There are plenty of car manufacturers in the market that offers sheer performance along with reasonable fuel economy. Some models also offer comfort, luxury, and also are safe and available for both urban to rural residents. Most of the manufacturers also offers different type of models for different markets. It has always been observed that European manufacturers like Audi, BMW, Ferrari, and others related have produced great cars over the time. So, if you want to buy a budget friendly but mainstream brand, then you can definitely look for an European brand.
The used market offers some great luxury used cars at a very reasonable price. These cars can be bought for under $20,000, some cars can even be bought for under $10,000. So, in this list, you will get to know the top 10 European luxury cars on the used market.
1. 2015-2016 Maserati Quattroporte
At its launch, the 2016 Quattroporte was available at an MSRP of $107,900, but now you can buy it at its one-third prize that is for only $30,000. The Maserati Quattroporte comes with a twin-turbocharged 3.8L V8 engine that produces 580 hp and max. speed of 177 mph. This car accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.2 sec.
2. 2014 Land Rover Range Rover
Everyone knows that Range Rover provides luxury with comfort to its passengers. It also has an MSRP of over $100,000, but can be found near $25,000 in the used car market. Range Rover Vogue comes with a 3.0L V6 cylinder engine which gives this SUV a power of 346 hp. Vogue has a maximum speed of 140 mph and it accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds.
3. 2017 Audi A8
A luxury sedan with top-notch performance and bold design is Audi’s A8. Available in the market since 1994, the 2017 top model of this sedan equips a 4L V6 engine that generates 450 hp. Having a price tag of $95,500, Audi A8 attains a top speed of 155 mph and can go quickly to 60 mph in 5.7 sec. After 5 years, its price has dropped to nearly $30,000.
4. 2007 Jaguar XK (Convertible)
Jaguar had always produced luxury sports cars. Similarly back in 2007, when sports cars were establishing their domination, Jaguar launched XK. MSRP of the car at that time was $81,500 and with a 300 hp, XK sprint 0-60 in 6 sec. But now in 2022, the price of this car is nearly $20,000 which is not a huge drop from its original price.
5. 2004-2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
The first generation Phaeton was launched in 2004 and is still one of the most luxurious cars. Not very fuel efficient, the brand new Phaeton was priced at $65,000 back in 2006. Available at nearly 1/6 of its initial price, you can buy 2004-2006 Volkswagen Phaeton for less than $10,000 at the used car market.
6. 1994 Jaguar XJS
Still one of the most elegant European luxury cars of the 90s, the 1994 Jaguar XJS comes with multiple engine options. Its powerful V12 produced a peak power of 278 hp at 5,400 rpm. In 1994, the MSRP of XJS was $52,000, it is still impressive how this car still holds a market price of about $9000 – $10,000.
7. 2016-2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
A luxury-class sedan, the E-Class series is produced by Mercedes since 1953. No one would have thought that this car will be on this list. Launched at a price of about $50,000, this 23,000 miles the driven car is available in the used market for $30,000. This price shows that you can experience the vibes of a luxury car at a very reasonable price.
8. 2000 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage
Available in both coupe and roadster form, the 2000 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage was priced at $140,000 for the coupe version and $165,000 for the Volante version. Now, you can buy this vintage 2000 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage at a minimal price of $25,000-$27,000. Volante can be bought at $30,000.
9. 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
The definition of a high-class car is Mercedes-Benz. Its 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL is retailed at an MSRP of $84,000. Very rare cars possess V8 engines at that time and 500SL is one of them which also produces 315 hp. A car that can go over a thousand miles is available at a price very low of $13,000.
10. 1979 Porsche 928
If you are searching for the most affordable car in the used market, you should probably go for the 1979 Porsche 928. Having a V8 engine under its hood, the car can produce 230 hp with a torque of 363 N-m. Available at a price of lower than ten grand ($10,000) in the used market, it is a perfect fit for a Porsche enthusiast.
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