What alternatives should I consider to a used Audi A8 saloon?
It might be getting on a bit now but the Mercedes S-Class is still one of the best luxury cars of this size. Its interior feels more special than the Audi’s and it drives with a little more verve, though it can’t quite match the splendid isolation the A8 offers.
If you want a car that handles well, though, you should try the Jaguar XJ. It’s the sharpest of these large luxury limos, and it’s also the cheapest to buy – but there are compromises, and they come in the form of a cramped interior that feels more cheaply made than the best, and poor fuel economy.
The BMW 7 Series is worth a look as a value option too – prices are generally lower than they are for the A8 and S-Class, and while it’s not as good as the best, the 7 Series is still an extremely comfortable luxury car. It’s certainly worth a look if you want to get more for your money.