The awaited Ebay Challenge is absent for more than a week! MORE THAN A WEEK! Dash it to heck. What is a selectively avid participant to do.
Hence, my own ersatz interim Ebay Challenge. So yeah. Winter Beater, budget $50k. Budget so those filthy rich can take part too. (Daily driver is a Maybach? Get a winter beater for less than half the cost of a used Maybach. Oooh yeah.)
If you absolutely must, then $5k could be your arbitrary budget, but there is no need to adhere to that. $50k should be ample.