Every so often I’ll hear someone ask, “Why can’t I get a cheap car with exotic styling?” To that, I always answer with my own question, “Have you looked at cars, ever?!”

You love the striking looks of the F12 but don’t have $320,000 and a letter of recommendation from three Ferrari accredited institutions. Well if you distilled the F12 down by $264,000 (or a rental spec 458) the equivalent would be a Corvette Stingray at $56,000.

You still get heritage, performance, and brand recognition all adjusted to an 82.5% discount. This is the best value in the industry when it comes to the intangibles.

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Maybe you like your baby beluga sport-limos with a little more glorified fork in the recipe. Something that isn’t the first, second, or third choice but wins you over when you experience it in person. A sedan that you won’t see at every stoplight. Well you can get into that 404hp, TT-V6 Maserati Quattroporte S for just $99,900. What do you mean that doesn’t sound like a great deal?

Well then, here’s that same design after a 67% discount. Of course we have to make concessions to the size, drive wheels, proportions, materials, appeal, service, parts...but for $32,990 you could have a 293hp, V6 Kia Cadenza with some of the design cues and features. That’s a 27.5% loss in engine performance, but you still get a 154mph top speed compared to the Maser4D S end cap around 177mph.

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But of course there is one vehicle whose design transcends all segments and has become the template for all modern vehicles of its body variation.

You guessed it, the culmination of automotive design perfection so affectionately known as...the Honda Accord Coupe. A downmarket design that has become so premium that even luxury and sports coupes wish they had it.

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I see that protractor, Ford! Get away from my Honda! Heck, even SUVs are trying to obtain that perfectly proportioned profile.

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And to think, you can get the Accord Coupe for only $23,875. Best part about the Accord, pure unadulterated sex in car form. You buy something else because you won’t admit you’re a nymphomaniac. Just get the Accord, instead of living that jabroni lifestyle in a *shudder* C63.