I figured I would spruce up my wife’s blog by adding fast, economical cars on it because it’s MANLY. Have you or someone you know, talks about, blogs about, or researches anything and everything there is to know about cars? My wife does!
I am going to be honest though, I have not researched enough about the different types of engines or where you can locate the carburetor or the different parts of the motor and explain how they work. I have Google for that. I do however, research the current prices (locally) for the year, the miles, the make, and the model.
There are so many things I consider such as the horsepower, front wheel drive vs all wheel drive, outside appearance, gas mileage, miles, and of course the price. Now, I don’t make a million dollars, otherwise I would have an a blacked out Mercedes G Class that I would be driving around in or a blacked out, slightly lifted, Ford F-150 King Ranch.
Although it’s not my reality to own either one of those fantastic looking beasts right now, I will work towards it and someday, should it work out, then great. But here are some affordable mid-sized sedans that I feel are some killer deals.
*important: these are local deals to Utah and vary from state to state and are of my own opinion.
# 3: 2015 Toyota Camry XSE V6
The reason I fancy the 2015 Toyota Camry XSE V6 is because of the humble design of the car that packs a few sporty features with some power. Or at least it is better than my current 200 horses that I drive around in. I have read reviews and watched videos on this particular model and quite frankly, it is a nice looking car with some decent power, cool rims, dual exhaust, and sporty seats. Yet, it isn’t insane and can easily fly under the radar of any snarky assumption that you have to be rich to have a car like this. I have found that this car is selling with low miles (0-40,000 in my opinion) from around $17,000 on average (give or take). Might be a little more than I could spend right now but it’s a Toyota so it’ll last.
# 2: 2015 Kia Optima SX Turbo
Now, this car is sporty looking! It catches your attention and you think, that is meant to be quick. At least I do anyways! In terms of looks, I think it may beat out the other options I have thrown into this since the other cars are more conservative but make up the difference with power and a few clever additions. However, looking at the Kia Optima, there’s no wonder why everyone likes this car! I like this car because it is sporty and has some quickness to it that would make you believe that it is a strong competitor to the 2 other options I have mentioned. I have found this sporty sedan available for a rough average of about $18,000. I know it varies all over but at least in Utah it tends to be a little more sought after, thus making it a tad more expensive. You can occasionally surprise yourself and find some with decent mileage for a better price.
# 1: 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T
Hyundai has come a long way. I have been impressed with their improved design and features and especially with their warranties. This car has similar pep and power as the other two cars but it also is much cheaper (at least in Utah) for better mileage. Now, from the looks on the outside, it doesn’t look all that sporty. It feels classier than it does sporty. However, they have added some features similar to that of the Camry to make it stick out a little more such as the quad exhaust, the sportier leather seats, the sleeker rims, and a slight spoiler in back. Overall, I think that the price tag on this one is the better deal right now. I have found roughly that it can be anywhere between 0-40,000 miles around $15,700. That’s pretty substantial compared to the others.
Although I have “numbered” these off like this, doesn’t mean I would take the Sonata over all 3 of them. It is most likely the most affordable for the horsepower it contains, while including some sporty features, but if I had the extra dough laying around I would get the V6 Toyota Camry. To me it has the most added features in terms of “sportiness” even though the overall design of the vehicle remained practically the same. The V6 stands out to me as the real winner here, but the price sorely does not.
Much to my wife’s amusement, I could talk about cars like this all… day… long. I may not know everything about the cars, but enough to compare the important horsepower and overall design.