The coolest coupes are available in the market for a huge amount of money. Many enthusiasts have a dream of owning one but most of them are out of budget. Even if you go to the used car market you will find cars to be expensive, especially the newer models. If you have a budget of less than $10,000 you will have to look for models that are 15 to 20 years old. You will get some exciting brands like BMW to Mercedes. Coupes are the sportier versions of its sedan model. Supercars and hypercars are out of reach for most enthusiasts these are the alternative options and fun to drive one can get. So, here is the list of 10 affordable coolest coupes you can get in the used car market.
Source : (Hotcars)
- 10. 2001 BMW 330Ci – ($4,500)
- 9. 1994 Lexus SC300 – ($4,500)
- 8. 1997 Cadillac Eldorado Touring – ($6,000)
- 7. 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 – ($6,000)
- 6. 2004 Mazda RX-8 – ($6,500)
- 5. 2010 BMW 128i – ($10,000)
- 4. 2008 Infinity G37 Coupe – ($9,500)
- 3. 2011 Dodge Challenger SE – ($10,000)
- 2. 2008 Audi A5 3.2 Quattro – ($10,000)
- 1. 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG – ($10,000)
10. 2001 BMW 330Ci – ($4,500)
BMW 330Ci has a 3.0-liter straight-six which produces 225 hp of power and 214 lb-ft of torque. it comes with a six-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic. Enthusiasts are going for the six-speed automatic. 330Ci is a more luxury-oriented sport coupe. Steering offers a good feel and feedback which makes It is very fun to drive. It is a well-balanced and reliable machine. You don’t have to worry about mileage too. It goes from 0-60 mph in 6.2 sec and covers a distance of a quarter mile in 14.8 sec.
9. 1994 Lexus SC300 – ($4,500)
Fifth- Generation Lexus SC300 was fitted with a 4.0-liter Toyota 1UZ-FE V8 but the one we are talking about is fitted with a non-turbocharged version of the 3.0-liter 2JZ. Sure, a driver’s delight. It produced 225 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque. it made 5 hp more than the Toyota Supra on which it was based. It is available in both 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual. Get the 5-speed manual version because it highlights the sporting character of the vehicle.
8. 1997 Cadillac Eldorado Touring – ($6,000)
It was in production between 1992-2002 and was based on the same platform as the Buick Riviera. Cadillac Eldorado was a front-wheel drive car. it has a 4.6-liter V8 engine which produces 275 hp of power and 300 lb-ft of torque. It was one of the most luxurious American cars on the market.
7. 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 – ($6,000)
Mercedes-Benz CLK500 is a car for everyone. Mercedes offered it with many trims. It was available with a 1.8-liter inline 4 up to a massive 6.2-liter V8. The one which we are talking about comes with a 5.5-liter V8 which produces 302 hp of power and 339 lb-ft of torque. It has a 5-speed automatic transmission. Later in 2005, it was changed to a 7-speed. It is a very reliable car and can do up to 200,000 miles if you take good care of it.
6. 2004 Mazda RX-8 – ($6,500)
As a successor of the legendary Mazda RX-7, it because chaos among fans as many of them disliked it and many of them loved it. RX-8 was a more practical approach to the sports coupe. It is fitted with a naturally aspirated 1.3-liters twin-rotor Wankel engine which produces 191 hp. RX-8 had many versions. The North-American version had an engine producing 232 hp which was upgraded by some factory tuning and it came with 6-speed manual gearbox.
5. 2010 BMW 128i – ($10,000)
BMW 1 Series is an entry-level series of BMW. 128i is the base model which is fitted with a 3.0-liter naturally aspirated inline-6, producing 228 hp of power and 200 lb-ft of torque. It is a very reliable car and can last up to 200,000 miles if you will take good care of it. It drives fluidly and has great steering that provides sharp handling. BMW 128i was available with a 6-speed manual transmission after BMW launched facelifted version in 2011.
4. 2008 Infinity G37 Coupe – ($9,500)
Infinity G37 Coupe was the more practical and luxurious version of the Nissan 370Z. It was fitted with a 3.7-liter V6 which produces 328 hp of power and 270 lb-ft of power. It had a 7-speed automatic as standard and a 6-speed manual as optional. Infinity G37 Coupe can last 200,000 miles without much maintenance. G37 Coupe is very fuel efficient, durable, and has great tuning capability.
3. 2011 Dodge Challenger SE – ($10,000)
It is one of the most iconic American muscle cars. Dodge Challenger SE was fitted with a 3.5-liter V6 with 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. all the power goes to only the rear wheels. It has a 5-speed automatic gearbox. It can go from 0-60 in 6.4 sec and has a top speed of 170mph. Challenger SE drives well and had comfortable bucket seats. It is one of the coolest coupes from American you can get in the used car market.
2. 2008 Audi A5 3.2 Quattro – ($10,000)
Audi A5 is the Coupe version of the A4 sedan. It had much range of engines to choose from. 3.2 Quattro is the mid-spec engine of the Audi A5. Its 3.2-liter naturally aspirated V6 produced 260 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. Its average repair manual cost is $887 which is higher than average ownership costs. It can last up to 200,00 miles if you take really good care of it. Audi A5 goes from 0-60 mph in 5.8 sec. and covers a distance of a quarter mile in 14.5 sec at a speed of 98 mph.
1. 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG – ($10,000)
It has a 5.4-liter naturally aspirated V8 which produced 362 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. Its engine teams up with a 5-speed automatic. All its power goes to its rear wheels. It is among best coolest coupes in the used car market. Its engine is very reliable and fantastic that holds the power to keep up with modern cars. CLK55 AMG goes from 0-60 mph in 5.2 sec and covers a distance of a quarter mile in 13.4 sec at a speed of 107 mph.
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