Friday, December 19, 2008

Driving an Expensive Car on the Cheap

So you want to drive a nice, luxurious or sporty car, but don't want to pay the high prices associated with one? Well, join the club! Most people feel this way. But apparently people don't feel strongly enough about this subject, since the average Joe who wants a Corvette settles for a Cavalier.

Well, there is one way to have your cake at eat it too! Some nice cars can be had slightly used for pennies on the dollar if you know whee to look. For example, take the Cadillac CTS-V. This is their regular flagship CTS, loaded with leather seats standard, and (depending on the model year) the high-performance 400 hp LS2 V8 that's used in the new Corvettes, or the 405 hp LS6 engine from the C5 generation Z06 'Vette.

The only option is a 6 speed transmission, and that's the T-56 - the very transmission used by the Dodge Viper, the Z06, and the SVT Cobra. This powerful transmission delivers earth-shattering performance through the rear tires.

These cars can be had for around $20k to $22k on eBay for a gently used model.

Another great example is the Porsche Boxter. A late-model design may scream baller status, but they also go for around $20k buy-it-now on eBay!

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