#FoundOnAutoTempest

with Tavarish

Welcome to #FoundOnAutoTempest, where Tavarish challenges AutoTempest users to pick the best models in various categories, and then critiques the top 10 picks. Check out the results below and search for your own fine example on AutoTempest!

Top 10 Future Classics For Less Than $25k

December 12th, 2020 - Check out Tavarish's critiques of the Top 10 Future Classics For Less Than $25k found on AutoTempest! Watch the reveal

  • 10

    mi. May 23rd
    The Ford Mustang SVT Cobra is one of the most together automotive packages there are. Sure, the interior quality and engine efficiency didn’t set the world on fire, but as far as a platform to modify, you’d be hard pressed to get anything better.
  • 9

    mi. May 23rd
    While prices haven’t exploded for the Volvo P1800 like they have for other European classics of similar vintage, there are plenty of indicators that suggest that when this candle goes off, it’ll burn for a long, long time.
  • 8

    mi. May 23rd
    This Honda S2000 takes the beaten-to-death formula of peppy engine and small roadster and makes it the reliable platform it was always meant to be.
  • 7

    mi. May 23rd
    This Pontiac G8 GT is the four door Corvette that existed before the words "hell" and "cat" existed in the vocabulary of the average car nut. It’s available with a manual transmission, and sounds better than anything this side of a Maserati.
  • 6

    mi. May 23rd
    The "FD" Mazda RX-7 is the most beautiful Japanese car ever made. The car won't be dated in the next hundred years and it has the last great turbocharged rotary engine made in a production car. Get one now. Don't hesitate.
  • 5

    mi. May 23rd
    While this car developed a bad reputation for reliability and maintenance costs, it's one of the most fun cars you can buy, and the highly optioned manual examples are due to appreciate in the coming years, I'm sure of it.
  • 4

    mi. May 23rd
    This car's mid-mounted turbocharged engine in a lightweight sports car is the formula that was made popular by cars ten times the original price. It punches way above its weight class, and it's due to have people appreciate it for its amazing value and driving experience.
  • 3

    mi. May 23rd
    This Nissan 300ZX Turbo was arguably the best Z car ever made. Sure, you might say that the 350Z was technically more nimble, but it was never quite as desirable as the earlier, over-engineered turbo Z cars - the two seater coupes especially.
  • 2

    mi. May 23rd
    It's a mini Nissan GT-R, with a crazy amount of technological advancement and driving fun. I have one and I'll never let it go. Later models are ultra rare, and worth getting at almost any price.
  • 1

    mi. May 23rd
    It's not that this car was the fastest or best looking or most exclusive, but it did absolutely everything right. Its 2.0 Lancer Evo-inspired turbocharged engine made it a perfect platform for modification, and its looks have transcended its age, making it an absolutely great buy for any collector. These are extremely rare in stock condition, so make sure to buy the best example when it comes up.
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Top 10 Cars You Loved as a Kid For Less Than $15k

December 6th, 2020 - Check out Tavarish's critiques of the Top 10 Cars You Loved as a Kid For Less Than $15k found on AutoTempest! Watch the reveal

  • 10

    mi. May 23rd
    If it was any more American, it would have an apple pie dispenser in the center console. The world's best bargain supercar, for less than the price of a used Hyundai – it doesn't get any better than that.
  • 9

    mi. May 23rd
    Think of a car that symbolizes the 80s better than any other – other than a Lamborghini Countach. Of course, it's the Porsche 944, and fortunately for us, it doesn't (yet) command a $300k price tag that the Countach does – so grab it while you still can.
  • 8

    mi. May 23rd
    This Pontiac Solstice was one of the last-ditch efforts for GM to keep the Pontiac brand alive. It's a futuristic-looking, low-slung roadster that made no sense in Pontiac's repertoire, but I'm glad it's here. I'm double glad that it's so affordable.
  • 7

    mi. May 23rd
    While you can't get the MK4 Supra for this kind of money anymore, you can get an older, more mature example for next to nothing. Still just as easy to modify, and an amazing sleeper. Just remember to check the head gaskets.
  • 6

    mi. May 23rd
    Like the Supra, the newer FD RX-7 is slowly becoming unobtanium, but its older FC variant, with a nearly identical 13B rotary engine, is super affordable, just as fun to drive, and becoming more and more collectible.
  • 5

    mi. May 23rd
    This Pontiac GTO might just be the best performance value on the used car market. It has power comparable to any Corvette, looks to kill, and an exhaust note to wake up anyone in a five mile radius.
  • 4

    mi. May 23rd
    There's one word for this car – legendary. Supercharged V8 with 500 horsepower and features most modern cars don't come with even today. It's a must-have at least once in your life.
  • 3

    mi. May 23rd
    Remember Die Another Day? Remember how the bad guy's car was way cooler than James Bond's? Well, you'll be pleased to know that one of those exact cars, in good condition can be had for next to nothing. The Aston, however, not so much. Ejector seat not included.
  • 2

    mi. May 23rd
    It may not be the most exclusive 911, but an entry-level 911 is still a heck of a lot of car for the money, and being a part of the Porsche owner's club changes you for life.
  • 1

    mi. May 23rd
    Before the Golf R, there was the amazing all wheel drive, six cylinder powered R32, which made all the right noises, looked astonishing, and had limited enough production numbers that a buy today could mean an appreciated value in the future. Nostalgia and modern performance rolled into one awesome car.
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Top 10 Cars That Make You Look Rich

