Yesterday, for the umpteenth time, my car’s “Check Engine” light made an unpleasant return to the dashboard. Few things are as unwelcome, and it got me thinking about starting fresh with a new ride. Just for kicks, I decided to look for the most expensive car in the world. Buckle up, expensive ride ahead.
I limited the search to new and street-legal cars. No antique Rolls-Royce Phantoms or rocket-powered flying cars allowed. Still, even with those limitations, I managed to find a car that I wouldn’t be able to afford in a million years. Ladies and gentlemen, behold the Bugatti Veyron.
According to car experts at Edmunds.com, the Veyron will run you about $1.5 million. (That’s not counting the trade-in value of your ’89 Pontiac, FYI.) But, the Bugatti isn’t just about style, although it has plenty of it. In addition to being the world’s most expensive automobile, it’s also one of the fastest and most powerful cars on the planet. Top speed: 252 mph. Horsepower: 1,001 under the hood.
Of course, a $1.5 million dollar car begs the question: What’s the least expensive car on the market today? About.com claims it’s the Hyundai Accent, which retails for around $10,690. True, it won’t go 252 miles per hour, and it has a fraction of the Bugatti’s horsepower. But, on the plus side, you can buy about 140 of them for the same price as one of the Italian supercars.
Back to my beleaguered car for a moment. Anyone know of a quick way to figure out why the hated Check Engine light is on, without having to take the car in to the shop? I’m sure I’m not the only one who would love to know. As always, links are appreciated.
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