features about
the car the top does come off the back
window rolls down so it’ll be a great
for a summer car the back you got a
dinner to you know a little bodywork
here nothing pro like you can’t handle
really okay can you pop the hood yeah
man no problem let me show you thanks
and let’s see what we got now at first
glance this doesn’t look that great but
in reality it’s just some chipping off
paint maybe a little bit of surface rust
it’s really not that bad especially
after we clean it what we don’t want to
see is any major rust
anything that goes into the frame I
don’t see any of that he said he has a
new battery in there that’s good looking
around looks like we have a new
alternator down there at least a newer
one right here it says we had a timing
belt changed at one hundred eighty-five
thousand miles so twenty thousand miles
ago new belt and hopefully new water
pump the motor mount here looks pretty
new right where my hand is should be a
power steering pump but there isn’t so
that means that this is a non power
steering car which is kind of cool it’s
small enough but overall this looks
pretty good just needs a little bit of
cleaning we need to replace that head
gasket and he did say he used that head
gasket sealer in the radiator so we need
a new radiator but the best part about
this car parts are so cheap brand new
radiator forty bucks head gasket with
head bolts and all the other gaskets he
need 50 bucks I did a bunch of research
and it makes sense why kids like to buy
Honda’s for the first car parts are
cheap easy to find and he could
customize easily can you start her up
one thing that’s a crystal clear
indicator that you have a head gasket
leak is check out the radiator open the
radiator cap when the engines cold and
look at this you can see that smoke
puffing out that’s a classic head gasket
sign also if we take the oil cap off you
can see underneath it’s frothy like it
has a head gasket leak and it doesn’t
look like we have any blow-by which is
good that means the Rings are still good
after two hundred thousand miles am I
able to take her for a quick spin I know
we can’t drive it long but just
something like right around the block
okay now this is my first time driving a
Honda
and while that shifter feels horrible I
can’t even tell if it’s in gear
I think that’s first and look at the
cloud of smoke coming out of the exhaust
so this has to be done real quick so it
doesn’t overheat and I just need to get
a feel for the car and holy smokes no
power steering takes a lot of muscle to
turn the wheel but it does have a good
turning radius since it’s small and
because it’s small you should also get
about 40 miles a gallon which is awesome
I’m able to ship through all the gears
and the suspension feels firm and
doesn’t flow it around so it’s a quick
test drive but we now know the
suspension brakes and transmission are
good which is important so now how hard
is it to take the top down so what you
want to do is reach your hand on there
right here see the little button right
there push it towards the back of the
car grab the lever as you’re holding
that button push it outwards oh man that
is so easy look at that the top is off
how cool is that now can you show me how
to roll down that rear window it comes
down right yeah bottom right there and
look at that this targa top is actually
how the car got its name del Sol which
in Spanish means of the Sun that is such
a cool feature they did a good job with
that that is neat it’s also a good idea
to check in the trunk so we’ll pop that
open and see what we got in here now we
just want to make sure spares in here
and sometimes there’s some good
information left in the trunk so this is
all messed up so we got our spare and
also have a bunch of junk looks like
there’s an extra belt a bunch of garbage
down here and check this out this is
actually useful
these are bushings says right in there
made in Japan so I think these are Honda
om bushings which are not only expensive
bushings but good bushing also looks
like we have some ball joints oh this is
good this is for the interior this piece
was missing that’s actually helpful and
oh another piece from the interior that
was missing beautiful and then finally I
just want to look back here behind here
where the quarter panel is so that’s
definitely a good sign you could see the
welded body panel in here so they must
have cut out the rust welded in a new
piece of metal and then finished it with
bondo and it just didn’t do a great job
with the bondo work but there’s no rust
back behind this panel which is good and
this car is looking pretty good
so interior wise the car is in decent
shape I’d say the weak spot is right
here this looks really bad with that
cover missing but that’s actually not
too bad because we found this inside the
trunk so clean that up fit it in
properly and that looks a lot better so
the interior checks out the essentials
all work just needs a little bit of
cleaning and TLC in here and I think we
can get this interior to look real nice
now with that being said we need a head
gasket the front suspension needs work
the shifter is vague and we need to do
bodywork all inexpensive fixes so what
I’m thinking this car is worth is three
to four hundred dollars I’m gonna offer
him three go up to 400 max the car
itself in good condition we could
probably get $3,000 for especially since
it’s a stick shift so that’s my game
plan let’s go talk to Jensen and see
what we could do okay so I do like the
car it is pretty cool has that top on it
that’s really neat it is kind of banged
up you can see that it definitely needs
some suspension work in the front
obviously the head gasket now I think
$1,000 is too much I have to fix it up I
have to do some work to it what I’d like
to offer you what I think the car is
worth is $300 and you know I got the
trailer trailers ready to go in the back
of my truck I’ll take it today ready to
go 300 cash right now yeah man I
completely understand I know how hard of
a work this is gonna be and for the
three hundred dollars I’ll take him in
yeah you got yourself a deal all right
sounds good man thank you very much oh
we got ourselves a Dell so how cool is
that okay let’s go get this thing loaded
up actually let’s first go do some
paperwork let’s get the if you could get
