There’s just something about seeing those four rings on the road, no? Audi is a brand which is usually reserved for the upper echelon of society – synonymous with class and luxury. The A8, which is described on Audi’s website as “the embodiment of our forward-thinking approach,” the A8 represents the “future of the luxury class.” Pretty big statement. But tbh, it certainly lives up to this statement! Well-known around the globe for its quality and ultra-luxe features, it’s also pretty speedy for its size.
The Quattro version is known for its performance with its massive 372 HP engine, all nicely enclosed under a stylist bonnet. When the A8 first came out, it wasn’t cheap by any means – $80,000 for a base model. But over time, as is the deal with luxury vehicles, it has depreciated significantly, meaning you, the savvy consumer, can grab a bargain. When we say bargain, it’s certainly not a $10,000 job, but it IS half price or less, depending where you look! Put aside some time to research and we’re sure you’ll find yourself an A8 for a great price.
Ah Volkswagen. You can’t go anywhere without seeing a Golf zooming around the streets. But we’re here to talk about the VW Passat. Since the emissions test scandal that had people talking about the brand in a not-so-nice way, VW has tried desperately to come back! However on top of the models being recalled, the negative press about Volkswagen in fact caused prices to drop – demand was lower, and there was oversupply.
So the VW Passat, which was a decent mid-sized family sedan, which initially retailed at some $25,000 in 2014, can now be picked up for no more than $12,000-$13,000! Of course, the second hand market is open to some really hot deals, so make sure to keep an eye out – you should be able to pick up a bargain for a car that’s in great condition! Family-mover problem: solved!
So sad. One of the boldest cars on the road. The Hummer was in fact, discontinued almost 10 years ago! But the day after, the brand was sold to an anonymous buyer. Some trivia for you. Anywho, this guzzling SUV (tank more like) will definitely attract a lot of attention – so if that sounds like you, listen up!
When the H2 version was released, they were running out of showrooms (or driving rather) at $60,000. But lo and behold the power of depreciation, which has brought these massive machines down a heck of a lot – to just $20,000! Sure, the fuel cost to run these babies would be up there but…to be honest, just for the novelty of owning a Hummer we’d take a gamble and go for it.
So the 2018 model of the Toyota Yaris got a few slight upgrades, and hence bumped the price up. Fortunately, however, this means that you can snap up a great deal on the 2017 model. For just over $16,000 US, or over $17,000 if you’re from the Republic of Ryan Reynolds, you can get your hands on a new model!
As Toyota’s entry-level model, we expect you can even get cheaper on the second-hand market, but hey, nothing really beats that fresh car smell does it? Going off reviews, and the fact that one of our writers has a new Yaris, it seems that from aesthetics to fuel economy it’s a great all-rounder. Not bad at all.
We’re not sure what Hyundai was going for when they came out with the Genesis Coupe, and apparently, the public didn’t either – hence why it makes our list for cheap cars! It was a hybrid model, trying to capture a wide market as opposed to just going for a niche – it was sporty but also “for the family” however missed the mark. The car just didn’t really hit the sales targets – well, get anywhere near the margins they were hoping for.
At the time too, the Genesis had two tough competitors: the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Charger. Because it didn’t wow the public nor critics for that matter, its prices took a dive – great news for those looking for a “sporty sedan” – you can pick one up for $8,000 to $9,000, a far cry from the original price tag which almost hit $30,000!