New cars are becoming more expensive every year, so it’s no wonder that buyers are increasingly paying attention to the secondary market. It has absolutely everything: for every taste and budget. If you have an amount comparable to the cost of a new Lada Vesta or Grant, then the world of used foreign cars will allow you to purchase a premium and status car – after all, they lose in price much faster than mass models.
Portal ngs42.ru compiled a list of five such cars – luxury, prestige and large. Previously, businessmen and celebrities drove around on them, but today they stand like a new budget foreign car. We look at what inexpensively you can throw dust in the eyes of neighbors downstream.
“Cool car, behu seven”, the same as in the legendary movie “Boomer”, today can be purchased very cheaply. BMW 750Li in the back of an E38 with a V12 engine is sold for an average of only 300,000 rubles.
Such a low price tag is explained not only by the age of the car, but also by the presence on the market of a considerable number of rather “muddy” cars with a criminal past.
For the same reasons, it will be relatively inexpensive to buy a car from the second part of the film – BMW X5 (E53). You can buy such a copy today for 350-450 thousand rubles.
The favorite SUV of Russian officials is losing in price not as rapidly as cars from Bavaria. Even 20-year-old specimens are appreciated.
For example, at a price of up to 1 million rubles. (by the way, the new Vesta Sport costs more than a million) you can become the owner of the Land Cruiser 100, mainly until 2007. Although many believe that this particular generation is the pinnacle of “cruiser construction”, after all, then the SUV went into a more premium segment.
Today, Vladimir Putin supports the domestic manufacturer, driving the Aurus Senat L700, and earlier he preferred armored Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman for many years. Of course, you will have to look for the cars exactly as Putin had, and they will cost very decently.
But more “civilian” versions of this generation in the back of the W221 can be taken at a price of up to 1 million rubles, which is quite comparable to the new Solaris in the maximum configuration. And if you still look, you can find copies with a price tag of less than 600,000 rubles.
The S-Class W221 was produced from 2006 to 2013 and had motors from 272 to 520 hp. (excluding AMG versions). The rapid fall in value in the secondary market is partly due to a large transport tax, for example, in Moscow, for the most powerful versions, you will have to fork out 78 thousand rubles annually.
The famous Hollywood actor has always been partial to the Hummer brand. Its fleet also includes the company’s first model, the H1, which is a civilian version of the HMMWV military off-road vehicle, known from the US military campaign in Iraq.
True, this monstrous car with a unique design and cross-country ability (which is only zero overhangs and a ground clearance of 400 mm) is very expensive, and practically does not fall in price, despite the fact that its production was discontinued back in 2006.
But the H2 model, which is also in the garage of “Iron Arnie”, has a quite acceptable cost of up to 1 million rubles. She, of course, was built not on the basis of a military jeep, but on a completely ordinary GM platform from the Tahoe SUV, but it retained its monumental appearance and even quite bearable cross-country ability. The design of the machine is far from ideal, in particular, it is quite cramped there with its huge dimensions. But people appreciate the Hummer H2 primarily for its spectacular appearance.
Cadillac like Elvis
Of course, you will hardly get a pink Cadillac Fleetwood 1955 at the price of a budget “Korean”, but later convertibles of this brand can be found for reasonable money. Elvis himself did not drive such cars, but he gave such cars to his friends and acquaintances (and once even to an ordinary cashier from a store).
Real american two-door convertible 5.7 m long from the “golden” era of Detroit has, as it should be, a V8 with an incredible volume of 8.2 liters. The good thing is that the car has a relatively small power for such an engine – only 218 hp, so the transport tax will not be very high.