• Jan 17th 2014 at 10:30AM
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Last month a guy in Florida posted a homemade ad for his 1996 Nissan Maxima online and Nissan bought it from him. This month a guy in Sweden posted a homemade ad for his 1985 Subaru Justy J10 Trendy online and got a job with Swedish car magazine Auto Motor und Sport. When Nils Jangan relocated to a new city and couldn't get a job, the financial drain eventually demanded he get rid of his car. Looking for a way to convince anyone to purchase a 29-year-old hatchback, he enlisted the help of Mordor, Saruman and, naturally, David Hasselhoff giving the thumbs up.

The picture was accompanied by text describing the "Japanese mountain goat" that was "hand-forged" by "the Saruman of carmakers," and its "54 frighteningly well-hung horses." One of its other advertised features was "I.D.N.R.I.S" seat belts, the "Instant Death No Retardation Impact System" meaning the occupants would never have to worry about long-term care if they were "in any collision at speeds higher than 12 km/hour." He asked 10,000 kroner (about $1,500 US) for the beauty, but he was also willing to trade for a job.

After posting the ad on Blocket, a Swedish craigslist, and having it shared throughout the community, Jangan got a ton of interest in the car and a job offer from Auto, Motor & Sport, which he accepted. As for the Subie, it ended up going to a local repair shop for just a few hundred kroner, but we imagine Jangan's gets a decent work-related loaner or two to make up for it.

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      • 1 Year Ago
      The Swedish edition of the magazine is called Auto, Motor & Sport. Auto, Motor und Sport is the German one.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I had one of those, still a better car than any craptacular 2014 chrysler/fiat 200
      • 1 Year Ago
      The ad is still up on Blocket.se as of this writing. The text is pretty funny if you read Swedish. http://www.blocket.se/vasternorrland/Subaru_Justy_J10_Trendy_51466705.htm?ca=4&w=1&last=1 4WD with sunroof, summer and winter tires, passed inspection January 3 2014, but rusty in the wheel arches, asking $1500 US obo. Not a bad deal!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Loved my 88 justy! But why no new justy in America??? Subaru sells ZERO sub-compact cars in America to take on the mini coop and the fiat500... I'd much rather buy a new justy. I'm just hoping for the announcement: SUBARU TO REINTRODUCE JUSTY IN US.
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