Lately a lot of talk about luxury cars and associated maintenance and repair costs. Been thinking about luxury cars and started to wonder…. What makes a car a luxury car?
The price of the car – the cost of repairs – the factory and optional accessories?
How about a Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible with all available options? Does it make it a luxury car? They certainly need a lot of repairs, maybe even more than BMWs or Mercedes. So, they must be luxury cars, right?
I read somewhere that “… the vehicle must have high-end features that go above and beyond the average necessities…”.
Well, do we need heated steering wheels, sunroofs, adjustable brake pedals and steering wheels, power seats or comfy seats? Not that long ago I looked at those options as “luxury” (because I could not afford them), today they are common in most new cars. Actually, it is a luxury today to have an optional $200 ashtray, because most models don’t even offer this option. I guess that could make a VW a luxury vehicle.
In my opinion a luxury vehicle is a vehicle that I can’t afford to buy and maintain, but purchase it anyways.