When it comes to the top 10 sports cars of the decade, few writers are reviewing the obvious recession and budget connection. After all, sports cars are about being fancy and flashy for some men and women. Sports cars are a status symbol for some. So what happened when consumers couldn’t get the sports car they wanted in 2000-2010? This article covers the practical and funny side of those consumer choices.
Toyota Taking The Budget Sports Car Plunge
According to AutoBlog.com, the designers at Toyota are taking their sports car line in a budget direction. Gaining inspiration from the top budget sports car choice for the 2000 to 2010 decade, Toyota wants to develop a sports car for less than $10,000 that will appeal to younger drivers. Its nice to know that our out-priced sports car woes for the past 10 years did not go un-noticed!
Champagne Dreams Are Often Canned Beer Realities
For those that can’t afford a sports car or had to give up their beloved, it doesn’t mean that sports cars can’t be a part of your life. Anyone dedicated to the dream of owning a sports car had several approaches in the 2000 to 2010 decade. The list below covers the most practical and funny of those budget sports car solutions.
Top 10 Sports Cars Solutions Of The Decade For Budget Shoppers
1. The Used Sports Car – Japanese sports cars, for example are often bought used. Recession sufferers that looked to find quick cash often sold their cars at highway robbery prices to lucky budget sports car lovers.
2. Sticking With Brands You Know – The more affordable sports cars from 2000 to 2010 were brands that even a non-sports car consumer would be able to name. Good examples are Ford, Honda, and Audi.
3. Painting Non-Sports Cars Sports Car Colors – For those who had to give up their sports cars or accept that they couldn’t afford them, they simply decided to paint their current vehicle a sports car color by ordering it or having it specially blended. Of course, doing this means that you have a wonderful sense of humor.
4. Antique Sports Cars – Instead of purchasing a brand new sports car, slower, but beautiful sports cars were purchased instead.
5. Renting An Exotic Sports Car For The Day – So you can’t afford a sports car? No big deal! You can just rent one. There are several exotic car rental dealerships that popped up in the 2000-2010 decade in the US. Naturally, they cater to the sports car dreamer and potential sports car owner.
6. Just Getting a Convertible Instead – When buyers can’t afford sports cars, they often opted to have a convertible top. Some top choices included the Smart ForTwo Brabus Cabriolet and Mazda MX-5 according to Gayot.com.
7. Financing a Trip to NASCAR Events – Some drivers in 2000-2010 found that the economy only allowed for them to dream. The kids, of course, tend to vote for this idea.
8. Keeping Current With Kelly Blue Book Values – Over and over again, budget sports car shoppers in 2000 to 2010 relied on the oldest trick in the book – the Kelly Blue Book. It helps predict the value of sports cars and lets you know when you favorite one is finally within your price range.
9. Focusing on 300 Horsepower – According to NextCar.com, when deciding on the sole factor to select a car that would pass for a sports car, most potential buyers chose 300 Horsepower as their criteria.
10. Investing in Several Sports Car Calendars – Sadly, for some of us, owning a sports car in 2000-2010 was limited to a desktop calendar of our beloved. Thankfully, there is a new calendar for each car almost every year.