What used Lexus GS saloon will I get for my budget?
Prices for an early 2012 GS 250 with average mileage start at around £10,000. This seems like good value for a large luxury car with a high level of standard equipment until you discover that a BMW 5 Series with similar mileage and a more economical 2.0-litre diesel engine could be yours for around £1000 less.
However, if you must have a hybrid car, the tables are turned, because there simply aren't that many alternatives to the GS. The GS 450h has been around the longest, and a 2012 example with 60-70,000 miles should be around the £13,000 mark. The more economical but slower GS 300h came out about a year later and commands a slight premium: a 2013 car with 50,000 miles will start at around £14,500-£16,000.