I’ve been in and out of BMW M5’s and 550i’s and because of my vanity, I couldn’t go with a high performance sleeper. I needed something that shouted “Car Guy!”. If you are more secure than I, give some thought to a BMW 550i with a 400hp twin turbo and an old fashioned 6 speed manual transmission. The Mustang GT will never see you coming. Here’s the CarMax link – if it’s dead the car is being transferred, or on hold/sold.
I passed on a “once in a lifetime” Mercedes S600 V12 at my local CarMax at $30,998, and was agitated when it showed up in Boston a week later at $29,998. Thought I’ll never see a V12 Mercedes at that price again. This morning, a cheaper one pops, with lower miles even! It’s in Miami, and yes, the Carfax shows it backed into another car (common there?) and had some accident damage some time back. But at $23,998, and with another $3,500 you can get 100,000 miles of MaxCare bumper-to-bumper warranty, this thing is a steal. With 510hp, 612 ft-lbs of torque, night vision, every luxury feature including auto cruise control (Distronic Plus), AND the warranty, I can’t imagine there’s another 11 year old car that’s such a bargain. The CarMax link is here – if dead the car is being transferred, on hold, or sold.
CarMax is selling this 11 year old low-mileage truck for tens of thousands less than most I’m finding on the net for that year, mileage, and configuration. There’s a reason why. This big boy looks like it has been repossessed a record (since I’ve been watching) FOUR TIMES in Texas. It’s also been in an accident. Good chance it won that fight. Like all the unicorns I track, I ‘d never own it without the MaxCare bumper-to-bumper warranty. There are two H2 SUT’s with this mileage for the same price, and most upwards of $50-70,000. If I needed a truck this would be an interesting buy – $36k plus another $3,000 for a five year, 100,000 mile warranty, and you have an unusual, headache free truck for under $40k. Just make your damn payments. The link to the ad is here – if dead car is being transferred, on hold or sold.
More than just an appearance package, the 2008 recreation of Lt. Frank Bullitt’s car is fast and raw. I tracked several that CarMax offered last fall and chickened out every time. Most were $17-22,000 and were all low mileage – one with only 4,000 miles. And as always, you can still get a 100,000 mile MaxCare on these 10 years old cars. This one is high-mileage but pretty cheap. And although over 5,000 were made in the more authentic green, the black ones are more rare. Here’s the Motor Trend review from back in the day, and the CarMax link is here. If the link is dead, the car is sold, on hold, or being transferred. By the way, the 50th anniversary 2019 Bullitt will be out soon. Wondering how true to the original it will be?