5 Cheap Luxury Cars That Fool People Into Thinking They’re Expensive!

5 Cheap Luxury Cars That Fool People Into Thinking They’re Expensive!

Hey guys Cristian here, and yes I’m back. So there are many cars out there that continuously
fool people into thinking they are very expensive to buy. But the truth is, a lot of those cars are
actually pretty affordable, as in like cheap. Today I’ll show you 5 perfect examples. And if this video gets 5K likes, I may consider
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250. To most people, a Mercedes is a Mercedes,
which is why many may classify the CLA 250 as an expensive car to buy. Well this specific model, that’s not quite
the case, consider it an entry entry level mercedes, that’s right, I used the word
entry twice. This car’s sole purpose was to target younger
buyers while having a low enough price point to compete with low class cars from other
manufacturers. Actually was a pretty smart idea. Get you into their ecosystem at a lower than
usual price point and next thing you know it, you’ve upgraded into an actual C class. Of course the CLA 250 has some comprises for
a Mercedes that once carried a brand new sticker price of around 30K. Instead of a RWD system like most Mercedes,
this car is FWD. In fact it was the first FWD Mercedes offered
in the United States when it first released for the 2014 model year. IDK a FWD Mercedes, eh just doesn’t sound
right just like FWD BMW, yet they both offer models like that. The CLA 250’s interior is another giveaway
that corners were cut to accommodate a lower price point, It doesn’t look bad, it’s
just that the materials and refinement you’d normally find in a Mercedes aren’t quite
there, but that is expected. Ride quality has been described as a bit too
harsh for car with Mercedes Badge by many auto journalists and the performance numbers
you get out of the powerplant isn’t really that exciting, well at least for car enthusiasts.. It’ a 2L 4 cylinder turbo engine that produces
208HP and 258lb-ft of torque. Combine that power with the overall car weight
of around 3300lbs and A 0-60mph sprint happens in 6.5 seconds. Here’s the thing, the CLA 250 is not a bad
car to own, it definitely has its positives. The exterior design looks absolutely stuning
in my opinion. It has the right touch of sportiness and looks
much more expensive than what they sell for. Gas mileage is a plus factor as well courtesy
of the 2L engine. 26MPG city and 38MPG highway which is very
impressive if you ask me. And it comes equipped with a dual clutch system,
which is a big surprise for a car of this price point. You can easily find them used for around 11K
and ones with lower miles for around 12K. You’ll end up with a relatively quick and
efficient car with a premium badge. You won’t get air suspension or massaging
seats but you still get the Mercedes badge that’ll have many thinking you paid much
more for the car. Second car is the Chrysler 300. While this car here won’t trick any car
enthusiasts into thinking it’s more expensive than what it actually is, non car people now
that is a different story. The unmistakable front end sort of represents
something it’s not. A Rolls Royce? Or maybe a Bentley. Or even both. And I don’t think that was done by accident. The Chrysler 300 has always sold very well
over the years for a reason, By making this model look more high end than what it really
is, it’s been able to survive in the market for as long as it has. It’s been around since 2005 then receiving
an update in 2011 and now it’s only one out of 3 cars offered chrysler on their website. I’ve personally driven a 300 many times,
I mean who hasn’t? Every time I was in a situation that i needed
a rental car, Entreprise always provided me with one of these. First thing you notice about the 300 is that
it’s a big car. You can see it and you can definitely feel
it when you’re driving. It has a bit of a boat feeling, but the positive
of it being a large car is the amount of space you get inside. You can easily fit adults of all sizes in
the front and in the rear. Imagine that, roomy rear seats, something
that seems like a dying feature nowadays due to sloping exterior lines. Road trips are comfortable, the ride is smooth
and very quiet. As far as power goes, the 300 comes equipped
with 3.6L V6 that produces 292HP and 260lb-ft of torque which is more than enough for most
people. Sometimes you snag a steal and find a 300
S or 300 C that comes equipped with the more capable hemi powerplant. A 5.7L V8 that produces 363HP and 394lb-ft. But if you go that route just prepare for
fuel efficiency to take a major hit. Overall if your looking for a cheap way to
get into luxury well the Chrysler 300 can be a good choice. It’s packed with a ton of features you’d
normally wouldn’t get for the price, the muscular exterior design resembles an executive
level car and if you debage it, you may fool a bunch of people when out on the road. Reliability wise, eh it’s not that good. people always say you’ll never forget your
first chrysler because for most it’s normally their last because of how unreliable than
can be. Which is probably why you can probably find
them for cheap second hand. I was able to find 2015 models for around
a little under and a little over 10K. Third car on the list is the Genesis G70. Okay so this car here is not necessarily cheap
in price but hear me out. It definitely looks much more expensive than
what it goes for even if it is an extension of the Hyundai brand. Let’s call it attainable or affordable rather
than cheap. The genesis badge alone fools just about anyone
that it’s some sort of an exotic brand cough cough bentley, and all the features that come
equipped rival those found on more popular german luxury cars like the BMW 3 series,
Mercedes C class and Audi A4. And unlike those cars which are commonly seen
