Everyone wishes they were rich, even if they don’t want to admit it. It might not be everyone’s main goal, but financial freedom is always sought after. Obviously, not everyone can have enormous wealth. Sometimes, though, just looking rich is enough. What’s the best way to look rich without actually being rich? Owning a classy car, of course.
You might have seen car auctions before and noticed some pretty classic cars being sold for relatively low prices. It might, in turn, have caused you to raise your eyebrows. That’s because looks can be deceiving, and not all super expensive-looking cars are actually that pricey.
Would you be shocked to hear that there are Bentleys, Rolls-Royces, Maseratis, Porsches, and Lotuses on this list? We kind of were when we were doing our research, but there it is. Some of the brands most well known for being exceedingly expensive are sometimes not actually that expensive at all.
Most of the time it takes some digging to find deals. You won’t, for example, be able to just waltz into a used car dealership and find an inexpensive classic Rolls-Royce, and if you do, be careful, it might be missing an engine.
To save you some time, we’ve dug around and have found cars that are not only cheap, but also in great condition and with low mileage.
Take a look at these 20 affordable cars that’ll make you look rich.
20 2007 Nissan 350Z ($8,000)
The Nissan 350Z (or the Nissan Fairlady Z, as it’s called in Japan) is a fast two-seater sports car that was in production from 2002 to 2009 as a coupe, and from 2004 to 2009 as a roadster. It’s the fifth generation of Nissan’s Z-car line. The 2007 350Z had a new engine, its VQ35DE V6 being replaced with a VQ35HR V6 that gave it 306 hp with an SAE certified power benchmark. It redlines at 7500 rpm.
The hood was redesigned with a new bulge to mimic the original 240Z, and in the U.S. new trim levels were narrowed. Bluetooth was also added.
The 350Z is definitely a head-turner, and you can get a 2007 model that looks far younger than its actual age. There are multiple 350Zs on Car Gurus and like-minded sites, with roadsters costing between $8,000 and $10,000 for a 2006 model.