Best used luxury cars for £10,000

Luxury cars combine a sumptuous interior with a cosseting ride, but cost a fortune new. Here, though, we count down the top 10 used luxury cars for just £10k.....

Used luxury cars

Luxury cars are the ones we really all secretly aspire to own. Who wouldn't want a bit of comfort, and a lot of opulence, given half a chance?

Of course, what puts everyone off is the hefty price tag. But it’s possible to buy some of the very best luxury cars for a mere £10,000, if you shop for a used one, and here we’ve assembled 10 of the best for you to consider. Take a look and see if any could tempt you into a life of luxury.

Best used luxury cars for less than £10,000

Best (and worst) used luxury cars for £10,000

It may look a little like a puffed-up Passat, but the understated Phaeton was a genuinely impressive luxury limo, packed full of Volkswagen’s best technology. It’s large and exquisitely made. But the real star of the show is the lavish and spacious interior, which is rammed with kit and features amazingly comfortable leather seats. It’s an iron fist in a velvet glove, in a way, because it’s good to drive and, in this 3.0-litre diesel V6 form, even reasonably economical.

We found 2012 3.0 TDI V6 4Motion, 100,000 miles, £8995

Read the used Volkswagen Phaeton review

9. Lexus LS

Best (and worst) used luxury cars for £10,000

This generation Lexus LS succeeds in exactly the same way the very first one succeeded in 1989 – it’s a luxury machine that does a splendid – perhaps even unparalleled – job of protecting its occupants from the outside world. If its quietness and soothing ride don’t win you over, its interior quality will. It’s loaded with kit, too, as well as all the high-tech paraphernalia you could possibly need or even want. It may be the oldest car of our 10, but that such refinement could now be yours for well under £10k makes the big Lexus a remarkably tempting proposition. Extremely reliable too. 

We found 2007 LS 460 SE-L, 90,000 miles, £9950

Read the used Lexus LS review

8. BMW 7 Series

BMW 7 Series

For our £10k limit, you’re looking at a very good example of the fifth-generation 7 Series – a car that, like most of its previous generations, is almost synonymous with luxury limo-motoring and driving pleasure. In this 730d version, the most popular option, you get an enticing blend of performance and economy, not to mention all the latest tech and plenty of goodies. A good reliability record, too, although parts will be expensive. 

We found 2011 730d SE LWB, 71,000 miles, £10,000

Read the used BMW 7 Series review

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