Pre-owned luxury car for $25,000 - which one?

RossMAN

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Japanese or European only, no domestic!

Prefer automatic, 6 cylinder, no leather (if possible) and navigation system is a plus.

All this talk about new cars has me antsy and we haven't even had our Accord for 1 year yet!
 

NFS4

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Luxury car without leather?? What are you smoking???

That being said:

'97-'01 Lexus ES300
 

RossMAN

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Originally posted by: nan0bug
Wait a year and get a Caddilac CTS.

Either that or a Lincoln LS.

Sorry meant to add Japanese or European only, no Korean, Yugoslavian or Domestic please.
 

Spac3d

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Lexus ES300 with not so many miles would be nice.... but it would be hard to find without leather.
 

RossMAN

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Originally posted by: NFS4
Luxury car without leather?? What are you smoking???

That being said:

'97-'01 Lexus ES300

We just don't care for leather :(

What am I smoking? Shh!
 

NFS4

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Originally posted by: RossMAN
Originally posted by: NFS4
Luxury car without leather?? What are you smoking???

That being said:

'97-'01 Lexus ES300

We just don't care for leather :(

What am I smoking? Shh!

The only luxury car w/o leather that you are going to find is going to be base model stripper which defeats the purpose of a "luxury" car.
 

RossMAN

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Oh well considering I don't wanna borrow another $10k I guess I'm stuck with our cloth Accord 4 cylinder :D
 

bolido2000

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Infiniti I35 should be dirt cheap. The Acura RL-TL might be in that range too. I've seen many Jaguar S-types going for 20K-24K.
The ES300 is a good choice if you don't mind driving an older body style.
 

RossMAN

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How are the I35 and G35 different?

I want an easy to drive front wheel drive, 6 cylinder luxury car.
 

bolido2000

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Originally posted by: RossMAN
How are the I35 and G35 different?

I want an easy to drive front wheel drive, 6 cylinder luxury car.

I35 is based on the Maxima and is FWD (3.5L 255HP) while the G35 (3.5 L260HP) shares the platform with the 350Z and is RWD. Both use the same engine.
 

Thegonagle

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Originally posted by: RossMAN
Oh well considering I don't wanna borrow another $10k I guess I'm stuck with our cloth Accord 4 cylinder :D

I'm happy to see that only 6 minutes after posting your original question, you came back to your senses. You'd take a bath trading in your perfectly fine Accord at this point anyway.
 

StageLeft

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Your specifics are almost a test to see if anybody can come up with a car that follows those guidelines! Used luxury sedan worth $25k FWD with a 6 cylinder auto without leather and has to be european or japanese. Not so many! No leather is the real tricky part.
 

Thegonagle

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Originally posted by: Ameesh
say it with me: "i just bought a new car, now i want to buy a house." :)

Wait a minute. You don't even own a house yet? (I thought you did.) And you're thinking about spending $25,000 on such frivolity as a used luxury car? :confused: It boggles the cerebral mind. (And don't anybody start up on "emotional health," or some other BS justification for setting yourself way back financially for a really expensive toy that will be worth about $25 in scrap one day.)
 

Freejack2

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Originally posted by: RossMAN
Originally posted by: nan0bug
Wait a year and get a Caddilac CTS.

Either that or a Lincoln LS.

Sorry meant to add Japanese or European only, no Korean, Yugoslavian or Domestic please.
No Yugoslavian?!?!?
What was wrong with the Yugo?!?!?
So what if a few parts fell off and the car spent a ton of time in the repair shop...
So what if they had more initial defects than all the other cars combined.
It was still a good car... Really.... :p :) :D