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Mark Holthoff

Before joining Klipnik, Mark spent eight years at Edmunds.com developing and running their Live Advice and Consumer Reviews programs. His first car was a 1974 Triumph TR6 in Sapphire Blue, which he bought with his life savings of $2000 and kept running with a combination of spare change, duct tape and dumb luck.

Low-mile NC Mazda MX-5 Miata with PRHT

For October 24, 2020, our used car find is this one-owner, 28k mile 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata with the power-retractable hardtop (PRHT) and a 6-speed manual transmission. It’s listed on craigslist by a private seller in the Bay Area for $16,250.

Here’s what makes this car special.

Clean and Collectable: 2008 Volkswagen Golf R32

For October 14, 2020, our used car find is this unusually clean and original example of VW’s uber refined hot hatch, the Mk5 generation R32. It’s listed for sale on craigslist by a private seller in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for $16,000.

Here’s what makes this one special.

1994 Honda Civic EX Coupe with 5-Speed Manual

For October 6, 2020, our used car find is this time-capsule 1994 Honda Civic EX coupe which looks like new inside and out despite 117k miles on the odometer. It’s listed for sale on craigslist by a private seller in the Portland area for $8750.

Here’s what makes this one special.

Small Car, Big Engine: 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

For October 1, 2020, our used car find is this nicely-kept 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG roadster with 93k miles and a potent 355 hp V8 engine under the hood. It’s listed for sale on craigslist by a private seller in the Tampa area for $14,500.

Here’s what makes this one special.

Final-year E90 BMW 335i with 6-speed Manual

For September 25, 2020, our used car find is this final-year E90 generation BMW 335i sedan with 69k miles and a 6-speed manual gearbox. It’s listed for sale on craigslist by a private seller in the Portland area for $14,000.

Here’s what makes this one special.

Nicely Optioned R50 Mini Cooper with 5-speed Manual

For October 22, 2020, our used car find is this unusually clean and well-specced 2005 Mini Cooper hatchback with a 5-speed manual gearbox and just two Pacific Northwest owners from new. It’s listed for sale on craigslist by a private seller in the Portland area for $5500.

Here’s what makes this one special.

SHO-down: 2 Generations of Ford’s Super Sleeper, the Taurus SHO

For October 10, 2020, our used car find is not one but two great-looking examples of Ford’s famous sleeper sedan, the Taurus SHO. One is a first-generation 1989 model year with a 5-speed manual transmission and 46k miles. The other comes from the second generation (1993) and features an automatic gearbox and just 41k miles.

Here’s what makes these cars special.

1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL with 52k Miles

For October 4, 2020, our used car find is this well-preserved 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL with just 52k miles and two Pacific Northwest owners from new. It’s listed for sale on Autotrader by a private seller in the Seattle area for $7500.

Here’s what makes this one special.

2001 Acura 3.2CL Type-S with 46k Miles

For October 2, 2020, our used car find is this pristine 2001 Acura 3.2CL Type-S with just 46k miles. It’s listed for sale on craigslist by a private seller in the Los Angeles area for $7500.

Here’s what makes this one special.