The used vehicle market is booming. Prices have increased in general but for some vehicles the evolution of prices should still be on the rise. Here are our top 10 cars to buy urgently before their price increases.
The Audi TT was the subject of much criticism during its launched in 1998. His design very close to the 1995 Audi TT Concept rejuvenated the image of the brand. However, it is necessary to choose the right version of the TT. Indeed, the TT was a success, with 269,598 copies produced until 2006you have to find the version that stands out. Most sought after by collectors will be thereAudi TT Quattro Sportthis sharpened version of the TT gets the 1.8l Turbo engine pushed to 240 horsepower, a manual gearbox, specific rims for a lighter cabin and Recaro Pole Position seats as an option. However this rare version is already expensive, count around €30,000 to offer you this track.
We also recommend the 225 horsepower version of the TT combined with the all-wheel drive and at the mechanical box. This version is stunning with its performance worthy of the Audi S3 (which shares the same mechanics). It takes a budget between 8,000 to 10,000 €collectors with the smallest budget will be able to enjoy this exemplary version.
Finally for the most music lovers, the version equipped with the VR6 3.2 engine of 250 horsepower will delight you. Her particular sound is striking. Very close to the Volkswagen Golf R32, its performance is correct but it is not really faster than the aforementioned 225 horsepower TT. This version is thehe first of the Audi TT to be fitted with the new DSG dual-clutch gearbox. Very fast for its time, it was the only transmission available in France. To afford a TT V6 with a manual gearbox, you have to look at the German classifieds that have been entitled to it. For this version with the noblest mechanics, the average budget is €15,000 for a copy in fair condition.
Finally, be aware that there are still rare models in circulation without a rear wing. The models before 2000 were not equipped with this spoiler which adds 67 kg of aerodynamic support at the rear. A callback had been organized to install it. Those without the spoiler are the closest to the 1995 TT concept. Aficionados of the model will be seduced by an Audi TT without spoiler.
Renault had a hollow nose in 1992 by throwing a minispace. The recipe for Twingo was to apply the ingredients of a minivan in a small city car. The result is therefore a car with habitability surprising and very convenient. Today the Twingo of first generation became iconic of the French car industry and like the Renault 4L in recent years, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Renault Twingo 1 increase in price on the collector’s market in the near future.
We recommend the first version of the Twingo equipped with “cleon-cast iron” engine deemed unbreakable or else special or rare versions like the Kenzo and Initial. He is possible to find what you are looking for from €2,000. The Twingo therefore seems to be a good deal for the moment.
Honda Integra Type R
Honda is known for the reliability of its vehicles but also for its engine skills. The Integra Type R combines its qualities in a coupe with fiery temper. During its design, no concessions were made which makes the Integra Type R (DC2) the fun car par excellence. Its chassis, equipped with front and rear double triangulation, weld seams and even an original strut bar, is very sharp. Its engine sticks perfectly to this chassis, the B18C6 with a displacement of 1.8 liters presents the famous manufacturer’s VTEC system. Its power is 190 horsepower while thethe red zone exceeds 8,000 rpma real racing engine.
To offer you a Honda Integra Type R, you must prepare a budget of at least €15,000 but above all a good patience because the model does not run the streets. In France, we only had the right to the White Championship color and the red Recaro interior, to have other colors, you have to go to other European countries which had the right to black, red and very very rare yellow versions in Switzerland only in 2001 with yellow Recaro interior.
Subaru Impreza GT Turbo
The Subaru Impreza GT Turbo is an icon of rallying. The first generation Impreza to arrive in Europe has impressed by its performance and its unbeatable price. It must be said that with 211 horsepower, permanent 4 wheel drive and only 1250kgit has enough to leave behind a lot of sportswomen of the time.
In addition, she has built a solid reputation in the hands of Colin McRae and allows Subaru to win the constructor’s title in the World Rally Championship 3 times in 1994, 1995 and 1997.
