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When shopping for a pre-owned car it’s important to balance reliability, safety, style and, of course, budget. There are a lot of options out there and the choices can seem overwhelming. Today we’re highlighting our picks for the best used cars for the budget-minded luxury shopper.

Honda Accord

The Honda Accord is a mainstay when it comes to reliability and availability, two important factors when weighing used sedan options. Many people overlook the EX and Touring models, which bring the reliability and safety that Accords are known for, but add a touch of luxury and power as well. You can often find models only 1-2 years old in the $20,000 range.

Ford Fusion

Since 2005, the Ford Fusion has quickly become one of the most popular cars in North America. Accompanying its rise to fame has been an interest in its higher end models and hybrids. The SE models are some of the most affordable [...]

The best buys in pre-owned cars under $30k might be more luxurious than you’d expect. Here are our top picks for used luxury cars under $30,000, with many models available for under $25,000!

BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 SeriesThe BMW 3 Series is one of the best used luxury cars under $30,000 in part because it’s also one of the most reliable luxury cars available. You can rest easy knowing that over the last 10 years, the BMW 3 Series has earned top marks in reliability and safety. There are a variety of 3 Series models, years and packages available, but we particularly like the 2007 and 2008 models for their blend of performance, safety and reliability, making them an easy choice as one of the best used luxury cars available under $30k. Mercedes C-Class

Some of the most common questions people ask us are ‘which are the best luxury cars to buy used?’ and ‘which luxury car can I afford?’ We generally recommend the brands below because they offer a great mix of affordable luxury, performance and reliability. Moreover, luxury brands are often those that are the best taken care of, so we keep our inventory full of affordable cars that are in top condition.

Used BMW

Used BMWsNow more than ever, quality used BMWs can be found in the $20-$40k range, making them a very affordable high-line option. We put the BMW 5 Series on our list of top luxury cars under $40k, specifically models from the last few years, due to their high NHTSA & IIHS safety ratings. BMWs are some of the best cars available when it comes to [...]

If you’ve been searching for a new car, you may be surprised to find that many of the best late-model luxury cars are easily within reach on the used market. There are plenty of used luxury cars in the $30-$40k range, but which is going to be your best choice for performance, safety and reliability? Before you wade through pages of listings, check out our picks for the top used luxury cars under $40,000:

Mercedes E350

Mercedes E350The Mercedes E350 is one of the best luxury cars available today. For the last several years, the E350 has scored exceptionally well in reliability and safety, according to JDPower, with the 2011 models scoring near perfect marks. The E-Class has several drivetrain options available, making it one of our favorite used cars in terms of performance as well. The luxurious interior and [...]

Driving a track-worthy car shouldn’t be exclusive to the rich and famous. If you’re in the market, used late-model performance cars can offer a lot of bang for the buck. Plus, they’re already broken in! Below are some of our favorite high performance cars that not only pack a punch, but are also well within reach.

Ford Mustang

Ford MustangFor 50 years the Ford Mustang has been a pervasive performance car with a persuasive starting price. With MSRPs as low as $22,500 for 2014s models, these retro-styled pony cars are within reach for most budgets. For great values in late-model Mustangs, look for 2011 and 2012 models which offer a 305hp V-6 (412hp V-8 in the GT). Lightly used models are pretty easy to come by for well under $20,000!

Chevy Camaro

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