The S-Class is of course almost the go-to luxury car choice in this category, as both a new buy and a used one. It offers an outstanding level of quality, refinement and driver appeal. And, in our chosen spec S350 diesel form, it even boasts reasonable running costs. It’s comfortable, too, with a cosseting ride and the interior is a delight. There’s plenty of tech onboard, of course – all of which is easy to access and use. That you can have all this quality for £10k makes it a luxury car bargain.
We found 2008 S320 CDI, 61,000 miles, £9999
And the luxury car to avoid…
The 300C has a lot going for it; it’s bold, reasonably refined and extremely spacious. But it lacks the sophistication needed to convince people to part with their money, even at less than £10k.
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