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The 6 Coolest Cars You Can Get Right Now With a CarMax Warranty

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author photo by Doug DeMuro August 2016

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You probably know me as the crazy guy who convinced CarMax to sell him a 6-year warranty on a 6-year-old Range Rover, which paid for itself within the first 12 months of ownership. But my Range Rover is far from the coolest vehicle CarMax is offering with a long warranty. These days, you can still opt for a 5-year warranty on any car in their inventory -- including these six especially exciting models:

2008 Mercedes-Benz E63

2008 Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 -- $28,998

Yes, it's true: CarMax is offering a 507-horsepower AMG Mercedes, complete with quad exhausts, a big V8, a start/stop button on the transmission lever and a power trunk closer, for 29 grand. Despite the fact that this is an 8-year-old car, you can also buy it with a magical 5-year warranty that gives you complete peace of mind during amateur night at your local drag strip.

2013 Audi RS5

2013 Audi RS 5 -- $50,998

Is there any car that looks more cartoonishly enlarged than the Audi RS 5? Here's how I think they made it: They took a normal Audi A5, they put it into Photoshop, and they used some stretch tool on every single panel except for the mirrors. Fortunately, this tool apparently applied to the engine, as well: The RS 5 has a 450-hp 4.2-liter V8, just like the exotic R8. And while the sticker price is well over $70,000 before options, CarMax is offering this one for a mere $51,000. Be sure to get the warranty.

2006 BMW M5

2006 BMW M5 -- $28,998

Ahh, V10 power. Impressive BMW M car styling touches. An engine that costs more than the car's value to replace. That's the situation with the E60 BMW M5, which has now depreciated into the $20,000 range. But if you're worried about breakdowns or mechanical failures (and you probably should be), you'll want the warranty. It might just be the only way you can stomp your foot down in your 500-hp M5 without a care in the world.

2010 Jaguar XFR

2010 Jaguar XFR -- $28,998

There are few better deals on the used-car market than a supercharged Jaguar with a warranty. That's because you know you'll get excellent performance, a monstrous engine note, all sorts of meaty styling pieces -- and the peace of mind that someone else is footing the bill for repairs. My personal favorite CarMax Jaguar offering is this 6-year-old XFR, which has 60,000 miles and a wild 510 hp for just $29,000 -- plus the warranty, of course.

2007 Porsche Boxster S

2007 Porsche Boxster S -- $22,998

Ahh, yes: a stick-shift Porsche for the same money as a new, base-level Camry. A very base-level Camry. A Camry without mirrors in the sun visors. And don't give me any of that "It's only a Boxster" stuff: This is a true mid-engine sports car, with three pedals, 295 hp and a 0-to-60 mile-per-hour time of something like 5.5 seconds. This is a car that any enthusiast should be excited to drive, especially when it costs just $23,000 plus warranty.

2012 Volkswagen Golf R

2012 Volkswagen Golf R -- $24,599

There are two reasons why the Volkswagen Golf R is one of my favorite hot hatchbacks. One, because it's just so subtle. I think it's even subtler than a standard GTI, with those biohazard wheels and red accents. It just looks like a normal, everyday Golf -- unless you know what you're looking at, which leads us to reason No. 2: This thing is a 256-hp, all-wheel-drive menace. It's essentially the most complete hot hatch ever made, because it's fast and fun and practical, and it has 256 hp, and it's surprisingly luxurious on the inside. My only gripe is cost: At $36,500, a new model is a bit pricey. Consider this used one instead -- and add full warranty coverage so you never have to worry when you hear a strange noise.

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