CC Outtake: 1997 Chrysler LHS – A Beater?

I’m actually pretty clueless about buying and selling cars. I hate it, which probably explains why I keep them so long. And I never troll craigslist or Ebay. And folks write me e-mails asking me what their car is worth. Beats me. I think some of them assume I’m trying to sell cars at CC.  I just daydream about them, and write it down. So all these great conversations and comments about beaters have me wondering, what is the price cut-off  to qualify as a beater? Under a $1000? If so, does this qualify?