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20 Cars With 300+ Horsepower That Are Basically Worthless In 2019

More often than not, cars with high horsepower are accompanied by a steep price tag. However, cars with over 300 horsepower don’t have to be expensive. Take for example the 2003 Cadillac Seville STS. This car produces a respectable 300 brake horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $5,587. Moreover, the 2003 Cadillac Seville STS has a top speed of 156 miles per hour (251 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 6.8 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 17.3 seconds. Equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 15.0 seconds.

Another example that you can purchase for as low as $9,600 is the 2004 Audi S4, which is powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine manufactured by the Volkswagen Group. The 2004 Audi S4 has a top speed of 175 miles per hour (282 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 12.1 seconds.

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20 1999 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG

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The 1999 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG produces a respectable 302 brake horsepower and 302 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $9,700. This 4-door rear-wheel-drive sedan is powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, SOHC, V 8 engine manufactured by Daimler-Benz M113 E43. The 1999 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG has a top speed of 165 miles per hour (266 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 5.2 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 13.2 seconds. Equipped with a 5-speed automatic with manual shift mode transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 13.8 seconds.

19 2000 Jaguar XJ8 Vanden Plas Supercharged

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The 2000 Jaguar XJ8 Vanden Plas Supercharged produces 370 horsepower and 387 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $9,125. This 4-door rear-wheel-drive sedan is powered by a supercharged, spark-ignition 4-stroke, DOHC, V 8 engine manufactured by Jaguar AJ27. The 2000 Jaguar XJ8 Vanden Plas Supercharged has a top speed of 167 miles per hour (269 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 5.3 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 13.1 seconds. Equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 13.7 seconds.

18 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

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The 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 can produce 325 brake horsepower with 350 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $7,800. This 3-door rear-wheel-drive sports car is powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine manufactured by GM LS1 5.7L. The 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 has a top speed of 168 miles per hour (271 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 5.2 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 12.0 seconds. Equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 13.8 seconds.

17 2003 Cadillac Seville STS

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The 2003 Cadillac Seville STS produces a respectable 300 brake horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $5,587. This 4-door front-wheel-drive sedan is powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine manufactured by GM Northstar L37. The 2003 Cadillac Seville STS has a top speed of 156 miles per hour (251 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 6.8 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 17.3 seconds. Equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 15.0 seconds.

16 2004 Mercury Marauder

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The 2004 Mercury Marauder produces a respectable 302 brake horsepower and 318 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $8,325. This 4-door rear-wheel-drive sedan is powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine manufactured by Ford InTech V-8 4.6L. The 2004 Mercury Marauder has a top speed of 147 miles per hour (236 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 6.9 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 17.8 seconds. Equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 15.0 seconds.

15 2004 Audi S4

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The 2004 Audi S4 produces a respectable 340 brake horsepower and 302 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $9,600. This 4-door 4x4 full-time executive sedan is powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine manufactured by the Volkswagen Group. The 2004 Audi S4 has a top speed of 175 miles per hour (282 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 12.1 seconds. Equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 13.4 seconds.

14 2005 Ford Mustang GT

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The 2005 Ford Mustang GT produces a respectable 300 brake horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $9,375. This 2-door rear-wheel drive fastback coupe is powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine manufactured by Ford Modular V-8 4.6L. The 2005 Ford Mustang GT has a top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 5.3 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 14.6 seconds. Equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 13.9 seconds.

13 2006 Volvo S60 R

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The 2006 Volvo S60 R 300 produces a respectable 300 brake horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $8,950. This car is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine. The 2006 Volvo S60 R 300 has a top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour) and comes equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission. Top Speed adds, “As the S60 R is intended to pull double duty for driving enthusiasts who also need to haul people around, all the usual Volvo safety features are included — stability control, side-impact airbags for front occupants, full-length head curtain airbags and whiplash-reducing seats.”

12 2005 Chrysler 300C

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The 2005 Chrysler 300C produces a respectable 335 brake horsepower and 387 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $9,125. This 4-door rear-wheel-drive sedan is powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine manufactured by Chrysler Hemi V-8. The 2005 Chrysler 300C has a top speed of 160 miles per hour (257 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 5.7 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 14.6 seconds. Equipped with a 5-speed automatic with AutoStick manual shift mode transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 14.2 seconds.

