A lot of people think that your cheap car should be your “winter beater”. But why on earth would you want your unreliable car to be the one you use in the winter? Instead, why not take advantage of the winter months buy scooping up your future summer toy on the cheap.
The market is really softening on these and the prices on this RWD drift machine are of course even better in the winter months. With enough shopping around you can probably comfortably pick one up for under $10,000.
2010 Camaro SS
Finally it looks like these are starting to come down in price, probably thanks to the introduction of the fantastic 2016 Camaro. Prices are only going to drop further, but if you have to have one you can probably get yours for under $20,000
These keep coming down in price, and because everyone knows you’re going nowhere in the snow in one, they’re even cheaper right now. A 350Z can be yours for under $10,000.
The exact same story as the 350Z, except that these had a much higher list price to buy new, making them even more of bargain.
BMW E46 M3
Will it go wrong a lot? Yes. Will it be expensive to fix? Yes. Will you love it? Definitely. A little shopping around could score you one for under $15,000.
Chevrolet Corvette C6
We all forgot about the C6 pretty fast when the C7 Stingray came along, but these are dirt cheap right now. There base C6 models on eBay right now for about $20,000. If you’d settle for a C5, drop about $5,000 off the price.
2005 – 2009 Mustang GT
The market is just so down on these, but they still look great and are amazing platform for upgrades with a seemingly endless aftermarket catalogue.