on the road, the G70 can probably attracts much more attention. I mean Genesis in general doesn’t have much
brand awareness among the general population. They only offer 3 cars at the moment and no
SUVs or trucks. They are the G70 which is all new for the
Genesis brand, the G80 which was formerly known as the Hyundai Genesis and the G90 which
was known as the Equus. The G70 is a sweet looking car in my opinion
and where you can really see it’s prestige is on the front end with that massive grill,
very unique bumper design and that very distinctive badge. The interior is equally as impressive, quality
materials used throughout and laid out nicely. As far as performance goes you can get the
G70 in two different variants. A 2L turbo version that produces 252HP and
260lb-ft. Or a 3.3L twin turbo V6 that produces 365HP
and 376lb-ft, it’s the same one used in the Kia Stinger GT, fun fact the entire G70
uses the same platform at the Stinger, which is why looking at it from the side you can
see some resemblance. The G70 just focuses a bit more on luxury
while the Stinger GT leans more towards sportiness. But don’t get me wrong, the G70 can be sporty
as well especially if you have one with the sport package installed which includes brembo
brakes, a sportier exhaust, 19inch wheels wrapped in pilot sport 4s michelin tires and
even a traditional 6 speed manual transmission. You heard me right, a traditional 6 speed. Gotta love what the Koreans are doing with
their cars, once known for cheap and rather unreliable cars, now are actually producing
some quality ones. I think Hyundai did a good move by serating
Genesis as it’s own brand in 2015 because let’s be honest badges matter to people
more than they should. You can find a Genesis G70 for around 29K
and while that may sound like a lot to many people, on the road it can pass off for a
car that is worth twice that price. 4th cheap car on the list is the Maserati
Ghibli. Now this one is a real shocker. We are talking about a car that has depreciated
by more than 75% in just 2-3 years. That honestly has to be a record. And even though the Ghibli is considered an
entry level Maserati, it still has a starting price of around 71K. And now you can find them for well under 20K
second hand! Of course there is a reason for that. High Maintenance cost and poor reliability! It’s sad because many people already know
this about Maserati cars which is why you can easily find them at such a low price. Funny story, A buddy of mine went to go look
at one recently. 2015 with around 50K miles selling for just
25K. Keep in mind he was driving a Toyota Camry
at the time. I told him don’t do it, unless they offer
him a good deal on an extended warranty either that or that the dealer can prove that all
the major services have been performed. To make a long story short, he didn’t listen
to a word I said and purchased the car on his terms. 2 days later, guys two days later, the engine
light was bright as hell, followed by the brake light, the car started to misfire and
shake, the pads were low, the rotors were warped and now my friend has pay 10K out of
pocket to fix everything. That’s almost half of what he paid for the
car! Anyways let’s talk about some positives
about the Ghibli.This a businessman car, Driving one of these will get you lots of attention
and compliments, I mean after all it is a Maserati even if it is an entry level one. Very few cars at this price point can attract
as much attention. Another positive thing that really stands
out about the Ghibli is the exhaust note. Maserati absolutely perfected this on their
cars. I guess you can partially give credit to Ferrari
for assisting them with the engine. The base version one and the S Q4 variant
are turbocharged V6 engines, the lower spec one produces 345HP and 369lb-ft while the
S one produces 406HP and 404lb-ft. If you want others to believe you just received
a promotion at work well then get a Ghibli, but remember you’ll be taking a risk when
it comes to reliability. But hey some would rather gamble to have a
more exciting car. Like me! 5th and final car is the Cadillac ATS. first
launched in 2012 as a smaller and more affordable and some would say a more fun size alternative
to the CTS. Sadly it didn’t get much attention though
because of the big spotlight the CTS had on it. Auto journalist loved the ATS for the most
part, especially when they had a chance to drive the AST-V. So why didn’t it sell well? Let’s put it like this, Cadillac aimed directly
at BMW’s 3 series playing field a market that is so exclusive and hard to compete in. On top of that it seems like Cadillac in general
has been tanking over the years and they simply aren’t what they used to be. Their push to gain the trust and attention
of younger buyers seems like a failure. Many still think Cadillac cars are only driven
by older people. Reliability is also a concern. They are among one of the autobrands that
always tend to place towards the very bottom of most dependability lists mainly due to
bad electric failures. I’ve personally like cadillac. I was a big fan of the Escalade growing up,
and I’m also a fan the bodystyling of the CTS and ATS The lines and angles are so unique
and they really do separate themselves from what seems like copy paste designs used throughout
the luxury segment. There are many engine variants available from
2012 through 2019, but the ATS’s I was able to find for hte most affordable price from
years 2015 was the 2L 4cyl turbo variation. It produces 272HP and 295lb-ft of torque making
it a pretty capable car performance wise. Best part is that you can find them for around
16K which is more than 50% less than what their sticker prices once were. Cadillac discontinued them back in 2018 so
you won’t find them new anymore, but why go new when you can save all that money getting
them used. Remember guys 5k likes and I’ll create a part
2. As always thanks for watching, till next time.

