Best (and worst) used luxury cars for £25,000

Luxury cars need to combine a sumptuous interior with a cosseting ride. Here we count down the top 10 for £25k – and reveal the one to avoid...

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Mark Pearson
22 November 2017

Mercedes S-Class

Even in a class full of such serious contenders, the S-Class stands out. It is, of course, almost the go-to choice in this category when new, and the same values translate to the car used. It offers an outstanding level of quality, refinement and driver appeal, and, in our chosen spec S350 diesel form, even has reasonable running costs. It’s comfortable, too, with a cosseting ride, and the interior is a classy delight. There’s plenty of tech on board, as you'd expect, but it’s all easy to access and use. That you can have all this quality in a nearly new car for such a modest price even makes it a bit of a luxury car bargain.

We found: 2013(13) S350 AMG, 33,000 miles, £19,490

Read the used Mercedes-Benz S-Class review

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And the luxury car to avoid…

Infiniti Q70

Infiniti Q70

The Q70 is large, has a smart interior and is well built. £25,000 would just about buy you a nearly new 2017 car with a 17 registration plate and only 4000 miles on the clock. We wouldn’t bother, though.