If we’re being completely honest with ourselves, all of us wish we were filthy rich and could afford any car, boat, plane, etc. that we desire. Unfortunately, that’s not in the cards for a lot of us. For many of us, we have to show a perceivedidea of wealth, even if we’re not actually wealthy behind closed doors. And much of that perceived wealth can be viewed in public by the cars we drive. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bugattis, Bentleys—these are all cars that cost as much as many houses, and these six-figure supercars just aren’t a viable option for the less than super rich. But there are still models of cars from Audi, Porsche, Dodge, Chevrolet, Nissan, Acura, Lotus, and more, that look completely awesome on the road—and will give off the appearance of its owner being very rich. Those are the cars that this article focuses on. The cars that make us look rich but that were bought for less than an arm and a leg. And they are out there; you just have to shop wisely and smartly—and usually in the “used” and “pre-owned” sections. But believe us when we say that you can find yourself behind the wheel of an absolutely stunning sports car that’s sure to turn heads wherever you go.
The Mazda RX-8 was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in 2001. It was the successor to the popular RX-7, a new, rounder, sleeker version of its predecessor, powered by a Wankel engine. Because of these “issues,” you can get behind the wheel of these sweet-looking sports cars for just around $5,000 if you look and buy smart.