November 28th, 2020 - Check out Tavarish's critiques of the Top 10 Cars That Make You Look Rich found on AutoTempest! Watch the reveal

  • 10

    mi. May 23rd
    Here's a car that went from cool, to untouchable land-barge trash, back to cool again, and a good quality example will make you look like you won the lottery in the 80s and used every bit of it to make good investments.
  • 9

    mi. May 23rd
    While the people's car moniker does fly in the face of its original near-six-figure price tag, the fact that it's a de-tuned, naturally aspirated Bentley for the kind of money you'd pay for something with less than 4 wheels means that the one thing this car has in droves is presence and class. Also oil leaks. And repair bills.
  • 8

    mi. May 23rd
    As cars like this Lincoln Continental are becoming desirable classics, it's harder to find them in good condition, but if you do find one in great shape, you're in for one of the best automotive luxury experiences ever. If you're into floating over the road, this is the car for you.
  • 7

    mi. May 23rd
    Perhaps the most beautiful four door sports car ever made, with a Ferrari-derived engine, ZF automatic gearbox, and looks that scream "ask me about my portfolio." This is the year to get, and it will age beautifully, if you keep up with the maintenance, that is.
  • 6

    mi. May 23rd
    Porsche's first ugly duckling SUV is now looking more like a modern classic, and the fact that it has a turbocharged 4.5L V8, with enough grunt to uproot a house doesn't hurt either. Mall crawler it may be, but it sure is fast and expensive looking.
  • 5

    mi. May 23rd
    Take the regular LS460, add all wheel drive, lengthen it a bit and add a hybrid system, and you have the most luxurious, most technologically advanced car Lexus ever built up to that point. It can park itself, which could prove useful when your car is the length of an aircraft carrier.
  • 4

    mi. May 23rd
    The fanciest of the fancy. Imagine an S-Class that went back to school to get a PhD in smooth. Originally the better part of $300,000, now yours for the price of a used Minivan.
  • 3

    mi. May 23rd
    There is nothing that beats the feeling of driving an old Rolls Royce. Silent, comfortable, and timeless. Just make sure you have some extra mineral oil on hand, just in case.
  • 2

    mi. May 23rd
    It may not be the most reliable car in the world, but depreciation sure has made this autobahn-destroying limousine attractive for the budget buyer. Keep some cash in your account for a rainy day and this should be a solid choice for at least a little while.
  • 1

    mi. May 23rd
    The king of depreciation, exclusivity, and horsepower all in one car. Not only did this come with a $200k price tag when new, but its hand-built, 600-HP V12 is a close relative to the one in the Pagani Huayra. Massaging seats and a 200MPH top speed, while still ordering off the proverbial dollar menu. What could be better?
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Top 10 Cheap Supercars

July 13th, 2020 - Check out Tavarish's critiques of the Top 10 Cheap Supercars found on AutoTempest! Watch the reveal

  • 10

    US $37,900
    62,950 mi. June 5th Las Vegas, NV
    It looks like an Aston, it's faster than an Aston, and it's cheaper to maintain than an Aston..for the price of a Camry. What could be better?
  • 9

    US $31,850
    76,735 mi. May 15th Chantilly, VA
    It's a carbon copy of a car you can buy right now for more than $100,000, for 70 percent off. A no brainer.
  • 8

    US $31,099
    37,350 mi. May 29th Santa Ana, CA
    Who needs practicality when you have more than 8 liters and 500 horsepower at your disposal? I also hear chicks dig leg burns.
  • 7

    US $29,500
    mi. August 15th Long Island City, NY
    It may need a little bit of work, but with this vintage Ferrari, you'll be the savvy connoisseur at your next Cars and Coffee, without having to reverse mortgage your house to do it.
  • 6

    US $28,945
    38,963 mi. June 12th Buffalo Grove, IL
    While Cadillac's answer to the Mercedes SL55 AMG may not have hit the mark initially, this car is now actually worth a bit more than the German, it'll cost less to maintain, and it's quite a bit more rare.
  • 5

    US $25,999
    61,119 mi. March 25th Roswell, GA
    For the price of a beige mid-size family hauler, you can buy a great example of one of the most beautiful cars ever made. And it's a V12. What are you waiting for?
  • 4

    US $23,500
    64,194 mi. March 25th Jacksonville, FL
    While Jeremy Clarkson made fun of this car for being too soft, using this as a practical daily driver is one of the smartest things you can do. Ferrari-derived V8 and looks to die for. It's everything a modern Italian car should be without the designer price tag.
  • 3

    US $19,980
    92,770 mi. March 25th Fort Myers, FL
    There is nothing more timeless than a Rolls Royce, and better yet, this was one of the last examples before the BMW merger, so it has all the English sophistication you'd expect in a $300,000 automobile.
  • 2

    US $13,999
    112,000 mi. May 31st Inglewood, CA
    500hp high revving V10, striking looks, all the tech that BMW had to offer at the time, and DID I MENTION 500-HP V10?
  • 1

    US $29,995
    29,089 mi. January 9th
    When you take an already amazing looking sedan and give it a hand-built supercharged V8 producing 500hp, then depreciate it by 90 percent, you get the perfect mix of luxury, frugality, and class. You may want to have a few bucks free for repairs FYI.
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