What could be better than a luxury car with all the speed that you need? Surprisingly, there are some luxury cars on the market today with plenty of power and acceleration that may not cost as much as you think.
- The 2013 Acura ILX (138 mph and $11,000)
Based on the Civic design, this Honda has more speed than most Honda models, and it also has the dependability that has long been associated with the brand. There’s no reason why a Honda can’t be luxurious!
- 2010 Buick LaCrosse CXL (142 mph and $8,500)
If you’re thinking that Buick doesn’t equal luxury, then think again. This LaCrosse is elegant, solid and extremely well engineered. At less than $10,000, it’s a true bargain.
- 2012 Mini Coupe S (142 mph and $8,000)
A Mini gets you noticed in all the right ways, and they are easy to maneuver on the open road, not to mention park when you’re done driving. The Coupe S, and also its counterpart the Clubman, are some of the best vehicles around when it comes to delivering performance at a reasonable price.
- 2013 Lincoln MKZ (150 mph and $11,500)
Lincoln is really another word for luxury, and the MKZ delivers with the smooth ride and solid engineering that have long been associated with the brand. While this isn’t the newest Lincoln on the market, it’s value for the price is extraordinary.
- 2010 Volvo C70 (150 mph and $6,500)
While people usually think more of safety than of speed when it comes to Volvo, this particular model combines both. It’s sporty and is one of the most-evolved models in the C60 generation of Volvo automobiles. This luxury vehicle proves that a Volvo doesn’t have to be boxy and boring!
- 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton (155 mph and $12,000)
You can buy a used Phaeton in North America for as little as $1500, and, unless it’s previous owner drove it in demolition derbies, it’s likely to still offer extremely good performance. The Phaeton is a VW with speed and style to burn.
- 2008 Infiniti G37 (155mph and $8,000)
Since 1989, Nissan has been putting luxury Infiniti models on the market, and the G37 is one of the best. This particular Nissan has gotten very good ratings from its owners, and it offers an exceptionally smooth ride at high speeds.