Went hunting a little used car, cat I dealt with seemed nice and straightforward enough, was reasonably content with transaction, then...
The very day I drove her home, went to get milk and all of a sudden she wouldn't shift out of 2nd, was very odd to say the least.
So I look around a bit and the transmission end of the shift cable/linkage was broken and replaced with a paper clip and a hose clamp!?!
Yes you read that right: Vital part to make car go was jury-rigged with a paperclip.
Check out the pictures, they boggle the mind.