Your car says a lot about you—but wheels that flash cost lots of cash. Or do they?
Buy smart, and you can find some serious baller cars at a serious discount. Here are ten used cars that we think are the bomb… at a price that won’t blow up your bank account.
10. Land Rover Range Rover
Drive through the Hollywood hills, and you’ll see Range Rover after Range Rover after Range Rover. This is the go-anywhere SUV that the “haves” simply have to have. Range Rovers can be troublesome as they age, so you’ll want to keep money set aside for repairs—but their reputation for being trouble-prone has driven prices into the basement.
You’ll find examples selling for one-quarter the cost of a new one, and high-mileage examples going for even less. Case in point: This twelve-year-old one-owner Range Rover HSE, with just under 100,000 miles on it. Asking price is $12,970—a mere 15% of the price of a new Range Rover.
Find more Range Rovers for sale here.
9. Chrysler 300C SRT8
The 300 as we know it made its debut in 2005, with a bold new design that quickly made it the car in which to be seen. Chrysler has restyled the 300 a few times since the first generation, but they have yet to duplicate the hardcore look of the original 2005-2007 cars.
V8-powered 300C models are easy to find under fifteen grand, but if you really want to do things right, go for the SRT8 version, which comes with the 425 hp 6.1 liter HEMI V8. We found this 2006 model being sold by a dealer in Louisiana. The car has a small rock chip in the windshield, but it’s also a two-owner car... [Read More]
Read more about the Top 10 Best Car Interiors You Can Buy in 2016 at AutoGuide.com. Luxury automakers took a majority of the spots on the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors list.
In previous WardsAuto
Best Interiors lists, no more than three luxury brands have been recognized in a single year, but in 2016, a total of six luxury automakers made it onto the list. A total of 47 vehicles were evaluated in this year’s competition with 19 of them coming from premium brands. To be eligible, an interior must be all-new or significantly redesigned before eight WardsAuto
editors put them to the test in February and March to determine the winners.
According to WardsAuto
, each vehicle is scored based on aesthetics and design harmony, as well as materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value and fit and finish. The publication also tested the user-friendliness to see how effectively vehicle information is communicated.
Read more about The 14 Most Revolutionary Cars That Changed the World at AutoGuide.com. One hundred and thirty years is a long time.
That’s the age, more or less, of the automotive industry and naturally, its history is steep. Thousands of makes and models have come and gone over the decades, but only a few have really revolutionized the way auto manufacturers do business.
These are the vehicles that made everyone sit up and take notice. The ones that reshaped the North American automotive landscape.
Narrowing the field down to just one vehicle per decade was not easy. We focused on cars, trucks and SUVs that changed the industry specifically in North America, although that doesn’t mean it had to specifically be a North American vehicle. So, here are the 14 vehicles that changed the world and a few honorable mentions as well.
Read more about the Top 5 Debuts from the 2016 New York Auto Show at AutoGuide.com. The press days of the 2016 New York Auto Show are all wrapped up, and although it was a somewhat quiet show with no real blockbuster debuts, there were a handful of significant reveals here.
The New York event has a tough time because it is the first show after the Geneva Motor Show
, where Bugattis and Lamborghinis come out to play. Geneva is a hard act to follow. But still, here are the Top 5 debuts from this year’s New York Auto Show.
Read more about the Top 7 Most Anticipated 2016 New York Auto Show Debuts at AutoGuide.com. The 2016 New York Auto Show is right around the corner.
The Javits Center will open its doors to the automotive media starting March 23, and we can expect a few surprises from popular automakers. There have already been rumors about possible debuts, while some automakers have sent out teasers of what we can expect to bow in New York.
And why is this a Top 7 instead of a Top 10? Well that’s because there aren’t enough exciting debuts heading to the 2016 New York Auto Show… that we know of.
Read What is a Lemon at AutoGuide.com to learn more about avoiding faulty and unreliable cars.
If you think a car is extraordinarily unreliable, then maybe you have a lemon.
Specifically, a car can be labeled as a lemon if it is proven to be defective, with reoccurring problems that happen in a short period of time.
Lemons can be the result of an anomaly during the manufacturing process, like a worn out tool that couldn’t apply the right torque, or a missed item during quality inspection. One small imperfection can compromise a whole car, it’s like the butterfly effect, but for vehicles.
Although lemons are rare, they do happen, and the problem was big enough that the government got involved by passing legislation to help protect consumers.
“Most states deem a vehicle a lemon when it has been out of service more than three or four times,” explained Steve Lehto, a Lemon Law Attorney based in Michigan. He also points out that a car can be deemed a lemon if its been in service for 25 to 35 days. Lehto is the author of The New Lemon Law Bible, and has plenty of experience helping consumers with lemons.
“As you approach either one of those criteria, it would be a good idea to consult a lawyer to see what your state’s guidelines are. Too many people wait too long, and time is not on your side,” he said.