5 Cars From the 2000s That Could Become Classics
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The 2000s don’t seem like that long ago, but some vehicles from the era are already destined to become classic cars. After all, it was the time period that introduced car features that should age well going into the future, including manual transmission and naturally aspirated motors, according to Gear Patrol.
Here are a few vehicles from Gear Patrol’s list that you might be able to buy before they become true classic cars.
Some vehicles from the 2000s are already destined to become classic cars.
Potential future classic car number 1: Saab 9-5 Aero (2000-2009)
The Swedish Saab 9-5 Aero was available as the estate or a four-door saloon. Drivetribe points out the car had impressive torque, because it could get to 90 mph from 40 mph faster than some supercars. Gear Patrol points out the car could also be fitted with a five-speed manual.
Unfortunately, Saabs went all but defunct after the GM bankruptcy in 2010.
Potential future classic car number 2: Subaru Impreza WRX (2002-2003)
This car had a little bit of a unique look with its “bug eyes.” It also offered 227 horsepower at an affordable price.
Autoevolution.com argues that the car’s design was actually one of the most unsuccessful in the brand’s history. In addition to the “bug eye” look, the STI model also had two lids with STI red lettering in the bumper instead of round fog lights. But those interesting details are also what could make it cool to own.
Potential future classic car number 3: Jaguar XK (2007-2014)
Gear Patrol says this is one of the cars that helped establish Jaguar as a sporty car manufacturer, so it makes sense that the Jaguar XK might make it into someone’s classic car collection one day. In fact, it’s described as being a car that can make you feel like “James Bond on a budget.”
Consumer Guide listed acceleration, handling, ride, and seat comfort as pros of the vehicle, while cons were cargo room, fuel economy on the XKR, and rear-seat comfort/room.
Potential future classic car number 4: Dodge Viper (1996-2002)
Gear Patrol points out that both the early version of the Dodge Viper in 1992 and the later version in 2017 are considered the antithesis of the sports car. After its introduction in the early 90s, the second generation debuted in 1996, and with it came improved performance and practicality, according to Hagerty.
The new and improved version that came out in 1996 also had improved suspension and brakes, and horsepower up to 450.
Potential future classic car number 5: Ford Mustang (2005-2014)
It’s hard to compile a classic car list without including a Ford Mustang. This fifth-generation Mustang was when “Ford decided the ‘Stang should look like a Mustang again,” says Gear Patrol.
While performance didn’t really improve much from the fourth generation, it did meet Ford’s original vision for the car, which was that it was affordable while looking cool and making a lot of noise.
According to Mustang Specs, this version had more of the retro styling of earlier models, and a second half of this version had a reworked design for better aerodynamics.
Classic car insurance
If you do own a classic car, you should consider classic car insurance if you don’t already have it. It’s different from other types of insurance because you can insure your classic car for its appraised value.
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