Thinking about picking up a used luxury car next year sometime, but want an idea of how feasible (or not) it would be. I've been doing a bit of research, browsing forums and reading reviews, but it's a lot to take in. Looking at 05 reg or newer, with a budget of £8k (ideally a bit less though) as it seems like a nice point for a balance of price and performance. Would love a V8 and have been considering something along the lines of a BMW 545/645/650i, Merc CLS500, Jag XJR/S-type R, Audi A8/S5 (quite a lot of variety there I know). Mileage would be low, so fuel isn't gonna be a massive issue. Insurance is the same price if not cheaper than for other cars I had looked at with much smaller engines and less performance (due to the demographics etc I guess). What I'm kinda worried about is the reason why these cars are so cheap - the cost of repairs when something goes wrong. I can deal with the higher cost of parts / servicing and am happy to do my own maintenance / repairs where possible, but what I don't want is to find myself forking out hundreds / thousands every month to fix stuff. It looks like some trade sellers offer up to 24 month warranties on these cars, which I'm assuming would be a good option to take? Does anyone own / have experience with any of the cars I mentioned or something similar? Any advice? What can I expect? Are there any manufacturers I should avoid? (From what I've read, it sounds like Audis are very expensive to maintain, while Mercs are on the cheaper side and better at lasting a long time.) Alternatively I was thinking about an Impreza / RX-8 / 350z / MR2 / Celica - which, being Japanese, should be more reliable and cheaper to maintain, but insurance is quite a bit higher, they aren't gonna be as feature rich or comfortable, and they lack a nice V8. Thanks in advance.