Affordable Cool - Seven Cars That Offer a High 'Cool Quotient' at a Good Price
You’re seeking a cool car for your next vehicle, but you’re on a budget. No worries. Plenty of cars out there offer a high “cool quotient,” but are relatively inexpensive, whether new or used.
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Consider this popular little convertible if you are looking for top-down excitement, great looks, an affordable price (new or used) and a true roadster experience that’s a gas to drive.
How about 50 years of affordable cool? That longevity is pretty impressive. And it is not that Ford hasn’t made a few missteps along the way. Remember the Mustang II, in the late 1970s? Yikes! But, through the years, the Mustang, in all of its various trims and versions, has been not just cool, but now truly iconic.
Hyundai made this cool, compact coupe from 1996 through 2008. Its uncommon design and sporty handling help to make this a part of our cool list.
The legacy of Charger provides plenty of cool, and the design of the contemporary Charger certainly pays homage to the muscle car’s original look. But, we’re still not thrilled that Chrysler decided to turn this classic ride into a four-door sedan.
A three-door hatchback, this model lived only a single generation, 2006-2013, and has been mostly forgotten by the motoring public. Yet it’s sleek look and capable performance can still bring affordable coolness to your driveway. Plus, if you look closely, you’ll see just a touch of Volvo’s early 1970s 1800ES sportwagon in its design.
Choose any of the variations on the Cooper theme; they are all cool little rides.
Debuting in 1995, this tiny, curvy sports car is as popular as ever (new or used). The TT’s impressive driving performance helps its appeal, too.
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