My dad sold his 77 Civic for $100 a while ago, it needed nothing to certify and I still see it driven around town today. So Rob and e30m3_78rus, if you look in the right place, really cheap cars that are safe and work can be found, you just have to look around for awhile.
"Driving is like a narcotic, an addiction that can take over lives. It ruins people, breaks families apart, and even kills. Itís habit that needs to be fueled. Time, money, rationality, sweat, knuckle skin, and anyone who disapproves are of little importance to a driver, and are often overlooked. Hi, Iím Nelson, and Iím a drivaholic."