When I was in high school one of my main sources of income was selling/scrapping cars. There was an auto title loan place that auctioned off cars that it had repoed and I got cars for as cheap as $30, some of them I would fix/resell, some even worked perfectly and I just resold, others I scrapped, and between the car and catalytic converter I'd get about $100/car. I also heard a lot from people about cars that were available, and even found a few cars at storage shed auctions. The moneysaver had lots of prospects in it as well, I didn't use craigslist back then, I'm not sure if it was a thing. Now I'm car free, which is definitely better, I just ride my electric haibike and don't worry about cars.