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How To Find the Best Luxury Car

Introduction

A luxury car is more expensive than an ordinary car. It is a vehicle that offers more comfort than ordinary vehicles, usually fitted with leather seats and advance features in the interior. The engine of a luxury car is also built differently resulting to a better performance than the average car. Quality and robust components comprise the exterior and interior parts of a luxury car. It is designed and built using the highest standards for safety with precise handling and maneuvering capabilities. The term luxury car is used loosely and can include different categories of vehicles from mid to large size cars. SUVs, pick-ups, and compact cars can also be classified as a luxury car. If you are looking for a luxury car, find out how you can the find the best ones on the market.

Step 1

Read independent reviews. One of the best ways to find out about performing luxury cars is to check what reviewers are saying. For 2012, U.S. News came up with its own rankings for a luxury car priced from $40,000 to $60,000. The magazine evaluated/compiled the ratings of automotive experts on each luxury car based on a set of criteria. performance, interior, exterior, and overall rating. The results were aggregated and each luxury car was ranked and scores ranged from 1 to 10. Based on their results, the 2012-Mercedes Benz E-Class topped the list followed by the 2012 Audi 6. Other cars that made it to the list of luxury cars are Hyundai, Infinity, Jaguar, BMW, Volvo, Lexus, Lincoln, and Acura.

Step 2

Car and motoring magazines have their ratings as well when it comes to ranking a luxury car. Check for reviews of a luxury car in magazines (electronic and print versions) such as Car and Driver, Road and Track, and Car Magazine. Car and Driver is part of the Hearst publishing company and has a large circulation in the country. The latter is a publication by Bauer International and has editions in different languages. You can also check Top Gear, Evo and What Car? Top Gear has also a TV show of the same name, so if you could watch one, you'll get ideas of cool and luxury cars that are being road tested. Look at other automotive magazines such as Auto and Travel, Motor Trend, and Hot Rod.

Step 3

Another way to find information on a luxury car is to go to dealerships and talk to the sales agent. You'll be able to check the manufacturers line of luxury cars from compact and sedan cars to mid size SUV and hybrid vehicles. Note that each car brand has its own line of premium vehicles that are different in quality, performance, and price range.

Step 4

The classification of a luxury car can be categorized further to include entry level premium cars, mid luxury, high luxury, ultra luxury, and superior luxury cars. Brands such as Maserati, Porsche, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Aston Martin fall in the highest category of luxury cars and cost over $100,000. In addition, their inventories are limited and owing to their pricey tags, a few people could afford them.

Step 5

You can also check the person websites of a luxury car. Information on the latest models and designs of a luxury car are on the site. The Porsche website, for example, gives info not only on the latest designs and offers of a Porsche luxury car but also about the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tips

Taxes on a luxury car are often high in addition to the amount of insurance that you have to pay on it monthly. Buying secondhand or pre-owned luxury cars is one way of getting one of these coveted vehicles. However, they are still expensive and is not really an expense that fits most budgets.

Sources and Citations

Porsche.com

Maserati.com

U.S. News

By Marie, published at 03/15/2012
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