Lexus LS


Ever wondered how you can make yourself look filthy rich by making an extravagant purchase on something clearly not worthwhile? Yup, choose the Lexus LS. With base pricing anywhere between $75,000 and $81K, it has to be pretty outstanding to be worth the money. It isn’t.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s a beautiful luxury sedan that will be a pleasure to own. Over 400 horsepower with 30 miles per gallon, acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds, and a well-equipped interior are really nice qualities. But it’s nowhere near $75,000 nice, making it a really bad purchase to make.

Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class

Ever wondered what it would be like driving a $50,000 convertible? If you’re considering the Mercedes-Benz SLC Class, here’s some advice: don’t. Instead, choose a Mazda MX-5 Miata for $25,000 and throw the other $25k in the air as you’re driving. It will be more satisfying than driving the Mercedes-Benz SLC.

Sure, the outside still has the Mercedes badging and it looks all right, but there’s hardly any substance to the style. The base 241-horsepower engine is lackluster and it doesn’t hold up to the high standards you expect from a Mercedes.

Cadillac Escalade

The Escalade is a really nice luxury SUV. Cadillac has done a great job giving the full-size SUV amazing curb appeal with awesome interior equipment too. Massive 20-inch wheels are standard, while 22-inch rims are available. Magnetic ride control and sublime heated and cooled seats give it one of the most comfortable rides you can imagine in a vehicle this size.

The trouble is, you can’t drive it. Whether it is issues with the 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8, electronics going on the fritz, or some other problem, it will spend more time in the shop than in your driveway.

The Cadillac Escalade is notoriously unreliable, which is the only reason it hits the list of bad luxury vehicles. But it’s that big of a problem.

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