It’s no secret that Cadillac has had a hard time selling their non-Escalade offerings. This results in some serious depreciation in the pre-owned market. Which is good news, if you happen to be looking to buy a 420 horsepower used luxury sedan for less than a loaded Malibu.

The current generation Cadillac CTS is arguably one the best sedans GM has ever made. You can get a CTS with a variety of powerplants under the hood. You should probably skip the 2.0-liter four-cylinder, but the 3.6-liter V6 would be plenty of punch for your average driver.

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But you, Jalopnik reader, are not the average driver. You want power. You want dynamism. You would probably love the insane CTS V in your driveway. In case you forgot, the CTS V is a 640 HP four-door rocketship that can top out at 200 mph. But those monsters will set you back at least $65,000 in the used market. Which is still a hell of a bargain, but probably a bit too steep for most folks.

The happy medium between cost and power is the CTS V-Sport (formerly known as the Vsport) which comes packing a twin-turbo V6 cranking out 420 HP and 430 lb-ft of torque. At a time when most of these of these mid-size luxury sedans have tossed handling aside for a more isolated feel, the CTS will not get flustered if you push it into a corner.

The best part? These cars can be found in the pre-owned luxury sedan sweet spot price of around $30,000-$35,000.

The Mercedes E43 AMG is one of the hottest selling luxury sport sedans on the market and it’s not even a “real” AMG. It has a starting price of $72,000 and only 396 HP.

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But for those of you that can push aside some badge snobbery, a lightly used Cadillac CTS V-Sport will give you more performance for less than half the price.