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.
The Grand Wagoneer has recently become a bit of a collector's car, but prices haven't shot up wildly just yet. Higher-mileage examples for under $10,000.
The Cressida was one of Toyota's last rear-wheel drive sedans in America, aimed as a more luxurious option in its lineup. Nowadays, most of them have been turned into drift missiles with 2JZ swaps, but if you can find a clean one, it remains a good buy.
If you're into the idea of long-distance grand touring cars, it's hard to beat the 928. It has four seats, a big V-8, and plenty of luggage space to take your stuff on a weekend-long jaunt to the nearest coast. with a manual transmission you can buy now for under $20,000.
Yes, it is possible to own a real, actual, running Rolls-Royce for under $20,000. Cars have depreciated to a mere fraction of original MSRP. But they're cheap for a reason—maintenance costs are the highest of any car on this list, meaning you can easily rack up a bill matching the entire price of the car in one visit to your local independent shop. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Though it may not be as exotic as some of the other cars on this list, the Lincoln Town Car remains a solid used luxury buy. It's a big, rear-wheel drive sedan with a bench seat, after all. has under 100,000 miles, and you can own it for $9000.
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 $5000.
People often forget about the DB7, which means prices have dropped considerably since they first appeared in showrooms. can be yours for under $80,000.
While the rare, V-12-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.
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 $9000.
If you want a V-12-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.
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 W-12 engine hiding under an economy car badge. can be yours for just under $13,000.
If luxurious reliability on a budget is your goal, there's no better choice than the Lexus Ls400. Its bulletproof V-8 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.
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 V-8. You might not be able to find an XKR for under budget, but there are plenty of convertibles to be had. is listed for $21,500 right now.
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 $15,000.
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 up for bidding on eBay right now.
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
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,. It won't have the new car's fancy touchpad key, but you'll still look awesome. is for sale for about $14,000.
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 ones, but you can get even better deals on used ones. With a reasonable stack of cash,you want. is $26,500 on eBay right now.
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 V-8 Equus can sometimes be had for. .
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. model for $25,000.
If you're, 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 80,000 miles.
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, This one has nearly 300,000 miles on the clock.. Even if it's not as cutting-edge as an S-Class, the reliability alone makes it worth considering.
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.
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. You'll probably only be able to afford an S550 , but if you have a thing for V-12s, older S600s are also in-range.
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. is for sale on eBay right now.