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.
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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.