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Since the list is 20 Luxury cars under $40,000 shouldnt the 3 cars over $40,000 not qualify?
Meh. Dressed up Hondas. I guess they might be reliable like Hondas at least.
Audi A4 Allroad:
I like Audis, but have no use for tall AWD station wagons. Buy a proper A4.
BMW 135i Coupe:
In no way is it a luxury car, but that said, it's a hell of a sports coupe.
Lots of people love them, but I'm not interested.
Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac ATS:
Stablemates that from what I've heard are above average sporty mid-luxury sedans. And attractive, too. Way to go GM.
Cadillac CTS Coupe:
I really like the sedan and wagon (especially in -V form!), but for some reason (that heavy-looking ****-end maybe?) I just can't bring myself to like the style of the coupe.
Style and interior are light-years ahead of the previous gen. I like it a lot and would buy a 300 SRT8 over the Charger if I was buying one today.
I'll damn it with faint praise: it's a decent looker, but MyFord Touch will completely keep me out of Fords until above version 25.0. Chrysler rules that space over all manufacturers with their uConnect.
I remember Ponys & Stellars from when they were first introduced in Canada, but I won't hold that against them. Any Hyundai is a very nice car nowadays.
Nicely upgraded Nissan. The G35 was actually on my short list when I was shopping before I bought my SRT8.
Lexus ES 350:
A mid-luxury appliance. There's nothing good or bad to be said about it for people who want to forget they're driving.
Lexus IS 250:
A surprisingly sporty(ish) car from Toyota. I looked at an IS-F briefly.
What a looker! Unfortunately, it's got MyFord Touch, too.
Can't go wrong with a MB. I'd go for the CLA45 AMG myself, but it's 10,000 more than the cap in this article.
Nissan Maxima SV:
Another "they're OK I guess".
Subaru Legacy 3.6R:
Nice car with the famous boxer engine and Subaru's bulletproof AWD. Great car for the snowbelt.
Ugh. That nose! An unattractive version of an appliance for people who don't like to know they're driving.
Very nice looking sedan, but I get mixed signals from VW owners that I know with the "I will definitely/definitely not buy another" reports.
Flaming starts in 3. 2. 1...
I'm sure they're all nice but I cannot bring myself to spend 40 large for any car let alone a Taurus or 300C. Call me a snob if you want but I think they are examples of everything that is still wrong with American auto makers.
I have an old Acura TL - love the car to pieces but wouldn't buy another one unless the completely redid it.
1. They are downright fugly now. It needs a complete makeover.
2. Who cares how many HP it has? Unless you are towing a double wide house, 0-80 is all that matters.
3. The gas mileage sucks.
4. Fix the sound insulation - might as well drive a jeep with the top down.