V8 Power for Under $20,000

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Lexus GS
When it debuted as a 1993 model, the original GS had a rear-wheel-drive configuration, powered by a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine. The GS 400 became the first V8-powered GS when the model received a redesign for the 1998 model year, sporting a 300-horsepower 4.0-liter V8. For 2010 displacement increased to 4.3 liters for the GS430, but output remained at 300 horsepower. For 2008 the GS 430 gave way to the GS 460, powered by a 342-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 engine. Some Lexus GS 460 models are just starting to drop below the $20,000 level, but there are also low-mileage GS 430s to choose from.

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