5. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – MSRP from $51,000
In a marriage of value and high levels of performance, the 2014 Corvette Stingray makes a tremendous case for some fun on the road or track. The left side of the brain will be pleased to know the sports car retains about 67 percent of its initial value at 36 months, and about 53 percent at 60 months, according to Kelley Blue Book’s calculations. As for the right side of the brain, it will be pleased with the potent small-block V8 engine that pumps out a thunderous 455 horsepower. The new version of the Corvette is not just about power though, since Chevrolet engineered it with a level of handling that rivals some of the best sports cars in the world. Rounding out the package is a completely redesigned interior that features items like soft leather upholstery and plenty of soft-touch surfaces.