Usually, if you think about which car is likeliest to get you pulled over, you think of something very luxurious and fancy. The image that pops into our minds is one of extravagant cars we see in action movies, speeding down roads.
Research has shown that often the cars that are most likely to get you pulled over are not expensive. Sometimes, it's as simple as new and affordable cars. You may not expect to be pulled over in one, but many drivers find this out the hard way.
However, out of all the cars that are likely to get you pulled over, some are more stylish in comparison to the rest. It is for these cars that we have prepared the following list, 15 flashy vehicles likely to get you pulled over.
15. Hyundai Veloster
This is not an expensive sports car, although we cannot deny that the vehicle can be fairly aggressive. This model is as fun to look at as it is to drive, making it a sight for sore eyes. Plus, it's speedy acceleration can get you pulled over if you're not careful.
14. Subaru Impreza
This is neither the most powerful nor the fastest car to have been produced by Subaru. It's one of their more economical models, priced at $18,595. Due to its affordability, it's a popular model among consumers. Its easy acceleration shows why so many of its owners end up with speeding violations.
13. Infiniti G37
This two-door car has been on the second-hand market for six years now. It can be purchased under the original cost of $32,950. Plus, since it comes with a 348 horsepower G6, it can serve as a great example of “cheap speed.” Even with it disappearing from the market in 2013, the car is still around.
12. Dodge Dart
This car was discontinued in 2016. Since then, its depreciation has made it extremely affordable for those interested in second-hand cars. It might not have been one of the best performing sports cars, but it is known to be good for a low-budget fast option. But be careful, it can easily get you pulled over.
11. Dodge Ram 2500
This is a full-sized pickup. Hence its presence in this list is quite a surprise. However, given its 429 and g50 lb-ft of torque (dependent on the trim), it is relatively easy for the RAM 2500 to end up breaking the speed limit on roads, which is meant for careful and conservative driving.
10. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
This is the only true off-roader on this list. Jeeps do not have a name for the high-speed stability of their aerodynamics, so it’s difficult to exceed the speed limit. However, that does not keep many Wrangler Unlimited owners from getting pulled over and ending up with a speeding ticket.
9. Hyundai Genesis Coupe
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This car has the highest horsepower out of all the cars on the list at 348 hp. It’s original price used to be $26,950, and with it being on the second-hand market now, it is quite an affordable option. Considering the amount you are paying for the horsepower, this an option surely worth considering.
8. Volkswagen GTI
This car is extremely popular amongst young drivers, being available at $24,395. It consists of a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, perfect for 228 horsepower. While that is not a lot of power, considering how this car can be easily upgraded, it can very quickly find a way back to being dangerous.
7. Scion FR-S
This 200 hp 2.0-liter flat-four engine seems like an unlikely car to make you break the law. However, since it weighs under 3,000 lbs., it is capable of reaching great speeds that can land you a ticket. No matter how fun it is to drive, the speed limit is here to stay.
6. Subaru WRX
This car doesn’t have as stellar of a reputation as other STI models out there, but it's still a highly attractive ride. More than 20% of its owners are likely to get a speeding ticket given the car's acceleration. Hence, this unlikely and surprising candidate is a necessary addition to this list.
5. Toyota Prius
Famous for its exceptional fuel economy, the Prius is one of the most popular Hybrid cars, but what it isn't well-known for is that it has a tendency to be frequently ticketed. The newer models have brought improved comfort and technology to the table, making it even riskier on the road.
4. Infiniti QX80
The interior of this car is extremely special, mimicking that of a spaceship from the future. It is also very powerful, coming with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a 5.6-liter V8 engine. This is a niche vehicle, and it has been so successful that its 2017 model sold 14,000 units.
3. Nissan 350Z
While the car is known as the Nissan Fairlady, that does not stop it from breaking laws. It has the design aspects of a luxury supercar, helping us understand why a cop would want to pull it over. The Nissan 360Z is well-known for being one of the safest cars you can drive.
2. Mazda 3
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This is a high-performance Sedan that has been present on the market ever since 2003. Each year, it impresses with a new and improved design and performance. However, it was the 2009 model in particular that managed to get drivers into a lot of trouble with the cops.
1. Toyota Supra
This car is designed like a supercar, and before it was discontinued, it was a common feature in various music videos and video games such as Gran Turismo. This car has also had the honor of appearing in the Fast and Furious movies. It made a comeback in 2019 with a new model.