It’s no surprise that buyers often compare both new and used cars. For a given price point, the market for potential cars explodes once you start looking away from new cars alone. Yes, you might give up the warranty, but if you’re looking for something unique, used cars provide a good value … provided you pick the right one. Bang for Your Buck takes a look at five used cars you could get with the money you’d spend on the new car we’ve tested recently — running the gamut from sensible to silly.

The 2015 Nissan Murano is an all-new model that brings Nissan’s latest design language right in front of your face. Seriously; it’s about as extreme as styling goes these days. And it’s got some bite to back up that bark, as well; it’s powered by a 3.5-liter V-6, which is sadly mated to a CVT. But it’s big, it’s comfortable, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. And, considering that our high-end Platinum model comes in at just $43,955, it’s pretty aggressively priced, too. But what will happen when we put that money towards a used car instead? Let’s find out. 

5. 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Found on the Internet For: $42,000

What’s better than a slightly sporty crossover with a CVT? Why, just about anything! That includes this Range Rover Sport, which is a bit on the old side. That said, it’s packing a 5.0-liter V-8 mated to a proper automatic transmission, so the driving dynamics might be a bit more fun than in the Murano. Plus, being a Range Rover, it’s loaded to the gills with luxurious appointments, so it’s beating the Murano in that regard, as well. The biggest downside of the Range Rover is its maintenance; there’s a lot of it, and none of it is cheap.

4. 1989 BMW M3

1989 BMW M3

Found on the Internet For: $42,000

The Murano seats four people. So does the original BMW M3. Beyond that, the comparisons are few and far between. The E30 M3 is the ur-M, the first that ever graced us with its presence. It’s a little piece of history, all wrapped up in a boxed-fender wrapper. We also guarantee that the M3 will be loads more fun to drive than the Murano. That said, you are paying almost $45,000 for a twenty-six-year-old car, and not everybody might enjoy that, especially your better half.

3. 2013 Tesla Model S

2013 Tesla Model S

Found on the Internet For: $42,995

It’s hard, but not impossible to find a reasonably-priced Tesla Model S on the used-car market. Of course, you have to make do with some less-than-desirable things. For example, this Model S 85 (packing Tesla’s largest battery) doesn’t run. The batteries will provide juice to the car’s electronics, but after suffering flood damage, it no longer leaves Park. Somebody actually bought this off an insurance company, believe it or not.

You know what? Maybe you’re better off waiting another couple of years.

2. 2014 Chevrolet SS

2014 Chevrolet SS

Found on the Internet For: $42,700

This is one of our favorite cars to come about in the last five years. The Chevrolet SS, itself a rebadged version of the Australian Holden Commodore, is basically a four-door Corvette. It’s powered by the same 6.2-liter V-8 that appears in both the Corvette and Camaro, which makes it a tail-happy smoke machine in the right hands. Sure, it can’t handle the cargo loads that the Murano can, but who cares? This is a Corvette sedan, damn it.

1. 1980 Mercedes-Benz Unimog

1980 Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Found on the Internet For: $42,000

The Unimog might be the coolest vehicle that Mercedes-Benz (or any automaker, for that matter) has ever built. You want a truck that’ll drive up a volcano? The Unimog can do it. You want to turn it into a fire truck? The Unimog doesn’t care. You want to use one for daily driving? Good luck getting the DMV to understand a German title, buddy.

Plus, you can impress all your enthusiast friends, as it’s packing an eight-speed manual transmission. Work truck schmwork truck.

(Pictures and cars courtesy eBay.)