In the car market after the recession, used luxury cars are still luxury. Last year, the US auto industry made 15.6 million car sales, which is a significant increase compared to 2009’s record low 10.4 million.
This year, the car industry is eyeing to reach 15.9 million car sales. This is still far from the record high 17.4 million car sales it made way back in 2001.
There is a 4.3 percent increase in new car sales so far, but according to Manheim Consulting used car data firm, vehicle repossession decreased as the economy experience improvement. Meanwhile, there are 8 percent fewer car owners selling their used cars. This increases the prices of used cars across the board. Pick up trucks enjoy a 9.8 percent increase in price, 7.4 percent for midsized cars, while only 0.9 percent for luxury cars.
Here are some of the top luxury vehicles in 2011, and how much they would cost in this post-recession car market:
10th 2011 Audi A4. This 211-horsepower and 26 miles per gallon car sells at $22,627.
9th 2011 Volvo XC60. Its safety feature is one of the best things this car has to offer. Buy it at $24, 297.
8th 2011 Cadillac DTS. This 270 horsepower, 4.6-liter, V8 engine that sells for $28,227.
7th 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. This Mercedes crossover sells for $28,383.
6th Infiniti G. You can buy this luxury car for $20,717.
5th 2011 Cadillac CTS. This 270-Horsepower V6 engine, 3.0-liter car sells for $23,208.
4th 2011 Audi A6. This 300-Horsepower V6 engine sells for $29,525.
3rd 2011 Acura TL. 2011 is a bad year for Japanese auto manufacturers, but this car sells for $23,943.
2nd 2011 Lexus ES. With 268-Horsepower and V6 engine, this car sells for $27,751.
1st 2011 BMW 3 Series. With amazing features, this car sells for $25,464.