Let's be honest, not everybody living on this rock hurtling through the infinite expanses of space has the fortitude or wherewithal to daily drive a BMW with 200k miles on the odometer. But you won't find a better 6-speed V8 sedan for less. Find this 2000 BMW 540i 6-speed offered for $4,000 in Dallas, TX via craiglist. Tip from FuelTruck.
Sure, it has 200k miles on the odometer, and will probably cost some money each year in maintenance, but this thing offers a serious amount of bang for the buck, a huge scoop for the spondulix, a cornucopia for your chedda...you get the picture...or do you?
Are you still skeptical? Do you think that the 290 horsepower V8 (with 324 ft-lbs of torque) isn't going to be a thrill a minute compared to some pile of junk 4-banger that comes in other cars at this sub $5k price range? What about the 6-speed manual gearbox -- in fact, I can't think of another 6-speed car you can get in the sub $5k range. If you think this car is going to be a maintenance money pit, then you go ahead and drive a used Honda CRV with all of the other sheeple, and stay outta my fast lane.
See a better way to drive like a boss on intern's money? firstname.lastname@example.org