About the Author: Michael Flood


  1. Not a luxury but Toyota MR2 Spyder gets people to think it’s expensive af but a used one is usually less than $10k it’s got crazy good looks too! Also it’s reliable being a Toyota

  2. Just learned the g70 shares the engine and chassis with the stinger. I would much rather have a g70, they look dope.

  3. Bro I just wanted to let you know your show is awesome I don’t even have a bmw and I enjoy the build 😅 keep doing you pops

  4. You should’ve mentioned the Alfa Romeo Giulia. The 2.0T has 280 hp hits 60 in 5 seconds flat looks great and can be found for around 25k

  5. I8 is the biggest waste of $ in car history and depreciates like crazy 2017 3k miles for 60k its unreal what garbage the car is

  6. I respect that this guy made a sponsor for us to buy cheap gifts and the fact that he made this expensive looking cars that are actually cheap during December so we can buy it all

  7. Great to have you back Christian! We missed you! Looking forward to part 2. I have no doubt 5k will be hit within a week. Best wishes brother and Peace out!

  8. the 2011 and up is more reliable then previous gen which carried the 2.7L and 3.5L my friend had a 2011 300 with 300k miles he bought from a taxi company and it drove great until he opt out for a dodge charger hellcat

  9. Genesis maybe fools people and the Maserati for sure, but the CLA and others yeah you can fool people into thinking you have a 30k car on a lease or something lol. Cadillac I dont know, dont have many in europe.

  10. 2015-2017 Genesis Sedan 5.0L is a good one as well.
    I worked at a Hyundai dealership when they came out with that model and they are amazing. The older model with the V8 is really good as well but good luck finding one in good condition

  11. My Father picked up a 2017 Ghibli six months ago, we put over 4K miles on it and it’s running like a clock. Fingers crossed it stays that way… who am I kidding it won’t🙃

  12. I can't believe how cheap the cars are in the US. Let;s compare some stuff. In Poland most people earn around 2500-3000 PLN (approx 900 $) but a second hand CLA You mentioned costs around 100 000 PLN (approx 25k $). So in Poland You have to save money for YEARS to buy one. I assume that in the US most people can buy that car after about 6 months.. Is it right? If so, I'm getting depressed.. 😉

  13. I dont know how much they go for in the US since im from Europe, but I think you can find BMW F10 for around $25k – $30k.. best thing? under 70 000km (50 000 miles ish, a bit less)
    at least they go for that money here in Germany, God bless her 😄

    edit: good to have u back buddy!

  14. The Chrysler 300…. ughhh. It might have had some style when it was released but man it's so overplayed by now. I seem the everywhere.

  15. Found a clean title, always garaged, no accidents M-B SL500 for under $18k 3 months ago. Gorgeous, costs less than a new Civic, and with only 26,004 miles. Everyone guesses it is much, much more expensive. (And of course maintenance eventually probably will be.)

  16. You wanna look rich for less than 30K? Get a 2013-2015 Porsche Cayenne GTS .
    Great thing, looks sick and is reliable.
    You can get a Panamera to…

  17. (Chrysler 300) If that pulled up outside your house you would think, oh no a drug dealer is here – Jeremy Clarkson

  18. With wealth of on-line info, it’s NOT easy to fool fine folks out there anymore….especially that almost everyone has a smartphone where access info is just few taps/swipes away! At the end-of-the day, I don’t think I wanna project a wrong image.

  19. Mercedes-Benz on no.21 and BMW on 17? Oh C'mon, we all know that Mercedes-Benz are more reliable than BMWs and even retain more value.

  20. Add to this the pre-facelift 7 series F01, used they are well under 10k and still look very modern and its the flagship model.

  21. hi I m from india and I love ur videos…but here is the thing none of them are available in india.
    here is ur challenge u hv to make a video of cars available in india…God Bless You! <3

  22. Everyone thinks my immaculate 2008 E60 is a brand new car and that im rich. The design has really aged well and should of been this list!

  23. I agree with your review of the Ghibli. I would not buy a model older than two years (previous to 2017/2018, when a lot of updates where introduced to improve it). An existing warranty is very important. The engine has been proved to be reliable, but even the regular maintenance is very expensive and older models have higher chance of failure of course. You need to afford a new/almost new Ghibli, in order to afford its maintenance. So, don't get fooled just to show off, and buy a newer model only if you can afford the higher price of $50k+ for a 2018/19 S Q4 (AWD with the Twinturbo 430cv is the way to go for decent performance) . I did the same and I love it.

  24. My ATS was one of my best find if not the best, a 2015 3.6L NA v6 AWD under 8k miles for 24k back in 2016 still makes wonder if I should trade it in for the ats V

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