11 2009 Nissan 370Z

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The 2009 Nissan 370Z produces a respectable 326 brake horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $9,773. This 2-door rear-wheel drive fastback coupe is powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, DOHC, V 6 engine manufactured by Nissan VQ37VHR. The 2009 Nissan 370Z has a top speed of 177 miles per hour (284 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 11.6 seconds. Equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 13.3 seconds.

10 1995 Chevrolet Corvette C4

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The 1995 Chevrolet Corvette C4 produces a respectable 300 brake horsepower and 340 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $9,300. This 3-door rear-wheel-drive hatchback coupe is powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine manufactured by GM Chevrolet LT1. The 1995 Chevrolet Corvette C4 has a top speed of 164 miles per hour (264 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 5.3 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 12.7 seconds. Equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 13.8 seconds.

9 2002 Audi RS 6

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The 2002 Audi RS 6 produces a respectable 444 brake horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $8,995. This 4-door 4x4 full-time executive sedan is powered by a twin-turbocharged, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine manufactured by the Volkswagen Group. The 2002 Audi RS 6 has a top speed of 180 miles per hour (290 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 10.7 seconds. Equipped with a 5-speed automatic with Tiptronic manual shift mode transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 12.8 seconds.

8 2003 BMW M5

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The 2003 BMW M5 produces a respectable 394 brake horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $7,990. This 4-door rear-wheel-drive sedan is powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine manufactured by BMW S62B50. The 2003 BMW M5 has a top speed of 181 miles per hour (292 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 11.3 seconds. Equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 13.0 seconds.

7 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8

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The 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 produces a respectable 425 brake horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $9,987. This 4-door rear-wheel-drive sedan is powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine manufactured by Chrysler Hemi V-8. The 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 has a top speed of 174 miles per hour (280 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 11.7 seconds. Equipped with a 5-speed automatic with AutoStick manual shift mode transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 13.2 seconds.

6 2005 Jaguar S-Type R

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The 2005 Jaguar S-Type R produces a respectable 390 brake horsepower and 399 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $9,990. This 4-door rear-wheel-drive sedan is powered by a supercharged, spark-ignition 4-stroke, DOHC, V 8 engine manufactured by Jaguar AJ34. The 2005 Jaguar S-Type R has a top speed of 177 miles per hour (285 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 11.8 seconds. Equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 13.3 seconds.

5 2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

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The 2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG produces a respectable 469 brake horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $9,500. This 4-door rear-wheel-drive sedan is powered by an indirect injection, spark-ignition 4-stroke, SOHC, V 8 engine manufactured by Daimler-Benz M113 E55 AMG. The 2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG has a top speed of 198 miles per hour (319 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 2.2 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 9.5 seconds. Equipped with a 5-speed automatic with manual shift mode transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 12.4 seconds.

4 2004 Mercedes-Benz S600

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The 2004 Mercedes-Benz S600 produces a respectable 493 brake horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $7,500. This 4-door rear-wheel-drive sedan is powered by a twin-turbocharged, spark-ignition 4-stroke, SOHC, V 12 engine manufactured by Daimler-Benz M285 E55. The 2004 Mercedes-Benz S600 has a top speed of 192 miles per hour (309 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 10.6 seconds. Equipped with a 5-speed automatic with manual shift mode transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 12.9 seconds.

3 2006 Jaguar XJR

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The 2006 Jaguar XJR produces a respectable 390 brake horsepower and 399 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $10,000. This 4-door rear-wheel-drive sedan is powered by a supercharged, spark-ignition 4-stroke, DOHC, V 8 engine manufactured by Jaguar AJ34. The 2006 Jaguar XJR has a top speed of 174 miles per hour (280 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 11.8 seconds. Equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 13.2 seconds.

2 2008 Dodge Magnum

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The 2008 Dodge Magnum produces a respectable 340 brake horsepower and 387 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $9,999. This 5-door rear-wheel drive station wagon is powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine manufactured by Chrysler Hemi V-8. The 2008 Dodge Magnum has a top speed of 159 miles per hour (256 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 5.9 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 15.0 seconds. Equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 14.3 seconds.

1 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

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The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro produces a respectable 400 brake horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, and you can snag this car with as little as $9,560. This 2-door rear-wheel drive fastback coupe is powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine manufactured by GM L99 6.2L. The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro has a top speed of 174 miles per hour (280 kilometers per hour) and can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 4.7 seconds and rest to 100 miles per hour in 11.3 seconds. Equipped with a 6-speed automatic with TAPshift manual shift mode transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 13.2 seconds.

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