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Top 5 Affordable Cars (That Will Make You Look Rich)

Published on March 27, 2014 by in Blog, CATI

In the automotive world, looks are everything. Try as we might to deny that we care so much about appearances, driving around an old, beat-up car gives a much different impression than a shiny, sleek new car. However, surprisingly enough, you don’t have to go into piles of debt to afford a lavish looking automobile that will make people think you’re flinging around money like nobody’s business. There are a ton of great automobiles out there for nothing but chump change that’ll make you look like a king, even if you’re still in auto mechanic school. Here are five of the best.

Mitsubishi Lancer

The second you hit the road with this gorgeous car, people will be whipping their heads in your direction and may not be able to take their eyes off of you. Not only is the Lancer an exceptional steal of a deal at a measly $14,340 MRSP, but it has the beautiful shine and crazy class of a car almost double its size. People are going to assume you paid more than a few pretty pennies for this slick ride, and who are you to correct them? You’ll be able to head to your dispatcher training courses in style with this great find.

Mazda CX-7

Want a decently priced vehicle that makes the neighbours jealous, but don’t want to compromise on performance doing it? Well then Mazda’s sleek and sporty crossover CX-7 may be just what you’re looking for. With incredible features like Bluetooth connectivity and a gurgling 2.3L engine, it’s no wonder this six-speed automatic automobile fools people into thinking it costs a heck of a lot more than its measly MSRP of $26,745.

Ford Escape

Whether you just want to cruise around town and make people jealous of your giant new ride, or you want to haul gear and help out friends who need to move in style, the Ford Escape is the rich man’s truck on the poor man’s dime. Not only is it still extremely affordable in new models, but it got a huge redesign in 2013, which means that you can find pre-2013 used models for pennies on the dollar.

Nissan 350Z

If you’re the kind of person who wants to be seen driving a sleek, convertible sports car but don’t quite have the bank notes to drop on a Porsche, then why not consider picking up the beauty that is a Nissan 350Z? Moderately priced and outrageously sleek, it’s a great sports car for an even better price. Although if you’re concerned about the cold months, you’ll be happy to know that it also comes in a coupe model.

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Ford Focus

Are you a fiend when it comes to features? Well for its completely reasonable $14,995 price tag, the Ford Focus is loaded with voice control, an amazing interior, a beautiful stylish body and a growling 2L, four-cylinder engine and 5-speed manual transmission. Need an all purpose vehicle that looks like a $25,000 car but only runs you $15,000? Even if you haven’t taken an auto mechanic course, you’d have to admit that you’ve met your dream car.

So there you have it, five great vehicles that will have you looking like a prince but paying like a pauper.

 
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