Every once in a while I get a real hankering for a luxury car that’s way out of my price range. I mean who wouldn’t want to sit behind the wheel of a brand new 911 Turbo or cruise with a heavy dose of Lexus luxury?
While the price of entry on such new vehicles leaves me dreaming, there’s always another option for people like me: stepping back a few years in time.
Here are some of the best values for parking some true performance and luxury in your garage (while making your neighbors think you’ve hit the big time):
MSRP: $66,000 Used: $13,000-$18,000 I remember drooling over this car when it came out; that classic oval grille, a true Jag V8, Connolly leather, wood trim and 300 horsepower. All for under 20 grand? Where do I sign!?
MSRP: $66,000-$111,000. Used: $26,000-$50,000 The 911 is a true automotive icon, and going back a few years saves you a ton of money while still getting everything a 911 has ever stood for.
MSRP: $69,400 Used: $25,000 With a 4.9-liter V8 producing 394 horsepower, this car was a bargain at nearly $70K. Now we can pick one up for the cost of a Chrysler.
MSRP: $71,850 Used: $20,000 Wouldn’t it be fun to tell your friends you drive a $72,000 car? Do a little searching and you’ll likely find a deal you just can’t pass up.
MSRP: $55,000 Used: $25,000 Hmmm… let’s see… a new Camry or a used Lexus? Spend the same amount of money and get unrivaled luxury while still getting the legendary quality and reliability that goes with Lexus ownership.
What do you think are the best values in used luxury cars right now?