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Old August 14th, 2013, 12:21 PM
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Yahoo: 10 used cars you should probably own

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10 used cars you should probably own


We found 10 cars (OK, there are a few trucks) that are decidedly cool, hold their value and aren't likely to depreciate while you enjoy them. Heck, we'd even bet you could make money on most.

As always, there are exceptions. Maintenance costs are the big one and it's hard to pin down which car might do the least damage to your wallet in the long run. A good pre-purchase inspection with a reputable mechanic will go a long way in making sure you buy the right car.

1997 Land Rover Defender 90


Cost: $39,000-$75,000
Why: The 182 hp from the Defender's 3.9-liter V8 sounds underpowered today, but when mated to the tried-and-true all-wheel-drive setup of the Range Rover it proves more than enough to do what the Defender was built to do: go anywhere.

The 1997 model-year Defender 90 was the last to be brought to the U.S. market. The niche appeal of its old-school off-roader aesthetic combined with ever-shrinking numbers of well-maintained cars conspires to keep prices exceptionally high. When you see a Defender in person it's easy to understand why they're so coveted: the square-ish, bulky body mated to big, mud-stomping tires tickles just about all of the basic instincts of off-roaders. Built to get you wherever you need to go in all conditions, the Defender 90's high cost of ownership is outweighed by its cool factor, scarcity and raw capability.
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Old August 14th, 2013, 12:44 PM
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It's pretty cool that the Defender made it into the article. I've driven a few of those cars and I certainly hope that list is not in any particular order. If so, the STI being in the #1 spot is a complete disgrace to any kind of "car guy/gal." A direct comparison to that car is the Lancer Evolution which has been proven to outperform it in nearly every category.

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Old August 14th, 2013, 01:46 PM
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What's Yahoo? Another up and coming startup?
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It's a '95 in the photo, they really should have said '94-'97 Defender 90, but who am I to judge? And $39-$75K ??
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Old August 14th, 2013, 03:25 PM
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It's a '95 in the photo, they really should have said '94-'97 Defender 90, but who am I to judge? And $39-$75K ??
Yeah, I sent it to my gf and she said, "Yeah, but you don't own that one" (she's a smart ass). So I had to explain to her AGAIN ( ) that 1997s have 4.0s, and before that they were 3.9's, so even though they say 1997, all of the other details (including the picture!!) pertain to earlier years.
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It's pretty cool that the Defender made it into the article. I've driven a few of those cars and I certainly hope that list is not in any particular order. If so, the STI being in the #1 spot is a complete disgrace to any kind of "car guy/gal." A direct comparison to that car is the Lancer Evolution which has been proven to outperform it in nearly every category.
I love my STI. I guess I'm not a car guy then? Never driven an EVO though...
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I love my STI. I guess I'm not a car guy then? Never driven an EVO though...
This must be the modern era list, because there's a LOT of old steel missing there! I have a few on the list, and have had several others. I've laso been fortunate enough to have had many other fun and unique cars through the years, and the STI's are about as much fun, dollar for dollar, as any car ever made!! They're phenomenal little machines!! Unlike the Evo's, the little STI's will hold their value incredibly well, and very likely start when you turn the key!
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