During the warmer/dryer months, I usually commute by bicycle, but that's not much fun in the winter.
I only live about a mile away from work, and about a mile from the grocery store. It seems like a waste to get the car out every time I have to drive a mile. I like my car, and I hate subjecting it to the snowy, salty mess that exists from November until March.
So I've been looking at snowmobiles on Craigslist. here are a couple I've found:
This one apparently runs well, has some various cosmetic issues, and is listed for $350:
This one apparently runs fine and is listed for $500:
I'm interested in any advice....things to look out for, brands/models to avoid, etc. I know nothing about snowmobiles, and understand that a $300-500 sled will probably be a piece of junk, but I'd like to think that I could find something basic in that range that will get me around town for a winter or two.
Anyway, any tips or advice would be appreciated.