The Barrel Ride

At first, we had aspirations of entering amateur autocross races with a car wrapped in Barrel branding, but when it came down to it, we needed a car that would help us run errands, go to IKEA, and get to the occasional out-of-town business meeting. ZipCar had been great for a while, but costs were adding up, especially on longer trips. After months of meticulous searching on a tiny budget ($2,000), we found our match in a used 2000 Saab 9-3 SE.