Quoted from FrankJ:
Not really a hack, but...
I went to college in La Crosse, WI. Me and 2 buddies stole this car from our roommate and took it to Florida for spring break (we couldn't find him that day and we were in a hurry). It got better gas mileage than our cars did. It had holes in the floorboards and dash(we drove huddled in sleeping bags). The passenger door was held closed by a bungee cord. On the way home, the alternator was going, we found a junk yard that had the part and the owner felt so bad for us that he lent us the tools to change it in the parking lot.
We left town with $220 between the three of us, 6 quarts of Catherine the Great Vodka, a loaf of bread, and a jar of peanut butter. We made it to Daytona Beach and back in that car.
That's awesome! Go GHIA!!