5 More Reliable Luxury Cars Under 5K

5 More Reliable Luxury Cars Under 5K


So I’ll start by saying that this list was
probably the hardest one to make. Sure you can buy an affordable reliable luxury
car but for under $5K? Now that’s just pushing it. But I did try my hardest so please try to
cut me some slack. Oh and I included 2 European cars in this
video, so make sure to watch the entire video to see what they are and then feel free to
blow me up in the comment section. Sup guys I’m Cristian and this is Vehicle
Virals, as always if you enjoy the video make sure to subscribe for more automotive content. Now let’s get started. First car is the Infiniti G35. This is the car that was originally presented
as an affordable alternative to BMW 3 series at the time. In fact this model here was responsible for
turning the Infiniti’s brand around after not really having the hottest start in 1989
when it first introduced models like the Q45 and M30. While yes Infiniti is Nissan’s luxury brand
I wouldn’t say the G35 is a true luxury car. Surely it has enough features to make a luxury
car but it has it’s fair share of sportiness. Which can be a good thing for those looking
for a fun car. It’s essentially an upscale 350z with back
seats. Its rwd, has a sports tuned suspension, and
imo surprisingly good exhaust note, not too loud not to quiet. You be the judge… Also this is the quickest luxury car on the
list thanks to it’s 3.5L V6 engine that produces 298 HP and 260lb-ft of torque for the manual
transmission version. Performance numbers take a small dip if you
opt in for the automatic version. Fun fact, the Infiniti G35 had class leading
horsepower at the time. Overall Interior quality is acceptable and
wasn’t too impressive at the time for the earlier models but in 2005 Infiniti updated
the G35s panels and materials adding aluminum and wood. So if you want a nicer interior go for the
2005-2007. Oh and let me throw this in. You get 2 glove boxes and a trunk passthrough
in all models. Never really knew the need of a small passthrough
but oh well it’s there. Next car is the Lincoln Town car. This is a big american limousine like road
car, with a long hood, a soft ride, a huge trunk and superb reliability. Definitely doesn’t carry the styling everyone
will go crazy for but honestly after taking a ride in one you’ll realize that this is
what a luxury car should be. It’s also the only car on this list that carries
a V8 engine. It’s a 4.6L that produces 239HP and 287lb-ft
of torque. Not the most powerful V8 in the world but
you do get decent gas mileage, 17mpg city and 25mpg hwy. And get this, it’s a RWD car which means you
can have a bit of fun with it. Practicality on this car is a major win. Lots of room, it can hold up to 6 passengers,
and has a deep trunk that can carry several golfclubs or several bodies. The driving experience is what you expect
from a vehicle such as the Town car. The cabin is extremely quite with minimal
wind and road noise unless of course you floor it. Not only does the town car look classy, it’s
comfortable, it’s practical, and it is very safe as well thanks to it’s body on frame
design. In fact the town car was the first passenger
car to receive 5 star government safety ratings in all 5 categories. That said, for those that prefer a car that
rides marshmallow soft, with great practicality, and high safety ratings, then look no further. 3rd car on the list is the Lexus GS300. Also known as the Toyota Aristo in Japan. It was known for having a good blend of luxury
and sport leaning more towards the luxury side. It favors a smooth ride over a sporty ride
making it great for passengers. For some the exterior might not be too exciting
but you gotta admit its definitely not lacking character. Apparently the 4 eye headlights was inspired
by the Lexus SC300, but let’s be honest it resembles more of it’s competitors headlights
at the time cough cough Mercedes. The GS carries a 3L V6 engine that produces
220HP and 220lb-ft of torque. Fun fact it’s actually the same engine used
in the MK4 Toyota Supra a engine that is very popular for it’s tuning potential. You get decent gas mileage, 18mpg city and
25hwy. Unlike the Supra you don’t get an option for
a manual gearbox but what you do get are shifter buttons located on the steering wheel, for
somewhat of a sporty experience. When it comes to the interior you get a cockpit
that’s good for all sizes, soft comfortable leather seats, some unique features like a
clean designed gauge clusters that become visible when the car turns on and a card holder
compartment. It’s actually the first time I’ve seen a dedicated
card holder in a car. 4th car on the list is the Mercedes E320. Yes a Mercedes has made my list for reliable
luxury cars. Time to let the hate comments flow. Believe it or not the E320 is one of the most
reliable Mercedes cars ever built. Sure if the car breaks down it won’t necessarily
be cheap to repair due to the obvious, it’s a German vehicle but as far as dependability
goes this car here is pretty bullet proof. At the time the Eclass was known as the staple
of Mercedes Benz lineup. Actually it was the company’s best selling
line worldwide as well. When it comes to the exterior in my opinion
this is a timeless design, still looks classy and it carries the iconic four-eyes face that
first came to life in the 1996 E-class. The interior offers a bunch of features that
came standard like 12 way power and heated seats, a sunroof, dual side climate control,
and an over engineered cup holder. Moving on to performance you get a 3.2L V6
engine that produces 221 HP and 231 lb-ft of torque, just enough power to get you out
of sticky situations. If you’re looking for a mid-size luxury sedan
that offers a combination of safety, luxury, practicality, sportiness and of course status
for less than $5K then this is a solid pick. Just make sure to maintain it on a regular
basis to avoid a potential money pit situation. Simply put, Don’t buy a Mercedes if you can’t
afford to treat it like one. 5th and final car on the list is the Volvo
S40. This was the model that decided to move away
from the angular squarish look Volvo’s were all known for. The S40 was built with a collaboration with
both Ford and Mazda on the cl platform. Sharing engineering from both the Mazda 3
and the Ford focus. This is a car that has outstanding safety,
I mean it is Volvo after all. Also the S40 really doesn’t have a reputation
for powerful performance, honestly imo Its quite mediocre. But on the flip side you get better gas mileage
than the other cars on this list. 19mpg city and 27mpg hwy. It carries an inline 5 that only produces
168HP making it the slowest car on this list. Hold up an Inline 5? Seriously? Anyways The S40 appears to be a small size
car pretty much the same size as the Honda Civic but surprisingly it carries plenty of
room inside for passengers and cargo. The interior is simple yet classy, the dashboard
has a waterfall style that kind of looks like it was poured into place. Just like the Mercedes parts for this car
won’t come cheap but if you manage find one in good condition with a good maintenance
history this is a car that will be reliable for years to come. If you enjoyed the video make sure to like
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maybe you all know some options I left out? Make sure and comment them down below. Thanks for watching guys, see ya next time!