I’ve been driving a piece of crap, beat up Ford truck (I needed it for deliveries at an older job), feel like driving something nice for a change, and a $10K note won’t really force me to make any sacrifices. Would prefer to go with an older luxury car vs. a newer Taurus or something, especially since I’ve heard of some very durable BMWs and Benzes.
Jag 2003 X-Type
fewest miles of the lot by a good margin, but I’ve read of more reliability issue with Jags than the rest.
2002 Mercedes C320
2001 BMW 540i
2003 Audi A6
The Audi seems to have the best reviews, but it’s my least favorite aesthetically. The BMW and Benz are my favorite on first impression. Of course I’ll test drive each and form my own opinion, but I’d like opinions from more knowledgeable folks on reliability of those models and which seems to be the best deal so I don’t get bamboozled.