Older generations strived to afford a Cadillac, and Moody said newer car buyers should take a look, too. He said Cadillac is building some "terrific cars." And, as you probably know, Cadillacs are less expensive than most European luxury sedans.
Moody likes the new Dodge Ram as an alternative to the popular Chevy Silverado because its suspension and interior can feel more like a car than a truck.
I would be remiss if I didn't point out that you can also buy a used dark horse and save even more money. Remember, cars depreciate an average of 45 percent in the first three years, so a 3-year-old vehicle can be a great value.
I checked online and found a 2008 Nissan Altima for $24,995. A Toyota Camry with almost identical mileage was $31,809, 21 percent more. So, if you want to cut costs, it might be smart to put your money on a dark horse.