When I graduated college I wanted to make a statement to the world. I had a pretty decent job, but school loans stopped me from purchasing my dream car a brand new Mercedes SLK. I was given a gift of $10,000 to purchase a vehicle. I had two options at the time: Use the money for a down payment to purchase a new vehicle or use the money to purchase a used vehicle. I decided to go with option 2. Being a young professional straight out of college I opted for a fancy head turning vehicle. Here are some vehicles today you can purchase for under 20k that will be sure to attract attention.
Please keep in mind flashy/head turning vehicles typically come with a pricey insurance rate. If that is a concern run a quote prior to purchasing the vehicle.
94 Acura NSX
Entry level supercar. This vehicle was the Nissan GTR of its time. Furoceious throttle in a power packed V-6. Might take some time finding one under 20k, but for the money this vehicle is perhaps the biggest head turner under 20k.
2006 Audi TT
Zippy, fresh with a touch of luxury. This vehicle offers a convertible option as well. You can find these for well over 20k now.
2005 BMW M3
You hear many of your peers wanting this vehicle for the longest time. Finally this vehicle is within reach for the masses to own. Classic BMW design with a stylish bulk to it. Comes in a coupe or convertible model.
2007 Cadillac CTS
Practical for everyday driving, luxurious, and stylish. This vehicle exemplifies your social status.
2005 Chevrolet Corvette
This vehicle holds a very strong presence on the road. This power packed vehicle can outpace most vehicles under 100k. Finding a 05 for under 20k may take a bit of looking, but will be well worth it.
1985 Ferrari Mondial
Perhaps one of the cheapest Ferrari’s you can find in the market, but it is a Ferrari nevertheless. This classic looking Ferrari will sure turn a lot of heads. Supply for this vehicle is small, but getting one of these under 20k is definitely attainable. I would try searching in major cities for listings of these (ie: New York City, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco).