The good, the bad, and the ugly about luxury cars
If a $20,000 car is what you got, then a $30,000 car would be better and a $40,000 car ideal, right? The answer to that is the one you all know and love: it depends.
Lets start with the obvious: youre movin on up and letting the world know it, whether or not its true. That means more respect, better valet treatment, more dates. Luckily, in most cases theres some truth to back up the image. Despite the increasing availability of features on lower-end cars these days, luxury cars still live up to their name by offering materials that look and feel better (i.e. real wood in the dash, real aluminum instead of painted plastic), soft leather (instead of hard leather, or leather mixed with vinyl), better sound insulation all standard. Luxury cars are also held to a higher standard of performance with more cylinders, better brakes and suspensions, and best of all, often trade up from plain front-wheel-drive layouts to rear-wheel-drive, making driving more interesting. Who wouldnt want their commute to be cozier and more fun at the same time? As a bonus, the owning experience will likely be richer all...