In 1977, I went looking to purchase my first car. I was in college and had about $1200. to spend. In 1977, a used Ford Fairlane at the dealer was $3,000 plus. Since I had only about 1/3 of that I went to the used car lots in town. The ones with the lights and multi-color banners hung all over the lot. Upon walking onto the lot I was met by a used car saleman who's name was Moose. Really, his business card said Moose. I told Moose I had $1200 and it was incredible, nearly every car on the lot from a volkswagon beetle to a caddy was $1200. Off in the corner was a 1974 Dodge Charger with a smashed fender. Nice looking car though, 318 in it and about 30k miles on it. Moose offered it to me for $1200 and another $150 to fix the fender. I test drove it, it seemed fine so I bought it, expecting it to breakdown at anytime. Turned out it was a great car and I got a great deal. It was quite a head turner too, very sleek. As it turned out it was all down hill from there. A 1980 Pinto (with the plastic gas tank guard), a 1984 Tempo (the car from hell) and the notorious 1995 Windstar with the head gasket and tranny problems. Wish I had my 1974 Dodge Charger back.