Best used luxury cars 2017 (and the ones to avoid)

With heavy depreciation leading to low prices, used luxury cars make an awful lot of sense. Here are the best you can buy

Words ByAlex Robbins

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1. BMW 5 Series

Regular readers won’t be surprised to see the BMW 5 Series at the top of this list – it’s long been one of the best luxury cars around, and indeed the latest model won our Car Of The Year award this year. But the used 5 Series is also a great all-rounder, with a solid range of punchy, efficient engines, a fantastic interior and lots of equipment as standard. With the optional Variable Damper Control, it also becomes fantastic to drive, though even standard cars ride well and feel composed in corners.

We found: 2013 520d SE, 30,000 miles, Β£16,476

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And the luxury cars to avoid…

Lexus LS

Quiet and well-equipped, the Lexus LS does have some plus points – but it’s hugely expensive, not all that comfortable, and the choice of models is very limited

Volkswagen Phaeton

At bargain basement prices, early Volkswagen Phaetons looks like a decent buy, but have a propensity for big bills, while late models lose their value treacherously quickly.

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