Are you looking for a new car? Have a budget you need to stick to of $100k? We visited a popular online vehicle forum and found the best automobiles to buy with a $100,000 budget, according to automotive enthusiasts. These options weigh that the vehicle is meant to be a daily driver with no outrageous maintenance fees.
The Lexus LC 500 coupe is a grand tourer vehicle with a starting price of $93,050. It delivers spry acceleration, well-rounded handling attributes, and a classy cabin. The LC is the first to use Lexus’ front-engine, rear-wheel drive platform, dubbed Global Architecture – Luxury. Lexus claimed the LC 500 could hit 0–97 km/h (0–60 mph) in 3 seconds.
Porsche Macan GTS
The Porsche Macan is a high-performance compact luxury crossover SUV with a starting price of $57,500 for the lowest model. Many variants include the Macan, Macan T, Macan S, and the Macan GTS. The Macan compact crossover SUV offers a more compact body than the Cayenne midsize crossover SUV and is intended to be sportier.
Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
The CT5-V Blackwing is a higher-performance version of the CT5-V and starts at $83,995. It features a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 668 hp and 659 lb-ft of torque and comes standard mated with a 6-speed manual transmission but is also available as a 10-speed automatic. Cadillac claims the CT5-V Blackwing will have a 0–60 mph time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 209 mph.
Toyota Land Cruiser
The Toyota Land Cruiser is a four-wheel drive vehicle with an MSRP of $85,415. The name “Land Cruiser” was coined by the technical director Hanji Umehara not to sound less dignified than its competitor, the Land Rover. Sales have totaled more than 10 million units worldwide.
Alfa Romeo Giulia
The Alfa Romeo Giulia is a compact executive car first unveiled in 2015. The Giulia is the first mass-market Alfa Romeo vehicle in over two decades to use a longitudinal rear-wheel drive platform. It came in second in the 2017 European Car of the Year competition and was named Motor Trend Car of the Year for 2018. The 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia starts at $43,950 for the base Sprint model and $45,990 for the Ti model.
BMW F80 M3
The BMW F80 M3 starts at $75,295 and is available with a six-speed manual transmission. It is dubbed a “performance car that’s easy to daily-drive” by the manufacturer. M3 models have been produced for every generation of the 3 Series since the E30 M3 was introduced in 1986.
The BMW X5, BMW’s first SUV, has an MSRP of $60,600. It is marketed officially as a “Sports Activity Vehicle” (SAV) rather than an SUV to indicate its on-road handling capability despite its large dimensions. This vehicle is primarily manufactured in North America and features a more modern monocoque chassis construction.
The base model of the 2023 Genesis G90 starts at $88,400, and the upper trim with the E-Supercharger begins at $98,700. It is a full-size luxury sedan that first hit the U.S. market in 2016. The base model Genesis G90 has a turbocharged, 3.3-liter V6 engine with 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. All models have an eight-speed automatic transmission with shiftronic and are available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
GMC Sierra 1500 Denali
The Denali nameplate is often used as a status symbol and, in particular, is a popular choice as it is a less costly alternative to the Cadillac Escalade. Vehicles with the Denali trim option carry list prices up to 47% higher than base models. Prices range from $40,240 for GMC Terrain to $81,270 for a top-of-the-line Yukon XL Denali.
The Audi R8 is a mid-engine, 2-seater sports car introduced in 2006 with a current base price of $158,600. However, it can be found with a resale price of $56,000.
Due to the number of times commenters mentioned this, we felt it was necessary to include it. The car is exclusively designed, developed, and manufactured by Audi Sport GmbH and is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform. The car received a facelift in 2012.
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