The hardest thing now is to find one in good mechanical and aesthetic condition.. These cars are prone to rust but also some questionable modifications. As with the Honda Integra Type Air, iIt takes €15,000 to afford a Subaru Impreza GT Turbo. For fathers, station wagon versions can be a real smart and offbeat choice.
Porsche Cayenne (955)
Launched in 2003the Porsche Cayenne is a life-saving vehicle for Porsche. It made it possible to straighten out the finances of the manufacturer in difficulty at that time. Today we can consider the Cayenne as the inventor of the sports SUV. These noble engines can appeal to car enthusiasts while flattering finishes remind us that the Cayenne is a true top-of-the-range vehicle.
We recommend the Porsche Cayenne S with its 4.5-liter V8 of 340 horsepower. This noble mechanism with a striking sound offers convincing performance with a 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds and a maximum speed of 242 km/h. However, its consumption is gargantuan, difficult to go below 15L/100 km. We also recommend choosing the Cayenne with the most optional configurations. Indeed, at Porsche the options are already legion at the time.
It is possible to find this version of the Cayenne from €10,000a ridiculous price that can hardly go lower with regard to the services of the vehicle.
We do not recommend V6 engines frankly soft or still Turbo engines if your budget is tight because maintenance is very expensive.
The Citroën C15 is also part of the French automotive landscape. All people living in the countryside have a memory with the utility based on the Citroën Visa. Very reliable and durable, it is not uncommon to still see people driving a C15 on a daily basis. However, it is becoming difficult today to find a clean and well-preserved copy despite the 1,181,471 copies produced. The price of the C15 should soon increase like the 2cv pickup truck or the Acadiane pickup truck.
For the moment, you can find a C15D or a rarer C15E from €1,000. However, beware of rust on the most worn models.
Volkswagen Golf R32
If the Volkswagen Golf VR6 is already on the rise, its descendants Volkswagen Golf 4 and 5 R32 remain stable. Equipped with 6-cylinder VR6 engine with a distinctive soundthey offer a power of 240 or 250 horsepower. More than respectable power for a compact at that time. They were both available with the DSG gearbox or the 6-speed manual gearbox..
Very reliableit is not uncommon to see cars with very high mileage. To get a good deal, we advise you to target cars with reasonable mileage. Whether it’s a Golf 4 R32 or a Golf 5 R32, it’s possible to find what you’re looking for between €15,000 and €20,000.
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is now equipped with a 4-cylinder turbo hybrid but iA few years ago it was a brutal naturally aspirated V8 with a displacement of 6.2 liters which moved the sedan to the star (W204). With a 600 Nm torque and an power between 457 and 517 horsepowerthis sedan is a sensational machine with a soundtrack worthy of a rock’n’roll concert with each acceleration.
It represents the pinnacle of Mercedes-AMG know-how available from €30,000 in sedan, estate or coupe. A still affordable price given the sensations delivered.
The BMW M3 is an icon of sports cars. The E30, E36 and E46 generations are already seeing their ratings soar but the E92 generation remains stable for the time being. And yet she has the assets allowing her to claim a bright future in collectionot. She inaugurates a 420 horsepower naturally aspirated V8 loving high revs. His sharp frame is pleasant to manhandle, only the braking quickly shows its limits.
Currently, it is possible to afford an M3 E92 from 30,000 €. This generation is also available as a convertible (E93) or a sedan (E90). During. of your purchase, we advise you to pay attention to the connecting rod bearings, the sensitive point of the M3 which can be very expensive to replace.
The first-generation Audi S3 is the premium compact sports car that created a new category at the time. It is to her that we now owe the Audi RS 3 or the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S. However at the time the power was more reasonable with 210 horsepower or 225 horsepower and always the famous Quattro system which made the reputation of the ring builder.
It is possible to have fun driving a very versatile Audi S3 from €10,0000. A low price in view of its services.