3 Luxury Cars That Scotty Kilmer Thinks You Can’t Afford

If you’re remotely into cars, then there are probably at least a few floating around in the “dream garage” in your head. Maybe there’s a Ferrari in there or an old Land Cruiser. Or, if you’re more practical, there may even be a Toyota Prius.

In case you’re unsure of the type of cars you would pick, Scotty Kilmer, a master mechanic and automotive YouTuber, recently posted a video on three luxury cars that you might consider for your dream garage. However, he warns that you might not be able to afford them.

Guests work alongside internationally renowned photographer, Greg Williams, to create their own imagery of the visually arresting LC 500h during the Lexus "Through The Lens" event.
Guests work alongside internationally renowned photographer, Greg Williams, to create their own imagery of the visually arresting LC 500h during the Lexus “Through The Lens” event. | Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images for Lexus

2018 Lexus LC 500h

We’ll admit that the Lexus LC 500 is undoubtedly taking up real estate our dream garage. After all, we did award it the “Best Driving Experience Award for 2021.” But that was the V8 model. The LC 500 that Scotty Kilmer details in his video is a hybrid model that combines a V6 with a pair of electric motors and a 1.1-kWh lithium-ion battery. The combined output for this setup is 354 hp and 30 mpg, which is shocking considering it’s a supercar.

Powertrain aside, the LC 500 hybrid is super comfortable for two people. Sure, there are two seats in the back, but they’re more suitable for child seats than actual adults. The leather is supple, and the controls are easy to use. The suspension is comfortable as well.

“Being a Lexus, it rides like a dream. For a short-base sports car, I’ve never been in one that rode smoother than this,” Kilmer said.

It’s too bad that a 2022 Lexus LC 500h costs over $113,000, which is unobtainable for most Americans. Also, used examples are selling for around $70,000 to $80,000 nationwide, which helps but is still out of most people’s budgets.

2020 Toyota Supra

The Toyota GR Supra 3.0 is quick enough to be faster than a Ford Mustang GT.
Toyota GR Supra | Toyota

Just like the Lexus LC 500, we have a lot of love for the new Toyota Supra as well. Forget the fact that it has a BMW engine and interior. The Supra drives really well and has the winning formula that makes any sports car great.

“It’s a classic roadster; it has a classic big engine in the front – in this case, a turbocharged six-cylinder. It has two seats and classic rear-wheel drive. In reality, this Toyota Supra is a Canadian, Austrian, BMW Toyota. It’s a high-end European roadster,” Kilmer said. “Keep in mind that when you buy a Supra, you’re not buying a Toyota. You’re buying a BMW. You’re buying the speed, the handling, the smooth 8-speed ZF transmission.”

All of those factors contribute to a well-sorted and well-built sports car that makes over 300 hp. We love it, and so does Scotty. But to put one of these cars in your real garage will set you back over $60,000 whether you buy it new or used.

Lexus LS 500

The Lexus LS 500 sits on a showroom floor at an auto show.
The Lexus LS 500 sits on a showroom floor at an auto show. | Getty Images

To round out the Toyota/Lexus dream garage, Kilmer picked the Lexus LS 500. The LS 500 is the brand’s flagship luxury sedan that’s filled with chrome bits and a lot of opulence. “This particular edition is loaded. It actually costs more than what I just sold my mother’s house for in Niagara Falls – and this doesn’t even have a bathroom in it,” Kilmer said.

It may not have a bathroom, but the LS 500 has many luxurious features like massaging seats, supple leather upholstery, and noise-canceling technology. “If you’re driving around in this, you might come out feeling better than you did before the trip,” Kilmer quips.

The LS 500 is powerful, too. Under the hood is a 416-hp, twin-turbo V6 engine that’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. It’s safe to say that the Lexus LS 500 has it all. It’s no wonder that a new one will set you back over $100,000, and used examples will cost nearly that much.

The best cars you can’t afford

While there are plenty of cars you would likely put in your dream garage; the three the Kilmer picked are great examples. Each offers power, prestige, and reliability, which any car lover would want. It’s just too bad that most can’t afford them.

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