Fort Collins cars can face unique challenges given our snowy winters and warm, dry summers. Fort Collins car owners want something that can handle the ever changing weather while getting them up the mountain, or to the office. Here are our picks for the top cars Fort Collins drivers love.
The Cadillac CTS sport sedan is currently ranked #1 in the large luxury cars category by US News rankings, and it’s also a car we love due to its performance and versatility. The engine options range from a turbocharged four cylinder to a twin-turbo V6 for powering up mountain roads, and the remote start option means you’ll never have to suffer through winter morning warm-ups. Available in RWD or AWD configurations, the CTS offers luxury, performance and safety for almost any northern Colorado driver. Ford Mustang
Let’s be honest, given Colorado’s often-unpredictable winter weather, performance cars are at their best in the summertime. Weston Auto Gallery, a Fort Collins, Colorado dealership, helps many customers looking for a car to tear up pavement in the summer, but keep under wraps when the blizzard hits. With that in mind, here’s our list of top performance cars perfect for northern Colorado summers.
Quite frankly, when properly equipped the BMW M3 can be a great year-round vehicle, but rear-wheel-drive and loads of torque make them much more fun on dry pavement. With upwards of 414hp, recent models score very well in both performance and safety. Compared to some performance cars, many M3 models offer decent fuel economy too, making them a great choice for high summer gas prices. Used M3s have been selling well at Colorado dealerships [...]
Driving a track-worthy car shouldn’t be exclusive to the rich and famous. If you’re in the market, used late-model performance cars can offer a lot of bang for the buck. Plus, they’re already broken in! Below are some of our favorite high performance cars that not only pack a punch, but are also well within reach.
For 50 years the Ford Mustang has been a pervasive performance car with a persuasive starting price. With MSRPs as low as $22,500 for 2014s models, these retro-styled pony cars are within reach for most budgets. For great values in late-model Mustangs, look for 2011 and 2012 models which offer a 305hp V-6 (412hp V-8 in the GT). Lightly used models are pretty easy to come by for well under $20,000!
American muscle cars first lit up roads in the late 1940s. With the 1950s came the Chevrolet Corvette, as well as other iconic American hot rods, but it wasn’t until the 1960s when the Pontiac GTO and Ford Mustang rolled off assembly lines that American muscle cars solidified their place in history. American muscle cars are unmistakable; they signify power, pride and success. But the raw, gas-loving, American muscle cars of the past aren’t always practical today.
Fortunately, American muscle cars have evolved. Today’s muscle cars still pack the same punch of the past but also come fully equipped with the latest technology, safety standards and conveniences. Here are our top affordable late-model muscle cars for those seeking tradition along with modern American muscle.
5th Generation Ford Mustang
In 2005 Ford unveiled the 5th generation Mustang, the latest incarnation [...]