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Here Are Some Cheap European Performance Sedans for Sale on Autotrader

If you’re reading this, you surely already know that European performance sedans can be expensive. But not these. These five European performance sedans are cheap — or, at least, varying degrees of cheap. Of course, a cheap European performance sedan probably won’t be cheap to own, and I make absolutely no guarantees about the reliability of the cars listed below. But they’re cheap to buy, and they’ll be fun — at least, until something breaks.

2004 Volvo S60R - $5,995

2004 Volvo S60R – $5,995

The Volvo S60R was Volvo’s high-performance sedan in the mid-2000s, and it was offered with a 300-horsepower turbocharged engine, a manual transmission and all-wheel drive. This S60R is indeed equipped with the manual, and also finished in a handsome shade of bright red. It’s also shockingly cheap: it’s offered by Queen City Classics in Cincinnati with 121,000 miles for just $5,995.

1999 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG - $9,900

1999 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG – $9,900

The Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG is one of my favorite "sleeper" sedans, in the sense that it’s nearly impossible to tell that this car is anything special — until you’re getting passed by it. This car offered a 302-hp V8 back when such a thing was unthinkable (the BMW M3 at the time had a 240-hp 6-cylinder), and it still looks handsome today. This C43 is offered with 99,000 miles by a private seller in Miami for $9,900.

2002 BMW M5 - $16,000

2002 BMW M5 – $16,000

The "E39" BMW M5 is one of the iconic performance sedans of the 2000s, and probably the most iconic and best-loved version of the BMW M5. This particular E39 M5 is in nice shape, with a well-preserved interior and exterior and a relatively reasonable 140,000 miles on the odometer. It’s offered by a private seller in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, a short distance north of New York City, for $16,000.

2007 Audi RS4 - $21,200

2007 Audi RS4 – $21,200

The Audi RS4 that was sold in North America in the mid-2000s remains the only RS4 we’ve ever received from Audi. It was sold here in sedan and convertible variants, and this particular sedan, finished in desirable Sprint Blue, looks especially enticing. It’s offered by CarLotz Richmond near Richmond, Virginia, with 98,225 miles for $21,200 — and it boasts an impressive 420 hp from its 4.2-liter V8.

2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo - $33,300

2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo – $33,300

Early versions of the Porsche Panamera are starting to get surprisingly cheap — and that includes the 500-hp Panamera Turbo, which came out back in 2010. This particular example has high miles, at just over 90,000, but it looks well-preserved — and at $33,300 its pricing is in line with other Panamera Turbo models from this era. That’s a good number for an excellent performance sedan — and this one is offered by Metro West Motorcars in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, west of Boston.

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