My first car was a 1955 Chevy Bel Air station wagon I bought for $125, and it was in good running condition.
My second car was a 1956 Chevy Bel Air I bought for $300, also in good running condition.
Here is what I have been driving since 2003, and have racked up over 180,000 miles with just one repair (a fuel pump), I do the required maintenance when due.
About 60,000 miles have been towing our camper. Most trips are around 100 miles round trip.
To travel on remote dirt roads we installed a heavy duty axle and springs, and lifted the suspension on the trailer.
We often take our inflatable boat and camper. Camper is our base camp. Here we are getting ready to launch for a Colorado River trip.
Boat and motor in back of SUV. Boat is 10'6" and motor is a Nissan 9.9 HP 4-cycle.
edited to remove dangling dollar sign.