20 of the Best Cheap Used Luxury Cars You Can Buy

Because you deserve to treat yourself (on a budget).


If you can afford the running costs or get a great warranty, these cars will be nicer than anything new at the same price. Here are some great used luxury cars to buy, according to you.

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Mercedes-Benz SL (R129)

If you're willing to deal with some maintenance costs, the R129-generation Mercedes SL is a solid used-car buy. It's comfortable and incredibly stylish. Plus, the roof goes down! , and up for sale right now for under $6000.

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Aston Martin
Aston Martin DB7

People often forget about the DB7, which means prices have dropped considerably since they first appeared in showrooms. can be yours for under $25,000.

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BMW 8-Series

While the rare, V12-powered 850CSi regularly sells for over six figures, normal, early production 8-Series models can be found for under $10,00o. is for sale right now. Just budget a lot for parts and maintenance.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W211)

The E-Class is one of Mercedes' most legendary and popular cars. Because Merc made so many, used examples depreciate fast. can be yours right now for just $8000.

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Jaguar XJS

If you want a V12-powered grand touring car on the cheap, the Jaguar XJS is here to satisfy. It's certainly not perfect (one look at that complex engine bay will tell you that), but when it works, it's wonderful. can be yours today.

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Volkswagen Phaeton

The Phaeton's high price compared to the rest of the VW lineup meant it never sold well in the United States when new. It's a fantastic luxury car with an available W12 engine, which can now be purchased used for around $10,000. is on eBay right now for under $4000.

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Lexus LS400

If luxurious reliability on a budget is your goal, there's no better choice than the Lexus Ls400. Its bulletproof V8 can go hundreds of thousands of miles without issue, while its boxy, understated looks will keep you flying under the radar. for just over $4000.

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Jaguar XK

You're always rolling the dice when buying a used Jaguar, but it might be worth it for an XK. Succeeded by the more sporty F-Type, the XK was a modern take on the classic Jaguar grand tourer, complete with a sweet 4.2-liter V8. You might not be able to find an XKR for under budget, but there are plenty of convertibles to be had. is around $19,000 right now.

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Land Rover LR4

Few cars offer the same combination of luxury and off-road capability as a Land Rover LR4. It's easily the best off-roader on this list, but it still has a beautiful, classically British interior. If you're willing to take a chance on British reliability, the LR4 is a lot of car for very little money. right now for $16,000.

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Porsche Cayman

The Porsche Cayman (or its roadster sibling, the Boxster) might not have as many luxury appointments as the other cars on this list, but it's a true sports car. You'd be hard pressed to find something better handling for the money. Buy one before Porsche fans re-discover how great these Caymans are, and drive up prices. is on eBay right now for just under $16,000.

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Audi A8

The Audi A8 may not be quite as popular as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or BMW 7 Series, but it's still a serious luxury car. It has a classic design that's aged well over the years, and the interior still looks great. The only bad news is that you're unlikely to find a W12 version for cheap. is just under $20,000 on eBay right now.

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BMW 7-Series

It seems like just yesterday that BMW redesigned the 7 Series to minimize the Bangle styling of the previous generation. But it was actually close to 10 years ago. As a result, you can get a used 7-Series for a steal. It won't have the new car's fancy touchpad key, but you'll still look awesome. is for sale for about $20,000.

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Cadillac CTS

Cadillac's been building some great cars lately, but for whatever reason, people aren't really buying them. That means you can get some killer deals on new cars, but you can get even better deals on used ones. With a reasonable stack of cash, you can have your pick of almost any CTS you want. is $18,000 on eBay right now.

