1996 chevy blazer. I was 16 and needed a car to learn how to drive in (parents wouldnt let me use theirs). It was $1500, white, red painted steelies (I painted them black lol), the interior was filthy (the thing was used for a landscaping business), it reeked of cigarettes, its stuttered shifting into each gear, had a huge exhaust leak and got 12 mpg. It had 4WD though! But it only worked sometimes... lol.
I was sitting at a stop sign, a guy crashed into the front of me and totaled it. Insurance sent me a check for $3600, I made such a nice profit haha! With that and some money I had saved up, I bought myself a 2002 Lexus IS300 at age 17