Sometimes cheap isn’t always a bad thing. And with the prices of used cars going through the roof, finding a fun car for a deal is not easy these days. But there are cars built that aren’t exactly what you’d call popular in the resale world. However, many of these cars were fun to drive and still present a fun driving experience today. There were cars like the Mitsubishi Eclipse designed with top-notch engineering and features that cost a fraction of a high-priced sports car.
Driving helps many drivers relive the nostalgia of their youth, which can be refreshing. Cars are one of the things that bring us back to our golden years and help us relive our greatest memories. We looked back at cheap rides that fuel every driver’s nostalgia. Many of these cars were once popular, but have since fallen into obscurity. The drivers who remember them will instantly be brought back into a better time in their lives. Reminisce on them right here.
1998 Porsche Boxster
The Boxster was the first affordable Porsche sports car ever built and it was a success. The Boxster was marketed toward young professionals who wanted a Porsche but couldn’t afford a 911. The main thing about the Boxster was that it was powered by a stellar 2.5 L 6-cylinder and a short wheelbase. The car had excellent performance for the price and was popular (via KBB).
The Boxster was initially only offered in a convertible body style, but the coupe was added years later. Few cars were as iconic in the late 1990s as the Boxster as it reinvigorated Porsche. The car was affordable and provided cheap thrills with Porsche quality behind it. The resale value for the Boxster is still affordable, and the earliest models are the easiest ones to get ahold of.