Frugal Friday, “Mutt and Jeff” Edition

Has it really been eight days since Thanksgiving?!


Examples of this car can actually be found for even less money, but those cars have many more miles and/or “extenuating” circumstances, such as being flood-damaged. From AutoTrader a picture of a 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T:


Used 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Parkersburg, WV 26101 - 535512308 - 5


As the name indicates, this car is powered by a 2-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. That motor produces 210 HP/223 LB-FT of torque. New, the car was about $28,000; the seller is asking $9,992 for this example in Red over Black with just 32,315 miles. Examples with more miles were listed between $7,000 and $7,500.

Yes, the car bears a resemblance to the Infiniti G37 line. Yes, Hyundai is not a “sexy” name in automobiles. Still, this is a car with a little kick that has a decent look for less than ten grand. Anyway, this is the first Hyundai on Frugal Friday!

This next car is far removed from the Hyundai segment of the market and just looking at its price without any context, this would not seem like a Frugal Friday pick. A picture is worth a thousand words, or so “they” say:


Used 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Roadster CHARLOTTE, NC 28212 - 534217116 - 1


Also from AutoTrader a picture of a 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Roadster in Tungsten Silver over Bitter Chocolate with fewer than 31,000 miles. This car was about $130,000 new. The seller is asking $51,900. OK, so maybe the car is more than the $40,000 average “transaction price” for a new vehicle in the US. OK, so maybe other luxury cars seem to have depreciated more than 60 percent since 2012. Still, this is a drop-dead gorgeous Aston Martin convertible for far less than a new Chevrolet Suburban. Oh, it’s an Aston with 430 HP.

As always I welcome thoughtful comments about this or any other post or topic. Have a great weekend!





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4 thoughts on “Frugal Friday, “Mutt and Jeff” Edition

  1. Hyundai had a “near death experience” in the U.S. with the terrible cars they sold here in the mid-80s when they first entered the U.S. market. They certainly learned and are a real contender in the market now. • That Aston Martin drop top is just a gorgeous car!


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