Owning a luxury car is the dream of many – and rightfully so. Sadly, with that dreadful thing called depreciation, the value of your new car plummets as soon as you leave the dealership. This is, of course, nothing new and has been the main bane of any high-value car owner.
While you might not think buying second-hand is the way to go, there are a number of benefits doing so. As somebody in the market for a used model, you can pick up your dream car for a fraction of the price.
Also, current owners are much more likely to look after an expensive car; as such you’ll find premium models in better shape than most other cars on the market – although looking after one is never the easiest thing to do. Let’s take a look at four models you can pick up for much less than the ticket value today.
BMW 7 Series
Being part of the four earliest generations of the luxe saloon, you can pick one of these models for less than $10,000.
This model displays BMW’s regular premium German build, while also ensuring it makes use of the manufacturer’s punchy driving dynamics. It does come packed with the iDrive system, which is an all-in-one ‘infotainment’ system, which allows you to control the satnav and stereo with your fingertips. It’s a good reliable model – and certainly very stylish.
If you’re looking for a bit of retro charm – and who isn’t – then we recommend you take a look at the Ford Granada.
This model can be picked from any retailer with classic cars for sale online, with second-hand models increasing ever since the release of the more modern Ford Mondeo Vignale. Sure, it may not be the most stylish of cars, but in its hey-day, it was premium luxury that filled most passersby with envy.
One of the most popular SUVs on the market for high-earners, the Porsche Cayenne has been the epitome for big-car luxury driving for the past decade.
While the newest models can set you back $60,000 plus, you can pick up a relatively well-maintained model for around $10,000. For this, you’ll get an SUV that drives more like a sports car, however, stay sensible and you will enjoy this car thoroughly.
Jaguar have always had the reputation of being a luxury car manufacturer – the height of British motor engineering almost. They’re renowned for being sophisticated and sleek.
The XK8 (part of the very stylish x-type line) is certainly worth purchasing if you’re looking for something a little more decadent. Although sadly not the XKR that James Bond used in 1998 – it doesn’t look too dissimilar and will certainly turn a few heads as you roll down the street.
So – there we have it, four luxury cars you can pick up on a budget. Who says that high-life living has to be expensive all the time? Don’t they all look so beautiful!