Currently, the base price of a 2018 Toyota Corolla is $18,600. For that money, you get a new economy car with some basic features and the peace of mind of a warranty. But, if you're brave enough to put reliability lower on your list, there are a ton of fantastic used luxury cars you can get for the same price—or cheaper.
The Nissan President is a great example. It's a JDM-only luxo-boat (think Toyota Century) built in the '90s, now old enough to be imported to the States. Prices hover around $10,000 for well-sorted examples, and you get a bunch of luxury for your money. There are massaging heated seats front and rear, tons of sound-deadening, and all the luxurious driving dynamics you can ask for. Is buying a 25-year-old imported luxury car with nearly zero regional parts availability or dealer support a gamble? Of course. But who wouldn't pick this over a Corolla?
Now we'd like to know: What's the greatest used luxury car you can buy for less than the price of a new Toyota economy car? It doesn't have to be something older like the President, either—it could be anything, as long as it's luxurious and cheaper than $18,600. Let us know in the comments below.