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Best '13-15 entry-level "luxury" model vehicle in the mid-20,000s?

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Best '13-15 entry-level "luxury" model vehicle in the mid-20,000s?

What would be your choice? I've heard good things about the Q50 and the A3
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Corolla S with Technology package

luxury doesn't get any more entry-level than that.
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I'd go with a Q50 if you can find one for $25k. Lowest on autotrader is $32,499 for a 2014, so that's a significant discount. Lowest priced A3 is $28k, so only a 10% discount from the selling price. Since this is RFD, higher discount is better.

Don't forget to cross shop with a beige Corolla. Easily achievable for $25k.
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LOL these Beige Corolla comments kill me everytime
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Get an Acura TSX or TL. They are discontinued since 2014, but they are pretty cheap now and good value for the money
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dracolnyte wrote: acura ILX easy
They're fairly cheap from what I can see, but are they good cars though? Most of the reviews I've read claim that they're basically a souped-up Civic with the Acura badge
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According to some people, luxury and entry are not interchangeable. Sorry OP, car doesn't exist. It's a unicorn.

Here's a similar thread with pretty well much same questions and answers. Good luck to you sir.

2017-low-end-luxury-sedans-whats-your-pick-1991145/
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As far as "luxury" goes for your price range you can get into a new Corolla, Sentra, Micra, etc etc. If you know where to look you can put yourself into an '08-'09 C63 or something :P
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I'm shopping around for similar and I've found you can find a base 2013 Volvo S60 with a Certified Preowned Warranty for within $25k. That's if you consider Volvo "luxury" and you don't mind the stigma around the brand.
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I'd go with the Acura TL or Volvo S60. Volvo depreciation always makes them great on the used car market. The BMW 3 series, you most likely won't find one under $30k. Same can probably be said for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4.
dracolnyte wrote: acura ILX easy
Lol no way man. It's worse than the Honda Civic. Source: Owner of one.
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SuburbanGangster wrote: As far as "luxury" goes for your price range you can get into a new Corolla, Sentra, Micra, etc etc. If you know where to look you can put yourself into an '08-'09 C63 or something :P
but can he afford the gas, tires, brakes and maintenance on that thing?
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dracolnyte wrote: but can he afford the gas, tires, brakes and maintenance on that thing?
Maintenance includes new engines
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Buick Verano. Much better car than the Acura ILX.
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For those model years you are probably looking at 27-28k for base models.
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sandikosh wrote: Buick Verano. Much better car than the Acura ILX.
The 2.0T is actually a very good car. Rare as a dodo bird though.
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mr_raider wrote: The 2.0T is actually a very good car. Rare as a dodo bird though.
Fantastic sleeper at 250hp, put a tune in there, watch out. Too bad people didn't look twice at it.
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