12 Used Luxury Cars You Can Afford

Sometimes, buying a used quality car turns out to be a better decision than buying an average new car. They simply don’t age in the same way, or at the same pace. Sure, when you buy a new car of lower quality, you can be care-free for the first couple of years; it probably won’t break during this period.

However, after that, you can expect it to give you a hard time – maybe even too often. Buying a used luxury car can be a good idea; these machines are simply made to last longer and to give the owner less headache. Here are several ideas:

Mercedes-Benz CL 500 AMG

This elegant looking coupe is classy on the outside and comfortable, with plenty of space. The fact that is has 3 doors doesn’t take away the comfort. The production ended in 2013 in the EU and 2014 in the United States.

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You can find this model (from 2008) in an excellent condition for some 28,000 USD. Even though it is used and some would say “old”, the car doesn’t look old, and it certainly doesn’t give you that feel.

You will feel comfortable, safe, and enjoy it for many more years to come. They come with 7 or 5-speed automatic transmission, and with 6.0 V12, 5.5 V12, 6.2 V8, 5.5 V8 or 4.7 V8 engine.

Mercedes-Benz R171 (SLK Kompressor 200 Coupe)

With I4 supercharged engine, 5-speed transmission, this car is simple and comfortable to drive. The classy looks will add more charm to the overall experience.

Although it is less spacious, compared to some other cars in this class, the cabin still offers plenty of space; if you are looking for a quality car that is both classy and sporty, this girl might be right for you. You can buy an SLK Kompressor 200 Coupe from 2004 for roughly 22,000 USD


Porsche Cayenne S

Produced from 2002-2010, Cayenne was a surprise, not only for Porsche lovers. Some loved the idea of Porsche making a powerful SUV, whereas others hated its looks. The front resembled the “classical” Porsche style, which is exactly what some people hated about it.

However, even they did not doubt the quality of this vehicle. The powerful eight-cilinder engine (340 PS), great acceleration (0-60 in 7 seconds), good visibility, as well as comfortable interior, made this car loved worldwide. For some, it quickly became a dream car.

Indeed, Cayenne S, GTS, Turbo, and Turbo S, have become known not only as safe, reliable and powerful cars; they have also become the status symbol.

The best thing is that they age well; you can get a ten-year-old Cayenne that looks and sounds like it just left the factory. The price?

You can find Cayennes at various prices, depending on the overall condition of the car, as well as the part of the world you live in. We managed to find a great Cayenne S (2006) priced at 17,000 USD.

Porsche Boxster S

The second generation (987) resembles Carrera GT, and that was probably the result of Porsche’s “play it safe”strategy: offer people something great, that reminds them of another great thing that they already love.

The fist generation Boxster was well-built, but used 986s are now considered “too old”to buy. The second generation comes with a bit more power than than the old 986 variant, and slight cosmetic differences. General opinion (among the owners) is positive.


This roadster is sporty and classy – and comfortable, despite its size. Transmission is five-speed manual, six-speed manual, or 6-speed Tiptronic S. How much does it cost?

Depending on where you are, and the condition of the car, the prices can be as low as 20,000 or as high as … the price of a new car. We’ve succeeded at finding a great Boxser S (2005) for 24,000 USD.


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