So I'm looking at buying my first car in a few months. I enjoy vehicles that stylishly stand out on the road -- which prompted my attention to look at sporty vehicles mainly. Sure, they're not the best choice as a first car but I can afford a nice used sports car on my own. I'm looking into high-performance brands just for the wow factor, and even though many are under $10k from 1999-2002 (I'm open to older though) it seems that repairs over 4-5 years can more than double the cost. How do you get an impossible deal on a used car? I've gotten impossible deals on practically everything I own just from time and diligence. I'll be religiously checking Cars.com, Craigslist (yes, I'm familiar with the amount of scams on here, so I'll throw in my own advice: copy and paste emails into Google -- chances are they're copies somebody else exposed as a scam already. This is simple enough though: just don't buy a car without seeing it in person.), eBay, etc. Is there any site I'm missing? Let's say a car is already being sold for 20% under KBB value: would it just be offensive to offer 5-10% less? Thanks, can't wait to either get a more mid-level sports car for half my budget or a top-of-the-line car for it (up to $9k).