Five of the Cheapest Future Classics Money Can Buy

When talk turns to investing in cars one tends to think of barn find Jaguars or Ferraris polished to within an inch of their life. However, it is perfectly possible to buy a car that has a chance of increasing in value without needing a huge stack of bank notes to start with.

That’s where today’s five contenders come in, each of which we believe is in with a solid chance of earning you a bit of money over the next decade. Continue reading >>>

Ridiculously Cool Vehicles for Under $5,000

1957 fire truck

What car would you buy for under $5,000?

That might seem like a ridiculously low budget for getting a cool car, but start shopping around and you might be surprised at how much car you can get for five grand.

You’ll find all the usual economical commuter cars, some old-but-sleek sports cars, plenty of hard-working pickup trucks, a few worthy classics, and so much more. Look a little deeper, though, and you’ll find vehicles outside the norm.

Like a fire truck.

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Surprisingly Reliable Used Cars

1996 Jaguar XJ6

Buying an inexpensive used car doesn’t mean you are doomed to a life of breakdowns and unexpected trips to the mechanic. Well, it does if you choose the wrong used car, but choose well and you’ll motor on in fuel-powered bliss for many years to come.

But how can you know if you’re getting the kind of car that’ll constantly let you down or not?

It’s simple, really. The people who read this blog will choose well. The people who don’t, well, just be glad it’s not you.

Here are some surprisingly reliable used cars you should consider if you need some cheap wheels.

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Would You Buy an Over-the-Hill Used Car?

used car lot

Maybe a dealership near you has one.

Tucked in a back corner of the lot, behind all the expensive brand new cars, hidden behind the certified used cars, and shadowed by the traditional pre-owned vehicles might sit an ultra-bargain section of the lot. Some vehicles might have rust, some might have the check engine light on, and all have well over 100,000 miles on the clock.

There’s no warranty on these vehicles, they are sold as-is, and the buyer assumes all risk associated with ownership.

Why would a new car dealer risk a good reputation by selling these junk cars?

Because they are huge moneymakers.

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Ten Grand or Less? Buy One of These!

2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4-dr turbo sedan

Have fun, save money, look good.

Isn’t that what we all want in a car? Sure, sometimes people want the boring stuff like practicality, cargo capacity and fuel economy, but that’s no way to live!

If you want to spend your $10K on something that no one looks at and offers as much excitement as a cantaloupe, well, you have plenty of options. Those, though, shall remain nameless.

If you want to spend less on a used car that makes a bold statement and offers some real fun, keep reading.

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