Used Car Recommendations: <20k , sedan, fun drive, relatively reliable, (ideally) luxury brand
Hope I'm positing this in the right area. My 2000 Honda Accord is finally hitting the dust (it had a good run), so I'm looking to upgrade.
In the next year I'll finally be finishing my residency, and while I'm not looking to break the bank, I'd like to buy a used car that reflects the the long road of training I've completed. I'm not planning on this being my top-level driver that I may buy down the road, but rather a nice transition car that I can drive happily for the next 5-8 years until it either breaks or I decide to upgrade. Ideally, I'm looking at a sedan in the 15-20k range, and something a bit more recent (i.e. 2012 and later). While I'm not necessarily set on a luxury brand, they seem to offer the type of styling I'm into. Obviously lower kilometers the better, but would be open to something with a bit more as long as they have reputation for being quite reliable (i.e. Lexus, etc.). As I've hinted at, something that won't have exorbitant maintenance costs would be a bonus, but I'm willing to pay a bit more for upkeep for the right car.
One of my biggest requirements is something that is fun to drive - something peppy with good acceleration and handling. I'm not into the racing or mod scene, and am not looking for an absolute beast of a performance car, but just something that won't feel sluggish after a month of owning it.
Based on my research, cars which seem to fit the bill include:
- Acura TL
- Infiniti G37x, Q50
- Lexus GS or ES
- Audi A6 (this one is borderline - I've seen a few used one with higher kilometers. I absolutely love the styling - though I've heard some horror stories with maintenance)
Anyone have any recommendations or thoughts? Thanks a lot!