Topic: '05 Nissan Altima, Oklahoma City, NO LONGER AVAILABLE
If you're a first-time team looking to build a cheap racer, an Altima is the easy button. Go to Pull-A-Part and you'll find a dozen donor cars.
La Cucaracha is an '05 Nissan Altima with the 2.5 (QR25DE) and 4-speed automatic (not a CVT!). It's been wrecked five times that we know of, and it currently needs a head gasket, if not a head. It "ran when parked" a few years ago, but my son said he overheated it and afterwards it would only do 40 mph. I do know that because of one of the accidents the left front axle is a mix of 2005 and 2008 parts, but fits perfect and ran smooth (see Pull-A-Part above). The shifter button is broken off, but the corn dog stick works great and the transmission shifts fine.
You'll really want to strip out the interior first because of the severe funkiness of teenage ownership.
It's in my mother-in-law's driveway in Del City and my son's promises to fix it haven't materialized. I have the Fel-Pro head gasket kit right here next to my desk, and I'll even throw that in to sweeten the deal. YOU TOW IT AWAY. That's the only cost. I don't care if you build it, sacrifice it for parts, or use it for a viking funeral.
I'm not on the forum much any more, so if you're interested, hit me up at foxcleaning at yahoo dot com. I'm also on the Citrus Racer Lounge on Facebook. I'll try and post pics if I get over to her house.
EDIT: It is currently titled and black tagged, but you'll have to give us a day or two to get a replacement title because "I don't remember where I put it."