17. Jaguar XJ40
You probably never thought you could own a proper Jaguar sedan for $3,000. But, if you search your local classified ads for a late ’80s Jaguar XJ40, you will find some great deals. Of course, you’ll still have to make a few compromises since for this price, you can’t expect a car in perfect condition.
However, you will be able to buy a decent, cool-looking Jaguar with a straight-six engine, automatic transmission, and leather interior. And if somebody sees you rolling in this Jag, they could think that you’re old money.