Author Archives: Ben Stewart

The $200,000+ Option On The Koenigsegg Agera RS1

By   December 12, 2018

Koenigsegg Agera RS1

Koenigsegg Agera RS1

The Koenigsegg Agera RS1 is an extremely rare car. When new the RS1 cost about $2 million. This means that the supercar makes a Ferrari 488 GTB look as common as a Toyota Prius.

For all of this money you get to be one of a handful of people in a given country with a Koenigsegg. The performance vehicle uses extensive carbon fiber and top notch material.

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BMW Z3 The Affordable Bond Car

By   December 5, 2018

BMW Z3

BMW Z3

James Bond is known to drive some great, normally British, vehicles. However, in the mid-90’s Bond for the first time drove a non-British vehicle as his primary spy car, the German BMW Z3.

Not only was the Z3 not made in England, but it wasn’t incredibly fast. The model used for GoldenEye used an in-line four-cylinder engine producing just 138 horsepower. This resulted in a 0-60 mph time of 8.1 seconds. That won’t get you away from too many villains trying to kill you.

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Porsche 911 Carrera Or Maserati GranTurismo – What To Buy

By   October 16, 2018

Porsche 911 Carrera Or Maserati GranTurismo

Porsche 911 Carrera Or Maserati GranTurismo

If you are like me you often find yourself looking at the going rate of used sorts cars. Thanks to depreciation, someone that makes a decent, but not huge, income can drive a car that when new would be well out of reach.

Recently, I’ve been looking at getting a 997 generation Porsche 911 Carrera. The going rate for a well maintained car in the 2008 model year is in the $25,000 – $35,000 range. This is for a car with between 60,000 and 90,000 miles on it (obviously, you pay less for higher mileage examples).

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Jay Leno Drives A 300 Horsepower 1977 Lotus Esprit

By   September 4, 2018

Lotus Esprit

Lotus Esprit

Certain years of the Lotus Esprit provide supercar ownership for a very affordable price. For as low as $13,000 you can find a decent Esprit from the late 70’s and early 80’s. The later V8 cars tend to command premium over their earlier four cylinder counterparts, but with a budget between $15,000 and $20,000 you can easily find a very good example of an earlier Esprit.

The Lotus provides a spirited driving experience and a classic wedge shape, popular in supercars of the 70’s and 80’s. The reliability can be an issue, but there are things that can be done to improve that.

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The Saturn Sky Red Line Provides Plenty Of Rear Wheel Drive Fun For About $15,000

By   August 30, 2018

Saturn Sky Red Line

Saturn Sky Red Line

The Saturn Sky Red Line is a car that came and went largely unnoticed. The American sports car provides and open-aired driving experience in a good looking package.

Styling of the Sky stands out and its sharp lines give it a handsome look. For folks that purchase the Saturn performance car you won’t usually find another Saturn Sky in the same parking lot.

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