Actually you guys are right, I take it back. I still say if you are patient, you can build a car for cheaper than the average ready car price... but if you're equally patient you can also find a car for a better deal than a build. I got lucky with a lot of things I got for mine and it ended up costing me under 10k including the car itself, when the same thing would cost a lot more to buy (granted it has no cage but the cars for sale I looked at didn't either). And like Bruno said, I didn't fork that over right away. It started life as an eta, then it got a full suspension swap, diff, then wheels/tires, then the S52 driveline.