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<p>Join us as we pour one out for the big luxury sedan that looked every part the ideal ride of South Korea's&nbsp;<i data-redactor-tag="i">Jopok</i>. Despite styling that was inconspicuous to the point of being generic, the Equus came out of the gate swinging in the 2011 model year, and it immediately made its mark by defeating an all-wheel-drive Lexus LS460L in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/2011-hyundai-equus-page-3" target="_blank">a comparison test</a>&nbsp;<em data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="em">Car and Driver</em>&nbsp;conducted in 2011. Unfortunately, the Equus then spent the next four years failing to grab our attention. However, Hyundai continued to subtly improve the model. For instance, the 2012 Equus adopted&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.caranddriver.com/2012-hyundai-equus-gains-standard-5-0-liter-v-8-eight-speed-transmission/" target="_blank">Hyundai's 429-hp 5.0-liter V-8 engine</a>&nbsp;and eight-speed automatic transmission, replacing the previous 385-hp 4.6-liter and six-speed automatic. Meanwhile, 2014 saw&nbsp;<a href="http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2014-hyundai-equus-photos-and-info-news" target="_blank">a mild facelift</a>&nbsp;and a revised interior. Although the Equus wasn't a bad car, it suffered from a clear identity crisis that failed to entice buyers shopping for large luxury sedans. In its best sales year, just under 4000 were sold. Hyundai, however, is undeterred. Although the Equus is gone, the Korean automaker is coming back even bigger, with the new G90 sedan, under its newly separate Genesis brand.&nbsp;<em data-redactor-tag="em">—Greg Fink</em></p>
Hyundai Equus

People laughed at the Equus when Hyundai first introduced it, but at the time, it represented a pretty serious luxury bargain. On the used market, it's even more of a steal. A loaded V8 Equus can sometimes be had for way under our price limit. .

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Jaguar XF

Jaguar shocked the auto industry when it introduced the first-generation XF. The design was gorgeous and got even better looking when it was refreshed a few years later. You can already get the refreshed version for less than $25,000, but if you're okay with the pre-facelift look, you can even get an XF Supercharged. for just under $16,000.

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Land Rover Range Rover

If you're shopping for a cheap Range Rover, you better hope you can get a warranty. But assuming you can, you'll be the proud owner of what's possibly the most prestigious SUV you can buy. If you're particularly brave, you might even be able to afford a Range Rover Supercharged. with just over 100,000 miles.

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Lexus LS 460

Most of the cars on this list are going to be fairly expensive to maintain. Some are especially risky. But if you want decadent luxury combined with low running costs, you've got one option—the Lexus LS. Even if it's not as cutting-edge as an S-Class, the reliability alone makes it worth considering. Check out on eBay right now.

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Maserati Quattroporte

If there's a luxury sedan out there that could be considered the opposite of the Lexus LS in every way, it's the Maserati Quattroporte. It looks amazing, sounds even better, and couldn't possibly be called reliable with a straight face. But the second you hear that exhaust note, you'll understand why people give used Quattroportes a shot.

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Much like the Porsche 911 defines the sports car, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class defines the flagship luxury sedan. You're going to have a hard time coming up with a nicer luxury car to spend your money on. You'll probably only be able to afford an S550 , but if you have a thing for V12s, older S600s are also in-range.

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<p><a href="http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2007-volvo-s80-auto-shows" target="_blank">Nearly 10 years into its model run</a>, Volvo's largest sedan finally is getting replaced. Never a strong seller, the S80 attempted to do battle with cars such as the BMW 5-series and Mercedes-Benz E-class, but didn't really hold a candle to the Germans in terms of luxury, technology, or performance. Volvo did add its turbocharged Drive-E four-cylinder engine to the S80 lineup for 2015, but that failed to elevate sales—only a paltry 1887 S80s were sold last year. Its replacement is the new S90 sedan, renamed to align with the XC90 crossover with which it shares a new platform and powertrains. With its gorgeous design inside and out, the S90 is worlds more modern than the S80, and paints a much brighter future for Volvo.&nbsp;<em data-redactor-tag="em">—Joseph Capparella</em></p>
Volvo S80

Last alphabetically but certainly not least is the Volvo S80. It's not a particularly flashy choice, nor is it as prestigious as some of the other cars mentioned. But it's still comfortable, quiet, and plenty luxurious. With tons of safety features and the durability you expect from a big Volvo, you could do a lot worse with your money. is for sale on eBay right now.

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