There was a time when the 600SL was the headliner in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, and with good reason. This car was a performance beast. The build quality of the 600SL was also far ahead of its time as this car has many tech features that you still see today (via Car Gurus).
The 600SL has remained a seemingly affordable option on the used car market but you can bet that the value of these cars is only going to increase. Classic Mercedes-Benz models are becoming harder to come by and this one has a one-of-a-kind look that very few cars have.
The IS200 has long been a popular car since the early 2000s and its stellar build quality and decent performance were behind that. The IS200 was never going to win any races but that wasn’t the point of the car. Lexus had introduced the model as an entry-level offering to bring more customers into dealerships (via Consumer Reports).
That doesn’t mean that the IS200 is a bad car because with a stick shift it is quite the opposite. As with most Lexus products, the high-quality build and reliability are major selling points. As time goes on and more people want to reminisce about the 2000s, this car will only get more popular.
The Cayenne was a popular model for Porsche from the first day it hit the market. It turned out people did want a Porsche SUV after all. The Cayenne has continued to be a successful model in the lineup but original models are relatively cheap when you consider the performance the car has (via Car & Driver).
As these early 2000s examples start to become collector’s items, you’ll see the price gradually rise. But if you want something fun to drive and has some of the best performance on the road today, you can’t go wrong. The first-generation Cayenne is an under-appreciated example of fine engineering.