Would You Buy A Used Car From This Man? And How Much Would You Pay?

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
would you buy a used car from this man and how much would you pay

There’s a slightly used 1977 Peugeot 504 on the market, and the last bid stood at one million $.

One owner only: Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. His car was put on an international auction this Saturday, Iranian state media reported as per the Business Recorder. According to Iran’s official IRNA news agency, the bid came from an Arab country.

The car even has its own website. The proceeds of the auction will go to “a project to build 60,000 homes for the disabled and to needy women who are providing for their families.”

Even Muriel Martin gave the Persian Prez. the thumbs up: “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has but one redeeming quality, and that’s his taste in daily drivers…” That plug probably drove the price up another $500K. The car would be LeMons worthy, but the price would get it disqualified.

Still, something doesn’t compute. A million dollars – to pay for 60,000 houses? That’s $16 per house. What will needy women get in Iran? A doghouse?

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  • MRF 95 T-Bird MRF 95 T-Bird on Jan 03, 2011

    Wonder if the Peugeot's radio is tuned to the Iranian versions of Limbaugh, Hannity and Savage?

  • Jedchev Jedchev on Jan 03, 2011

    I wouldn't buy this Pug from this guy. As far as Iranian cars, I want the 1979 Cadillac Iran. It's a Seville manufactured in Iran with a much more powerful version of the Olds 350 Engine. The Shah was a big believer in the first-gen Seville and loved it so much he built a factory.

  • Vap65689119 Nice car, I think I'd rather have an SC430
  • Theflyersfan They might not be convertible friendly, but if they work on getting the last of the winter crud off of the car during the first spring wash, it's worth its weight in gold. So many of the self-serve car washes seem to have some kind of mechanical problem with one of the nozzles, or out of some chemicals - want to do that at home.
  • Bill Wade It's worked perfectly for me. Google maps is quite good and music streaming is flawless.
  • TheEndlessEnigma How much is TTAC getting from the Amazon referral links? Once again, nice ads camouflaged as an article.
  • Prabirmehta Great review! Brought back memories of my 2005 Z4 - loved it! I recently drove the 2023 Z4 and it felt similar in many ways to my 2005 (despite the much nicer and updated interior). Now your review has me rethinking whether to buy another one? :)