Back in 2009, the guys at MotorTrend called the Porsche Panamera a big, fast, and comfortable; a genuine four passenger Gran Turismo capable of loafing across continents in giant 130 mph bounds, leaving you relaxed and refreshed at the end of the day at the wheel. But that what you would expect from a $90,000 German Luxury sedan with a 4.8 liter direct injected V8 pushing out 400 horsepower into a 7-speed PDK dual clutch flappy paddle thing. Zero to 60 in 5ish seconds…and all the way to 177 miles-per-hour top speed is impressive until you see the REALLY impressive statistic…$70k in 10 years. Now that’s what I call unintended accelerated depreciation. Find this 2010 Porsche Panamera S offered for $21,980 via CarGurus.com. Tip from Jeff.
The Bentley Continental R released in 1991 was the first machine from Bentley to not share a body with a Rolls Royce since the ’65 Series III Continental and it was comically expensive. The gargantuan 2-door sedan sold for something in the range of $272,000 in 1991, which is $519,500 in today’s money. It has now depreciated over $500k in today’s money, so it has likely cost the various owners $500k in depreciation, $80k in maintenance (wag), and $19k in gasoline (85k miles at 10 mpg, $2.25/gal). That adds up to $7 per mile over the last 30 years. Or, more than 3x the cost of uber ($2/mile) and still MORE than double the cost of NYC taxi ($3.50/mile). Only London (£8/mile) has more expensive cab fees than driving a Bentley Continental R. Find this 1993 Bentley Continental R offered for $19,000 in Heber Springs, AR via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Welcome to another edition of Daily Turismo’s Coffee Brake, where the brakes are smoking hot and the coffee is in a cold drum. Today’s Coffee Brake question comes from DT reader Scirocconuts who writes “Maybe you could do one of those reader questions where the topic is this: find the car with the biggest difference […]
The Ford Mustang S197 was introduced to much fanfare and ballyhoo in late 2004 – and for good reason; this was the first complete re-design of everybody’s favorite pony car since 1978. Sure, there had been a few major revisions to the venerable Fox platform, but 26 years into its lifespan it was a bit […]
The Jaguar F-Type is pretty enough that it may bottom in price at a reasonable level, but for sure the recently announced Jaguar XFRS (not to be confused with Scion FR-S) sedan model will drop to scrap value within a few years after launch and give all manner of cheapskates any opportunity to hoon around […]