Subarus certainly have a reputation: often for street racing! But no, with this particular model of Subaru, we’re looking at something more spacious and maybe with a little less horsepower? The 4-door Subaru Legacy was created to tick off both boxes of providing comfort AND style. We think they did a pretty good job of it! With a punchy 170 HP engine, it’s got the grunt, but also has the tech which makes it super driveable even in 2019! Its intelligent all-wheel-drive system allows for a smooth transition from city driving to off-roading.
Fun fact: did you know that from their initial release price of $27,000, you can pick up one of these babies for less than half of that? Yep! These days, if you do your research and spend a couple of hours browsing the second-hand market, you can easily find one for around $10,000!
Swedish manufacturer Volvo has a reputation – look, it’s not bad, but there is a certain stigma about being a Volvo driver! Due to this, Volvo luxury sedans are often left out in the cold within the American car market. Sometimes your product just doesn’t resonate 100% with the consumer! Whilst their SUVs do well in the States, their Sedan cousins just seem to miss the mark.
Due to this lack of interest, this has caused a depreciation in value – at an alarmingly fast rate! For example, a 2010 S80 Volvo, which upon its release went for a cool $45,000, can now be found at a second-hand dealer or online for as little as $11,000. For a luxury European sedan, that really is quite the bargain! If you’re looking for some authentic European engineering and some nice features for a good price, look no further than the S80!
The quintessential car for the English vehicle enthusiast, nothing is more iconic in British racing circles than the Mini Cooper. Sure, Mini Cooper was reinvented in 2001 under new owners BMW, but many hatchbacks and crossovers are still built in the company’s plant in Oxford, United Kingdom. With some going for as much as $45,000 brand new, there’s certainly something in waiting a few years and grabbing one second hand.
Roll up in a 300C, for a lot less! The epitome of wannabe gangster (or gangster, we don’t want any trouble!), the Chrysler 300C was a testament to days gone by. The car which reminds us of every gangster film ever is a solid, brawny looking car, but it certainly looks very smooth on the road. With the option of a V6 or a gutsier V8 engine, its sleek interior is a great contrast to its full presence on the road.
Rather than paying the driveaway price, you can pick up a 2009 or even a 2010 model for as little as $20,000! If you don’t mind the size and the attention the 300C brings, then this could be a sweet ride for you. Ditch the crowds and the family sedans and get yourself a 300C to drive around town like a king. Yes, sir.
There are cars that hold value reasonably well, and then there are cars with a value that seems to dissipate into thin air. Example A: the Nissan Maxima. There wasn’t really any real reason for it to lose value quite as quickly as it has, but hey, it does mean a good thing for consumers – a relatively new car, for a lot less than its RRP! Whether it was lack of demand, or people just weren’t too enthused by the shape of this particular model, we’re not totally sure why it flunked.
Coming with a 300 horsepower V6 engine, some fun tech and a 3-year warranty, it’s actually a pretty impressive car. When it was released, the Maxima set you back around $32,000 US, but nowadays you can pick one up for just over $20,000. We’re right on the cusp of warranty, but essentially, you’re saving $10,000 on a car that still has its driveaway warranty included!