The car below is a hooptie - aka - 'old beat up car' - we bought this hooptie right after arriving in Korea and although it has only had 1 owner and it has less than 60,000 miles and we got a great deal on it - I don't think this bad boy has E-V-E-R been cleaned and it is 12 years old.
When we told the lady we were going to buy the van and ask her when it would be available she said "now" and handed me the keys. Whoa....wait a minute...don't you want to clean it out? She looked in the glove box pulled a few things out and said 'OK, it's yours'.
You can't imagine the crap we found in this car....a pair of shoes, TAX PAPERS from 2008, GPS, compass, poncho, lots of paperwork, big metal pole thing and TONS OF TRASH (not that the other things I listed weren't trash). IT WAS DISGUSTING, BUT CHEAP; plus it had low miles, a new battery, new tires & snow chains. However the steering wheel was so gross that we had to buy a steering wheel cover immediately just so we could drive the thing.
Finally, after 4 magic erasers, 1/2 a bottle of bleach, armor all, windex 2 rolls of paper towels, shampooing the heck out of the seats, floors and ceiling, 8 hours of cleaning (all together) we can finally get in it without cringing.
Everyone in the family pitched in to help. Girl said this is the natsiest car we have every owned. I'll give her that one.
(This is where you might want to stop looking if you have a weak stomach!)