7 cheap-to-own luxury cars

Affordable luxury doesn’t need to be a contradiction. These 7 cars will deliver high-end amenities without the high-end price tag.
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Jun 6, 2012 10:21AM
"7 cheap-to-own luxury cars"

At between $1000 and $1500 a MONTH this is CHEAP?  If so, I'd hate to see the "expensive" ones.


What planet are you guys from?

Jun 13, 2012 5:38PM

Good grief.  As an economist, I don't consider any of these cars to be "cheap" to own.  Who writes this drivel?

Jun 6, 2012 3:18PM

I'm sorry, when did Hyundai become a luxury car brand?


Jun 5, 2012 10:04PM
Are they "cheap" luxury cars or "inexpensive" luxury cars? There is a difference.
Jun 13, 2012 7:29PM
I have owned a BMW as well as 40 other cars from various manufacturers both foreign and domestic. BMW's are a financial disaster on wheels. To put into print that a $68,000 car that gets 15 MPG is cheap to own is someone that is playing with statistics and not dealing with the reality of repairing or servicing one of these vehicles. 
Jun 6, 2012 3:07AM

The title of this page is 7-cheap-to-own luxry cars. There was no speak of quality of the cars. Also, there was no mention of where the vehicles place of construction was. Two of the cars are Korean made and many others were fabricated in Europe. This is what is wrong with America. People do not have ability to think for themselves. Many are elitists and feel as if America is the one and only country with things made of high quality. The reality is that, in car industry, the US companies have been far behind the quality curve for many years. The "junk from japan" (priceml), has been of higher quality and value for the past two decades.  

Jun 13, 2012 4:29PM
I do not condsider Kia and Hyundai luxury cars. Cheap wannabe's
Jun 13, 2012 7:22PM
this guy has no idea what a cheap car is...
Jun 6, 2012 12:11PM

anyone else sick and tired of seeing these love and dating comments in amongst comments on the articles presented? can't anything be done about those posts?


american cars are on a  par with many euro cars today. quality has improved  greatly and repairs are infrequent. i find it uncomfortable sitting and driving in a japanese car. i think they are made for smaller people. couldnt wait to get rid of my nissan rogue that i leased. give me a full sized american car anytime or even a mid sized.  for  business i  own 2  dodge  grand caravans. one  a  2005 with 175,000 miles, the other  a  2010. no  complaints , good  value for the money.

besides, all those japanese cars look the same.

Jun 13, 2012 5:40PM

  I and my spouse have a Lincoln Town car and have had several and find that it is a very good car on gas mileage and great ride .  If the lincoln town car isn't a luxury  car in america , don't have one.   We have always had to buy used town cars but they have all been great.  The one we have now gets from 23 miles per galon up to 27 miles per gal.   I hate that Ford Motor quit makeing them.  If I could afford it I would have the last one made. 

   mary f. tucker 

Jun 13, 2012 7:04PM

None of these are that cheap/inexpensive.  People who can afford luxury cars shouldn't think about the cost.  Those who can't afford them should focus on something safe, reliable and economical.  Those on the cusp shouldn't let themselves get seduced by the luxury car mystique that they go beyond their means unless they really think so little of themselves.  There's too many TV shows and movies filmed in Los Angeles so you think everyone must own a car that costs as much as your house in Florida.  There's better ways to spend your money.

Jun 6, 2012 7:46AM
So I guess Delta has NEVER voted. What do you suggest people do in the political area? You, I know aren't helping either. Also, I have owned a couple foreign cars along with American. Foreign is far from "JUNK" as people claim. Really though it boils down to how well you take care of your vehicle. Most people just treat it like pos.
Jun 14, 2012 11:06AM

If you plan on keeping a car for a long time, Mercedes is the one to own.  I have worked on cars all my life and when you look below the skin, you see all the extras that Mercedes puts into to their cars to make them rugged and long lasting.  Here are a few things that I can think of.

o ground wires to every electrical device

o extra long oil drain plug to prevent stripping

o silver plated contacts on electrical relays, etc

o access holes on wheel rims for precise alignment.

o dual latches on hood

o rubber jacking pads on chassis

If you look at the statistics  for cars that are on the road the longest, Mercedes always tops the list.

Jun 13, 2012 4:47PM
I can't decide which company currently has the ugliest cars on the road today.  Acura or Lincoln ?
Jun 6, 2012 10:36AM
Yea,  I'd pay 60 grand for a Hyundai.   Here's your sign
Jun 6, 2012 9:59AM
What determines the true cost to own number? I wonder what they're including; fuel, insurance, maintenance, depreciation? Quality means a lot of different things to different people, just stick a
blue propeller on a pig and its the greatest luxury tourer in the world for a lot of people.

Jun 14, 2012 10:51AM
Well, I laughed my butt off the other day when my wife told me, after I was having a problem with my truck and expressing my dissatisfaction with it, " If it has tits or wheels, you're gonna have trouble with it". You know, shes right! Neither one of them are cheap to keep.
Jun 14, 2012 12:17PM
I saw Kim Kardasssian trying to fit into a used Hyundai butt her butt was too huge.
Jun 13, 2012 5:28PM
I made sure my car was 100% built in Japan... even if the automobile is traditionally an american made car? its not ! check the sticker and vin number to see where the parts are made... manufactored? etc... and the Traditional american 3 are not 100% American built cars anymore??? Plus who wants to spend $50,000 on a car anyway??? wayyyyy over priced and they depreciate!!! I buy for price, (affordability) reliability... safety and mileage!!! then I drive it till the wheels fall off!!!
Jun 13, 2012 5:00PM

Hyundai and Kia luxury cars?? Please, they wish. Just cause they ripped off the appearance? The fit and finish is far from luxurious. They obviously lack sophisticated taste.

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