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8 Luxury Cars Under $20,000

Most people would love a luxury vehicle in their garage, but most do not believe it's in their budget. While that may be true about a brand new luxury car, it's not necessarily the case with used ones.

U.S. News & World Report's Best Cars Blog came up with the top upscale small and midsize cars you can buy right now for under $20,000. These vehicles are equipped with some of the desirable attributes car buyers look for in a luxury car, such as a comfortable ride, plush interior, safety, and reliability. Cars on the list include the 2011 Acura TSX, 2010 Volvo C30, and 2010 Cadillac CTS.

If you're considering any of these upscale vehicles, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect for the best prices in your local area.

VehicleTypeAvg. Paid
2010 Volvo C30Small$13,307-$15,037
2010 Lexus ESMidsize$14,129-$14,129
2010 Cadillac CTSMidsize$15,520-$21,522
2012 Buick VeranoSmall$15,943-$17,004
2009 Acura TLMidsize$16,840-$19,105
2009 Lexus ISMidsize$17,110-$20,036
2011 Audi A3Small$18,062-$21,480
2011 Acura TSXSmall$18,914-$21,726

3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

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Gregg Fidan Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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