Here at Jalopnik, we like opulent cars, but we hate to pay for them. Here’s ten used cars that can be had for next to nothing and that will make you look like you are running a Ponzi scheme.
10 - 1984 Mercedes-Benz 190e
The ultimate ego-booster. The Silver Star on the hood will inspire respect. Nobody would ever suspect you paid $900.
9 - 1985 Jaguar XJ6
Aristocracy on a budget.
8 - Mercedes C230 Kompressor
The “Kompresssor” badge is a great reminder that you are not fucking around.
7 - 2005 Kia Amanti
Nobody knows what it is, especially after a clever debadging. You can easily trick a non-car person into believing this is the latest Jaaaaag.
6 -2005 Chrysler 300
Another example of a design that punch above its weight.
5 - 2003 Volvo XC90
Looks exactly like the 2014 model, high miles 5 banger version can be had for a few hundreds.
4 - 2003 Jaguar X-type
Looks like a Jaaag, drives like a Ford Fusion, but only the driver know.
3 -1980 Porsche 924
The Porsche 924 is by far the cheapest Porsche money can buy, but even this ugly example will turn heads thanks to the power of the Porsche brand.
2 -1985 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
Be the (budget) King
1- 1999 Caddy Escalade
The Escalade is now the division’s most luxurious and expensive vehicle, it is Cadillac’s Fagship. Buit it wasn’t always the case, but nobody knows.