The key options to buy are carbon fiber trim, 6 speed manual if possible but R-Tronic is ok assuming you get a tune like we did, and trust us when we say that it improves the performance tremendously. We also recommend getting the extended leather option, which makes the interior feel rich and luxurious unlike the fabric that comes standard.
Pricing can be had for under $70K in most cases with roughly 30K miles on the clock and while you will see many examples of the car in the $90K range, simply use our negotiation techniques to negotiate down to the high $60K range with the right dealers.
The car comes with peace of mind with cheap repairs due to affordable parts and is as reliable as a Ford Mustang. The V8 Vantage offers great handling, amazing design and fair performance for under $60,000 and best part of it all, the market has hit rock bottom and therefore doesn’t depreciate based on year.
Still to date a striking car for a striking price and guaranteed to be a better experience than the Porsche 911 despite not having the same level of performance. If performance isn’t as important to you as a great design with an amazing balance of performance and 9/10 fun factor, then the V8 Vantage might be your dream car.
Make sure to opt for the 6 speed manual for best value and as well as enhanced fun factor. The 911 Turbo is very fast and performance driven with the ability to be daily driven. While its design or badge isn’t as impressive as an Aston Martin, the 911 is an iconic car especially in the turbo trim and demand is high based on seasons.
Make sure that the car has navigation, Sport Chrono and power seats, all options which hold great value during your resale. We also recommend looking at the newer 2011 911 4S if performance isn’t as important as technology or an automatic transmission is needed.
How about 70% off the price of a new one with limited miles under 20K and the remainder of the factory warranty in most cases? The range of cars on the market is vast and can vary from the $40k to the $80k. Usually the best bets are the S series between 2011 and 2012 with vast options. Keep in mind that everything Maserati does is a la carte so make sure to pick a car that has vast options as it won’t cost you much more and will make the experience and resale a very good one.
Our latest project car which hasn’t been revealed yet is a 2011 Quattroporte S very hard loaded in a very desirable color combo with only 20K miles and was bought for $56,000 using our negotiation strategy from Exotic Car Secrets on a car that was already well priced at $64K.