Nice Cars For Cheap
When you’re looking to find nice cars for cheap there usually tends to be some kind of trade off.
The first reason that a nice car would be cheap is that it currently has some kind of expensive maintenance required. This may or may not be a deal breaker for you depending on what level of experience you have or what amount of money you’re willing to invest into repairing it.
The main types of maintenance a nice car will require are:
The severity of the mechanical issues can vary dramatically. This could mean that the nice car that you can get for cheap could be non-running and require maintenance before you can even drive it.
Or the second possiblitiy is that the car runs, but it does not have all of the neccisary saftey and handling components fitted. It is definitely not recommended to buy a car like this unless you plan to fix these parts.
The third possibility is that the car you’re buying for cheap currently runs fine and is safe, but is expected to need maintenance done soon on a major part. This is a very common issue on cars like Priuses where the battery is expected to fail after a certain amount of miles and then require a replacement battery that costs more than the car is worth.
Another reason why nice cars may be for sale for cheap could be that the car is a luxury or exotic vehicle which is known for having high maintanence expenses whenever if needs any kind of service or repairs.
This is very common for nice cars including:
Range Rovers, Mercedes, BMW, Bentely
For example, if any major or even minor part breaks in a range rover from the early 2000’s, it will likely cost more than the vehicle is worth to fix. This would make it hard for a potential buyer to justify paying a premium price on one of these vehicles that is out of warranty. This is also why Range Rovers are a very common sight on used car dealer lots.
For under $5000, you are going to be limited to early 2000’s mid range sports/luxury vehicles or some high end luxury/sports cars from the 80’s or 90’s.
The most common luxury cars from the early 2000’s for under $5000 would be:
Mercedes C or E Class
The most common Sports cars from the early 2000’s for under $5000 would be:
The most common Luxury Cars from the 80’s or 90’s for under $5000 would be:
Mercedes S Class
BMW 7 Series
The most common Sports Cars from the 80’s or 90’s for under $5000 would be:
BMW E30 325es
New Nice Cars in 2017 and 2018
The best New Nice Cars for under $30k in 2017 and 2018 are:
2017 / 2018 Subaru WRX
This is the sportiest 4 door car that you can buy for under $30,000. It has all wheel drive and almost 300 horsepower. It is powered by a 2 Liter 4 Cylinder Boxer Engine and also can reach up to 30 mpg on the highway. A unique thing about this sports car is that it is still offered in a manual option. This is becoming very uncommon for new cars. It gives the car a more sporty feel and a more connected driving experience.
2017 / 2018 Subaru BRZ
This is powered by the same 2 Liter 4 Cylinder Boxer Engine as the WRX, but it is not turbocharged. This means that that it develops around 200 horespower. Some people consider this too little, but it is a fairly light car so that makes up for some of it. Also it has been praised for a very direct steering experience as well as offering a manual gearbox which is becoming very uncommon.
2017 / 2018 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
The Genesis is a very powered by a 2L turbo or 3.8L NA engine, which makes is very powerful for its size at around 300hp.
2017 / 2018 370z
The 370z has a 3.7 L NA engine with around 300hp which makes it very powerful for its weight. It has had complaints about feeling to big and bulky, but for under 30k its not a bad option.
2017 / 2018 Mazda Mx-5 Miata
The new MX-5 is a very good option if you want a convertible sports car for under 30k. It has a 4 cyliner with around 200hp which is enough to have fun as it is a very light car.
Nice Cars For Sale/ Where to Buy
As you probably know, there are many options for finding cars for sale, so it can very difficult to choose where to buy one. The first step in the process of finding a cheap car for sale is to look online. Even the smallest dealers now have their inventories online. They have to do this in order to stay competitive in the market.
Where online to look
– big directories – I will ussually look through all of the big directories first to see what the average price for for new/used nice cars from dealers are. These are the main big directories to check.
– google search for specific make or model for sale
– returns big directories + local dealers
– autotempest etc
– google maps car dealers and go direct to their site
– online auctions – gov auctions, public auctions
Types of Dealers
– Used Car Dealers – Carmax – High Quality Nice Cars and Offers Warranty
Local Used Car Dealers – Avoid if Possible, ussually over charge or are deceptive. Buy on Craigslist or Carmax instead.
– Brand Name Dealerships – Show near end of Calendar Year to get best deal.
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