Sec­ond-hand ve­hi­cles

There’s some­thing al­lur­ing about a roar­ing V8, but buy­ing a burly V8-pow­ered SUV on the sec­ond-hand mar­ket isn’t always the best idea. Here are six pow­er­ful V8 ve­hi­cles that are pretty solid op­tions.

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Buy­ing a used V8

There’s noth­ing quite like a V8. It doesn’t mat­ter what ve­hi­cle you drive, if it’s got a V8, peo­ple will be im­pressed. The mere pres­ence of a V8 sug­gests per­for­mance and raw power. But a V8 is rarely a good sec­ond-hand buy. These ve­hi­cles tend to be com­plex, so once they’re a few years old, re­li­a­bil­ity can be­come an is­sue. Also, many buy­ers aren’t pre­pared for the monthly fuel bill or ex­pen­sive ser­vice costs that come with own­ing a per­for­mance ve­hi­cle. These are an in­evitable by-prod­uct of driv­ing a V8. If you want some­thing that is eco­nom­i­cal and cheap to keep on the road, a V8 is not for you. On the other hand, if you’re dead set on own­ing a V8, here are six (some­what) sen­si­ble op­tions.

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