If you are a car lover, you want the best and most beautiful cars on the market. The thought of driving around in a Bentley or BMW is enough to send shivers down the spine. But, there is one tiny problem: the price. Yes, luxury cars don’t come cheap. And, unless you have a spare fifty grand in your bank account your dream is not likely to come true. Or is it because there is another way and that is to buy a cheap luxury car. You may think that they don’t exist, but just take a look at the list below and see for yourself. After reading this, you may want to re-evaluate your position.
1. BMW 3 Series
BMW is a company that oozes class and style when it comes to cars. They make some of the most pleasurable to drive and good looking cars on the market. So, it is only right that you would want one in your garage. And, thanks to the 3 Series, you can make that dream a reality. The 3 Series has been around forever, which means there are plenty of used cars on the market for half the cost. Plus, as with all BMWs, they don’t lose their looks or their performance as they get older. In fact, some would say they age like a fine wine.
2. Mercedes S-Class
A new S-Class can start from anywhere between $75,000 and $100,000, which is way out of your budget. Now, you may think that you can head out and buy one on the cheap like a BMW 3 Series, but that isn’t a good idea either. Second-hand S-Classes have reliability issues, so that is not an option. Only if you buy a specific version. The 1998 to 2005 Mercedes Benz S-Classes are well made, and a used one starts at about $10,000. Let’s face it – nothing says luxury car better than a Merc.
3. Lexus LS
The LS is Lexus’s answer to the S-Class and the BMW 7 Series, but is it just as good? The answer is no; it is even better! It turns out that while making the car Lexus produced one of the best-manufactured vehicles ever. The ride, the handling, the suspension, the power et al. are second to none. And, reliability is not an issue as the car can last up to ten years without one problem. Before you get all giddy, there is even better news. A second generation car can cost as little as $6,000. Now that’s a bargain!
4. Volkswagen Phaeton
In basic terms, this is a Bentley with a Volkswagen badge on the front. Volkswagen produces Bentleys now and the mechanics under the hood on this car are the same as on the Flying Spur. Yet, unlike a Spur, you don’t need a mountain cash to get your hands on one. In fact, this car goes for about $10,000-$15,000, which is a drastic improvement on a Bentley. Yes, it is not the cheapest on the list, but none of the others have an engine like this underneath.
Armed with this info, you don’t have to save a fortune to buy a top class car. You can buy one second-hand instead!