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Smart Car Shopping: Big Deals on Five High-Performance Cars

Shopping for a new car? The old, reliable laws of supply and demand could do you a big favor, even if you're looking for a high-performance car--if you plan right. 

It's good to be the only one who wants something.  And in the current economy, few people seem to want high-performance cars. Yes, we've heard that the recession is over.  But it doesn't feel like it, especially if you're a car dealer trying to unload an expensive vehicle with a reputation for tire-chirping starts and aggressive cornering. 

That's why, in the current market, we're seeing surprising discounts on some sports cars, and high-powered versions of more pedestrian rides.

If you've ever been in the market for more than 400 horsepower, or a for car that corners like the one in your imagination, this might be the time to move--before Americans feel safe spending money again.

2010 Chrysler 300C SRT8

2010 Chrysler 300C SRT8

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Chrysler 300 SRT8 -- 0% APR financing for up to 60 months, or $3,000 cash back

It might not be considered a muscle car today, with coupes like the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger taking that title.  But once upon a time, a muscle car was a simple idea -- take an ordinary car and put an absurd engine in it.  The Chrysler 300 SRT8 might be the truest modern version of that concept.  A 425-horsepower 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 puts power to the rear wheels of Chrysler's full-size sedan, and while the look has been around too long, you have to admit, it has presence no Chevy Impala can match.

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