A luxurious red 2021 Mazda CX-5 parked in front of a building
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is Mazda a Luxury Car Brand?

Virtually every automaker makes upscale cars that offer exceptional comfort. However, luxury brands transcend these models by taking refinement to the next level. So, where does Mazda fit in amongst its peers? Mazda is one of those brands, such as Chrysler and Buick, that’s hard to place. The automaker has a stellar reputation within the …

A dark-blue 2009 Audi S5 Coupe parked in a lot
Sedans & Coupes

Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 2009 Audi S5

If you’re after a bargain version of one of Audi’s luxury cars, the used market is an excellent place to look. Especially if you’re after one of the German brand’s more performance-oriented S and RS models. And this week on Cars and Bids, one such car has popped up: a 2009 Audi S5. The B8 …

An image of a 2021 Infiniti QX50 parked outside.
Crossover & Midsize

Stylish $54,000 2021 Infiniti QX50 Is a Confused Crossover

If you’re in the market for a luxury crossover, you have more options available than ever before. However, while the current-gen Infiniti QX50 arrived in 2019 to take the market by storm, sales figures haven’t reflected that. Additionally, Infiniti as a brand continues to struggle in the U.S. market. In a new review posted by …

Doug DeMuro with a gray 1988 Volga GAZ-24-10 on a parking garage roof
Sedans & Coupes

Outdated, Comrade: Doug DeMuro Drives a Soviet Volga GAZ-24-10

Russian vehicles rarely register in the US public consciousness, especially Soviet-era classic ones. Some remember the Yugo, and Tom Hanks helped bolster the Fiat 126p’s status. And apart from the Lada Niva and Ural’s motorcycles, that’s about it. As such, you’ve probably never heard of the subject of Doug DeMuro’s latest video: the Volga GAZ-24-10. …

The front view of a white 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing in the desert
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The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Overpowers the BMW M5

The future of GM’s brands, including Cadillac, is electric. Which, considering EVs’ performance potential, isn’t a bad thing by any means. But before it goes electric, Cadillac is giving ICE cars one last hurrah. It’s been teased for quite some time, but the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is finally here. And it’s packing more power …

A burgundy 2004 BMW Z4 showing its M54 inline-6 engine
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Which Used BMW Engines Are the Most Reliable?

Even if they’re used and depreciated, luxury cars from marques like BMW are still luxury cars. That means maintenance and repair bills, especially for engine-related issues, can cost a pretty penny. However, not only can used BMWs be reliable overall, but so can their engines. It’s all a matter of understanding what’s under the hood. …

A silver modified 1997 BMW 540i M-Sport
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Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 1997 E39 BMW 540i

Used BMWs’ affordable prices can be tempting, but many potential buyers worry about how reliable these German luxury cars truly are. After all, just because a car is cheap to buy doesn’t necessarily mean it’s cheap to own. But with enough care, you can find an inexpensive model. This week’s Cars and Bids featured bargain …

A white 2021 Lexus RX 450h on a city street
Tips, Tricks & Trends

5 Luxury Cars With the Lowest Maintenance Costs

Everyone loves looking at luxury vehicles, but not everyone can afford the high sticker price. If you’re car shopping and are considering buying a luxury vehicle, remember to account for its yearly costs. Even relatively affordable luxury models are made with more expensive materials, meaning dealers charge a premium when the car needs service. Still, …

Jay Leno's red 1955 Bristol 403
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Jay Leno’s Bristol 403 Is “the Most British of British Cars”

In-period exclusivity often turns to modern obscurity when it comes to classic luxury cars. While the Citroen DS is fairly well-known, for example, not many remember Facel Vega’s well-appointed wheels. It’s a similar story for premium British marques. Jaguar, Aston Martin, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce are all prominent names. But the lesser-known subject of Jay Leno’s …

A black 1985 E28 BMW M5 on a snowy mountain
Sedans & Coupes

The Original E28 BMW M5 Was a Supercar-Slaying Sedan

Given that the 707-hp Dodge Charger Hellcat is now the 2nd most-powerful model in its lineup, it’s easy to forget that sedans have rarely been performance cars. That especially applies to classic luxury sedans, which were typically more about refinement than outright speed. But back in the ‘80s, one car helped change that perception: the …

A blue 2021 Audi A4 drives on a road
Sedans & Coupes

The 2021 Audi A4 Is More of a Good Thing

The A4 has come some way in the last few years. One of Audi’s most affordable models went from a Consumer Reports ‘never buy’ to a reliable, recommended entry-level luxury car. And for 2021 the Audi A4 gets several updates big and small. So, how have these changes affected it? What’s new and what carries …

Doug Demuro with a blue 2020 Bugatti Divo
Sedans & Coupes

Take a Tour of an $8 Million Bugatti Divo Hypercar

When just an oil change on a Bugatti costs $20k, the term ‘unobtainable’ springs easily to mind. Especially for the Chiron, which is technically the most expensive production car in the world. I say ‘technically’ because there’s an even pricier car based on the Chiron: the Bugatti Divo. And Doug Demuro recently took a look …

A red 2008 Jaguar XK coupe
Sedans & Coupes

Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 2008 Jaguar XK

While depreciation means luxury cars’ values often drop like stones, that’s often a boon for the next savvy owner. It’s a familiar situation for some of Jaguar’s products, such as the F-Type. And that includes this week’s Cars and Bids bargain purchase: a 2008 Jaguar XK. The 2007-2015 Jaguar XK is a luxury GT worthy …

A gray 2021 Ferrari Roma by an Italian cafe
Sedans & Coupes

What Does a $222,000 ‘Entry-Level’ Ferrari Drive Like?

‘Entry-level’ means something different when you talk about high-end cars. Especially from a brand like Ferrari. Still, even the historic Italian automaker needs to expand its market offerings. That’s why it’s working on an SUV, and why it’s released the Ferrari Roma. So, what’s it like to get behind the wheel of an ‘entry-level’ Ferrari? …

The red Oldsmobile Silhouette OSV
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Want To Own a Factory-Tuned Oldsmobile Silhouette Concept?

While wagons can make great high-performance vehicles, the same usually can’t be said of minivans. However, that hasn’t stopped some manufacturers from trying to give these practical haulers a touch of sportiness. The Toyota Previa, for example, had a mid-engine layout with an optional supercharger and manual. And the Mercedes-Benz R-Class was a luxury minivan …

A blue 2013 Maserti GranTurismo Sport drives on a city road
Sedans & Coupes

What’s the Most Reliable Used Maserati?

When it comes to reliable luxury, Maserati doesn’t tend to do so well. However, given its cars’ resale values, they make tempting used purchases. But just because a car is ‘exotic’ doesn’t automatically make it unreliable. For example, with proper exercise and maintenance, an Aston Martin is no less daily-drivable than a Porsche. And if …

A green 1995 Acura Legend L
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Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 1995 Acura Legend L

Though the ILX Type S is giving Acura some entry-level sportiness, the premium brand’s history is littered with other performance cars. For example, the NSX supercar, which continues today as an American-made hybrid supercar. There’s also the Integra Type R, which introduced VTEC into car enthusiast parlance. But Acura also had a sports luxury sedan …

Jaguar 2020 F-Type for Black Friday sale
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Save up to $16,000 on Luxury Cars For Black Friday

When to buy cars can drive some of us up the wall. There are so many little tricks and techniques for buying a car that it can sometimes be overwhelming to decide #FOMO. I’m afraid this intro might be a little misleading. This article won’t help you get a good deal on a sensible crossover. …