Show Us Your Best Local 'Bad Idea' Car

Photo credit Car Gurus
Photo credit Car Gurus

Searching for wildly depreciated used luxury cars on the internet is a fun way to spend the hours between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. At that time, no one can hear you mumbling about Mercedes G-Wagens under your breath and questioning out loud to no one in particular if the entire electronics system is available for cheap on eBay.


We’ve all thought about buying a car off the internet that would drain the bank accounts of not only us but everyone we know. I found this 2004 Bentley Continental GT Turbo for sale on CarGurus for around the price of a well-optioned Nissan Maxima. They want $34,577 for it.

This Bentley is tempting with its turbocharged W12 engine but it’s also had three previous owners, somehow. Going to prison would be a better use of my personal finances than buying this British two-door luxury coupe. I don’t care; I still want it.


What automotive bad ideas are lurking around your area? Show us all the poor ways you can spend money in the comments.

Lance Tedford spends his energies working on his 1985 Chrysler LeBaron. He is extremely tall and can never die.

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I have a local Alfa dealer. Turns out they sell Alfas there.