You don’t have to spend a fortune on a car, to look like you spent a fortune on a car.
Depreciation can be a beautiful thing—especially when it means you can get behind the wheel of a big-dollar car on the relative cheap. Below, we’ll look at 10 cars, with many originally priced for folks with money to burn, but which are available today for a steal.
1. Land Rover Range Rover
Few things on four wheels are as classy as a Range Rover, and this British posh-ute has long been one of the auto industry’s most instantly-recognized status symbols. With room for the family to cruise in comfort, and the ground clearance and traction required for off-road adventure, most used units haven’t seen terrain more serious than a slippery Starbucks parking lot. Best of all, a reputation for sub-par reliability has driven resale values into the dirt—so you’ll find numerous used copies for a fraction of their original values. Keep some money aside for repairs, and have a technician inspect any used model you’re considering for maximum peace of mind. This one’s a great candidate for any extended warranty coverage that may be available, too.
2. Chrysler 300C SRT8
The original-generation Chrysler 300 SRT8 flaunts the traditional and blocky look that defined the re-emerging American luxury sedan, and adds a 6.1 liter SRT-tuned V8 engine, good for 425 tire-liquefying horsepower. Drivers get Brembo brakes and a sports-tuned suspension, combined with comfort and space in spades. These are generally solid buys where reliability is concerned, and you can find many units with reasonable mileage from under $16,000.