• Cheap Exotic Cars: Realistic Prices and Costs to Be Aware of

    There is really no such thing as really cheap exotic cars (unless you find a wrecked one or one with a salvage title). In fact many exotic automobiles are among the most expensive cars on the road. Many times, a super car costs more than a house and a new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 will cost you about 1.6 million dollars (enough to buy several homes).

    Fortunately, however, there are a few exotic cars out there that won’t cripple your budget too much. In fact, there are some models that won’t set you back much more than a entry level luxury sedan. If you know what to look for, there are deals on high performance exotic cars to be had.

    Buy Used and Save

    One of the easiest ways to find an affordable exotic car is to buy a used one. There are plenty of deals out there on a wide variety of exotic cars. Often times, the owner of an exotic vehicle will choose to sell the car because of high insurance or maintenance costs and will often lose a lot of money in the process. His/her loss can be your gain as it gives you the opportunity to buy a beautiful exotic car at a discount.

    For instance, the Ferrari 308 GTSi is one of the most popular exotic cars ever made and is still a favorite among collectors and enthusiasts. In 1985, the vehicle sold for  $63,000; however, you can now find this popular vehicle for sale under $25,000 on popular auction sites or from private party sellers (many of these cars have less than 50,000 original miles on them as well). Although the vehicle is well over 20 years old, it’s still a Ferrari and people will definitely notice you when you drive it. Also, few exotic vehicles have the allure and sex appeal of a Ferrari 308.

    Another good example of a used exotic car that will save you a lot of money is the 600 horsepower monster: the Dodge Viper. A brand new Viper will set you back about $100,000. However, there are many three and four year old Vipers for sale on the web that you can purchase for around $60,000. If you consider that many of these vehicles have well under 10,000 miles on the odometer, you can see how they can easily be an attractive option for buyers on a budget.

    Best Values for New Exotic Cars

    If you’re looking for an affordable exotic car, and you simply have to have a new one, then your choices will be somewhat limited. But, there are few exotic vehicles that you can have for the price of a luxury midsize SUV or full size pickup truck. In fact, manufacturers some of the less expensive exotic cars are names that may surprise you.

    Take for instance the Lotus Elise; it is a very small exotic sports car that has a 1.8 liter engine that produces only about 190 horsepower. However, it is a Lotus and it looks like it would cost much more than its $47,000 price tag. It’s not very practical because of its size, but it certainly is a head turner.

    Other relatively inexpensive exotics to consider are:

    • Porsche Boxster – Pricing starts at $47,600
    • Porsche Cayman – Starts at $51,400
    • Lotus Exige – MSRP of $65,690
    • Chevrolet Corvette – $57,000 for a well equipped model