the title alright so with the title
although titles will be different for
each state this will give you a good
idea what to look for right here in New
Jersey this is where the lien holder
would sign that means somebody else owns
the car it could be a bank could be the
dealer could be another person there
would be a stamp here and signatures and
there’s nothing which means this car is
owned outright by Jensen now you want to
make sure that the owners information
the person who’s selling you the car is
the owner so ask him for his driver’s
license or an ID or something you can
see that’s his real name
has all his information here that’s his
driver’s license number I checked it
with his driver’s license and we’re good
to go
you also want to make sure that he’s
selling you the exact car so check the
VIN number make sure it’s the Honda 1993
all good so that’s the basics on
checking a title varies from state to
state but this looks all good now he
could sign it over to me and we could
buy the car all right 300 bucks all
yours man thank you very much I still
can’t believe it never in a million
years did I think my next car would be a
Honda so let’s get this car on a trailer
good get the strap over the front tire
and tighten it down so it won’t go
anywhere
do the same thing to the other side well
that’s it dude you’ll see here on the
videos hopefully so you’ll be able to
keep tabs on her and yeah I appreciate
it man very nice meeting you
well I’m almost home with no problems at
all
I was concerned my truck wouldn’t tow
this but it didn’t even feel like I was
pulling a car and since it’s dark we’ll
unload the car tomorrow it’s morning and
now to get the car off the trailer and
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into my driveway so we can look under
the car now I’m testing out this new
jack which will quickly and safely lift
the whole car off the ground and this is
pretty cool
and no matter how you lift up your
vehicle you always want to give it a
hard shake to make sure it feels solid
and it does so we’re safe to go under
the car and the whole car is lifted up
nice and high so we could go inspect
underneath so hopefully we go under here
and there’s not a lot of rust at all
looking over here at the transmission in
the oil pan I don’t see any leaks which
is good but the first thing I want to
check out is the suspension on this side
now at the test drive I did see there’s
a lot of wear on the outside here which
means that there’s positive camber which
is a suspension issue going under here
let’s check out the suspension positive
camber could be caused by worn out ball
joints or bushings so to see what the
problem is you want to grab a pry bar
and just move the suspension around
looking for play and just look at how
much this moves now that’s enough play
to cause that camera issue and lucky for
us this is basically a free fix we had
the ball joints and the bushings in the
trunk already and these are all brand
new and look like high-quality parts so
I think this could be a really good
video how to install bushings into
control arms and also how to press in
ball joints maybe we could even rebuild
the entire front suspension so now let’s
head to the middle of the car where the
shifter is cost I want to check the
bushings and just as I thought
besides being very rusty there is a ton
of play in here and that’s why this
feels all loosey goosey when you go to
shift just check out the bushings in
here they’re shot so hopefully fixing
those will fix the vague shifter I’ll
probably try to remove this and sand it
and paint it as well to get all this
rust out of here and one thing that just
caught my eye check this out this isn’t
good check out all this rust here that
right
there is the carpet so our floor board
is rusted this actually doesn’t look bad
over here this is all solid metal so it
looks like we’ll just have to cut out
this corner right here and weld in a
piece of steel and that’ll fix that
super simple and that’s actually a
really good video how to fix rusty floor
pins and finally checking out the rest
of the car the exhaust is a little rusty
but nothing bad just surface rust I mean
everything looks good the gas tank looks
good the suspension looks good
I really can’t complain it’s got drum
brakes but we could do a drum to disc
conversion I’m actually really excited
we got ourselves a good car for 300
bucks so I really can’t wait to get
started fixing up this car and that is
how a project car is born in this case
an affordable one $300 now I couldn’t
wait I got super excited so I went out
to the parts store and I already got
everything we need so the car could be
driven safely and reliably so to fix
this car it’s gonna cost a total of a
hundred and fifty dollars leaving us
with a grand total of 450 bucks under
$500 for a good running car now this is
where I need my subscribers help yes you
guys I need you comment below and let me
know what you want to see done with this
car do we want to do a wheeler-dealer
style episode where I buy it fix it and
flip it and we see the profit do we want
an individual episode for how to replace
the head gasket how to fix a shifter
that’s loose how to install ball joints
and bushings in your suspension all
those videos could get done and we can
learn a lot and I could use this cars a
daily I mean it does have the top which
comes off and it’ll be fun to drive
around or it could do something crazy we
could do a motor swap we could do an
amphibious vehicle since this car was
less than 500 bucks we could do it 24
hours of lemons endurance racing car
there are so many options make sure you
comment your ideas below I will look at
all of them I want to see what you guys
have to say just like we did with the
drifting project I’m leaving the fit of
this car in your hands as always
hopefully the video was helpful if it
was remember to give it a thumbs up if
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consider subscribing we’ve got a lot of
cool videos coming up and finally all
the tools and products I used in this
video are linked in the description so
you could easily find them can’t wait to
see what we’re gonna do with this
vehicle 3 million subscribers my 300th
video and the fate of the car is up to
you my subscribers so stay tuned

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