The CAR WIZARD talks about the pitfalls of buying EuroCheap cars

I Bought 4 Unfixable Luxury Sedans Because I Never Learn From My Mistakes

There are rare exceptions, and some I might try as a third or fourth or fifth car, understanding it will frequently be down for maintenance, but in general it’s better not to think of the expensive European luxury cars at all. Or the newer American ones. They’re all built with too much technology, which may also have been adopted too early (i.e. not ready yet).

I think I’d rather be in a lower end American “luxury” car from the 60’s/70’s/80’s. They aren’t fast and won’t handle well, but they ride great and the styling really sticks out now. Some of the stuff that seemed like a good idea back then is truly bizarre today, but it’s so different that, even if it’s bad, it’s still kinda good. I’d rather have that then a new Mercedes that costs as much as a house and which most people can’t tell apart from a Hyundai.