Luxury cars are a segment of the auto industry that can completely change how you feel behind the wheel. When you get into a nice luxury car, you immediately attract attention. Certain cars invoke all kinds of emotion, such as a Rolls Royce or a Bentley. These are vehicles that you know are the top of the line in the automotive industry. Luxury cars are also the most negatively affected vehicles when it comes to depreciation. A Mercedes-Benz depreciates much faster than a Honda Accord.
Because of this depreciation, you can get all kinds of luxury cars for a fraction of the price the vehicle was sold for when it was brand new. There are certain luxury cars that you should steer clear of and there are others that not only make a great investment but will make you feel rich when you’re behind the wheel. The following luxury cars were well-built and continue to make drivers feel rich even by today’s standards.
The Lexus SC400 was one of the most over-engineered sports cars of the 1990s but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing because the car aged better than many other sports cars from this era. The V8 engine under the hood is the 1UZ-FE, an engine that cost $400,000,000 for Toyota to develop. The SC400 was and still is one of the best bargains that you can get in the luxury car world. The styling of the car was beautiful when it was released and it still holds up today (via Car and Driver).
The SC400 will make you feel like you’re rich as there are all kinds of unique tech items that are built into this car. There is even a built-in car phone right into the center console. The right quality of the SC400 is also very quiet. There is plenty of insulation to give this car one of the quietest rides on the road. But you’ll still hear the roar of the V8 engine under the hood when you drive it.