Luxury vehicles offer the best comfort. Most times, they are fully loaded with all equipment a car owner would love. However, over the years, these cars begin to depreciate particularly because of increasing repair costs. Based on the results of a survey, below is a list of the most reliable secondhand luxury cars.
8. Audi A6
The models of this car since 2011 till date are worthy secondhand luxury cars to opt for. Its reliability rating comes in at 65.7%. The target price for the used 2013 2. Audi OTDI SE that has 40,000 miles is £13,000. The survey resultsshowed that less than 1 out of 3 owners of the car said they had some problems with the vehicle. However, some of the cars developed serious faults for which the cars had to be off roads for over a week.
The While half of them were fixed with no extra cost incurred, some owners had to part wit over £1,500. Thus, even though it found its way to the list of the most reliable secondhand luxury cars to buy, its dependability still leaves much to be desired.
7. Audi A7
The reliability rating of the Audi A7 produced from 2010 till date is 69.5%. The target price of 2013 Audi SE 3.0 TDI quattro 245 PS S tronic that has 40,000 miles is £20,000.
In general, this car was voted less reliable but its faults were not so serious as compared withothers. Many of the problems the car developed were easily resolved. While some were repairedat no cost, others didn’t cost so much. There were only rare instances where the cost of repair was higher than £1,500.
6. Mercedes-Benz CLS (2005-2010)
The reliability rating of Mercedes CLS manufactured between 2005 and 2010 came in at 75.5%. The car is a good example that it is possible to have looks, quality and also dependability all in one package.
Target price for 2010 Mercedes CLS CLS350 CDI Grand Edition that has 70,000 miles is £9,000. The problem areas of the CLS include bodywork, non-engine electrics and suspension.
The results of the survey shows that the problems did not make the cars undrivable. While several of the cars that developed were repaired at no cost , the ones that cost the most to repair cost £750.
5. BMW 5 Series
This Series manufactured between 2003-2011 stood out as the luxury car during that period and they can still be purchased at reasonable prices. The reliability rating of the BMW 5 is 79.8%.
The target price of 2011 BMW 520d SEthat has 70,000 miles is £10,000. Owners of the vehicle said they didn’t experience any unexpected fault. They added that when the car developed any fault, they were able to get such fault fixed on time but the cost of repair couldbe up to £1,500
4. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
The E-Class Coupe manufactured between 2009 and 2016 has a reliability rating of 88.3%. The target price for 2013 Mercede-Benz E250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Sport that has 40,000 miles is £14,000. Only 14% owners said they experienced problems involving brakes, air con or battery. None of the owners got a free repair and they had to pay bills between £100 and £500.
3. BMW 5 Series
According to the survey, the BMW 5 Series manufactured between 2010 and 2017 are rated 90.5% reliable. The 2013 520d SE that has 40,000 miles comes with a target price of 90.5%
The reliability rating of the newer Series is more than 90%. One out of four owners reported that their cars developed a fault. These faults were minor ones and most of them still remained drivable.
2. Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon
The reliability rating of this saloon manufactured between 2009 and 2016 is 91.2%. The target price for 2013 E250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Sport that has 40,000 miles is £13,000. None of the cars has had a serious problem and in cases when they developed faults the repairs were carried out at no cost. When owners had to pay for repair they didn’t part with more than £500.
1. Lexus GS
This car has a perfect reliability rating. The target price for 2012 450h 3.5 Luxury that has 40,000 miles is £20,000. None of the owners that participated in the survey said the car developed a fault within the last one year. A lot of them also expressed satisfaction with the car.