Illustration for article titled Here Are Seven Used Cars That Make You Look Rich

There’s no shame in faking it ‘til you’re making it, and what better way to fake it than by driving a genuinely nice and enjoyable ride. This is good for self confidence, impressing a date, impressing your friends, impressing your parents, and possibly most importantly, impressing your colleagues and superiors.

So what’s the secret to a car that makes you seem wealthier than you are? It’s depreciation, my friend—any car from relatively recent years that was once actually worth a lot of real money that can now be easily acquired for vastly less. Not everybody has to know you scored a deal.

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Here’s Car Throttle’s ideas for seven optimal options for your image-improvement campaign:

Their list includes pretty much any old Jag, specifically the XJ, P38 Range Rover, E38 BMW 7 Series (my personal favorite pick), the C5 Corvette Z06, Mercedes S-Class W140, E46 BMW 3 Series (a car I bought when I got promoted to assistant manager at my fast food gig in high school and, admittedly, wanted to show off the fact that I had an miserable annual salary and not an hourly rate), the first generation Audi S8, and the least-loved Rolls Royce, the Silver Shadow, which looks incredible. You are crazy if you do not love the Silver Shadow.

A chat around the office brought up some older AMG models, a nice, big well-optioned truck, or maybe an Infiniti if you’re looking for something less-exciting. Are there any other great deals that will class you up that this list left out?

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