The Chevrolet SS doesn't sell well, even though it's a genuinely good car. In my opinion, this is partly because Chevrolet doesn't market the darn thing near enough, and partly because it's priced way too high. For comparison, a base-spec SS costs $45,745, whereas a base Dodge Charger will only lighten your checking account by $27,995.
To help Chevrolet realize their problem, I've put together a list of ten used cars that can be had for $45,000 or under, also known as less than a new SS sedan. Some are sports cars; some are super-sedans; some are European; some are American. Let's see what we've got, shall we?
2002 PORSCHE 911 TURBO
Who wouldn't want to own one of the most iconic sports cars of all time? Yours for $44,995.
2005 ASTON MARTIN DB9
An Aston Martin for less than a Chevrolet? Depreciation, man.
2010 BMW M5
This clean, $44,900 example has just 23,000 miles on the odometer.
2010 LOTUS EVORA
They may be a bit harder to find, but they're definitely worth every penny of their price tag.
2007 MERCEDES-BENZ S65 AMG
A luxurious, four-door rocket ship for only $41,997. What's not to like?
2009 AUDI S8
Better value than both a Chevrolet SS and a Chevrolet Impala.
2011 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE S
To (sort of) quote James May, it's $45,000 of power, prestige, and peeled cows.
2008 MASERATI GRANTURISMO
Whatever happened to the days when every Maserati didn't have a stupidly long name?
1992 ACURA NSX
Right up there with the Porsche 911 on the list of amazingly affordable used car legends.
2012 CADILLAC CTS-V COUPE
A 556-horsepower American coupe with only 3,000 miles? Hell yeah.