THE MARKET BEGINS AS LOW AS $40K, BUT PRICES QUICKLY SNOWBALL AS YOU WALK UP THE RANGE
03 OTHER OPTIONS YOU MAY CONSIDER
1. THE OBVIOUS:
BMW E46 M3
BMW’s E46 M3 is another paragon of early-00s driver’s cars, and also boasts a raspy atmo six cylinder and lauded dynamics. The market ranges from $35K to $100K, and the M3 may be more everyday useable than the 911.
2. THE UNEXPECTED:
Honda’s NSX cost almost $70K more than the facelifted Carrera back in 2002. Even today you’re talking between $100K-$200K, so they’re more of a Turbo/GT alternative than a simple Carrera. Just as exotic though.
3. THE ODDBALL:
If it’s exotic you really want, how about the Pininfarina-penned 308 GTB? Don’t expect the 911’s driving experience from this mid-70s Ferrari, but bonus points if you can score one of the 808 ‘vetroresina’ fibreglass-bodied cars.