• Can An Old Lexus Really Give You A V8 With Luxury and Reliability?

Is it possible to have it all, without breaking the bank?

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Most of us would agree that luxury and performance cars are unattainable for most of us. Because of this, we spend a lot of time looking for the best possible bargain. Things are not that simple, however, as when you eventually stumble upon an offer that looks like a bargain, things are often not as they seem. The YouTube channel JayEmm on Cars answers a question many of us have asked. Can you get luxury, reliability, and power, at a bargain price?

Can An Old Lexus Really Give You A V8 With Luxury and Reliability?
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Before we get to the juicy part, it’s worth remembering one thing – context. Jay actually points this out himself, as in Britain luxury cars depreciate immensely after just 10 years. Essentially, he points out that a 10-year old BMW 1-series and a 10-year old BMW 7-series are about the same price. Obviously, we all know that repair bills will not be the same, but that’s another question.

Can An Old Lexus Really Give You A V8 With Luxury and Reliability?
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The Lexus LS430, we see in the video is probably the best car to answer the question. Can you get luxury, reliability, and a V-8 for £5,000? We all know that Toyota and consequently Lexus are a synonym of reliability, but we also know that reliability can vary depending on how a car has been taken care of, over the years. Truth be told, the older the car, the more potential abuse it may have gone through. Not even the most extensive service history can prove otherwise.

Still, that doesn’t stop us from looking at the most car for the buck, with the hope it won’t turn into a money pit. Watch the video below for some helpful insight.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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