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5 best looking cars under $40,000

Ever dreamed of owning a luxury vehicle? You know, those cars that just make you stop and appreciate when you drive past – maybe even sprout a little envy? Good news. Your dreams just got an awful lot cheaper. For less than $40,000, you could be the proud owner of any of these 5 truly gorgeous modern miracles.

Mazda 3 

There’s a reason the Mazda 3 is so popular. It’s great value, great economy, great to drive, and, of course, it looks pretty fantastic too. The latest models are, if anything, an even bigger improvement on what was already near-perfection, with distinct notes of Italian design around its proportions. Distinctly luxurious, but without the damage to the bank balance upon purchasing. For less than $40,000, you can get your hands on one of these beauties and still have enough left over for the wash and wax you know it deserves.

Kia Cerato

There’s no better word to describe the Kia Cerato than ‘handsome’. Whether you go for the hatchback or the sedan variation, it’s wonderfully sleek good looks are almost guaranteed to turn heads. It’s on the smaller side, making it a cinch to drive around the city, and being available in 10 colours (including a GT-exclusive one called “Sunset Orange”), there’s little worry of losing it in the parking garage. For maximum luxury, invest in the Sport + or the GT model, as they come with plush leather seats and soft-touch plastics.

Nissan Qashqai

The Qashqai was a trend-setter back in its day. Being one of the first small SUVs on the market meant that a lot of people eyed it with uncertain looks – who could’ve known how fast they would turn into envious glances, as other manufacturers realised the potential of great looks and economical performance in a smaller SUV package?

The modern Qashqai follows in its predecessor’s footsteps, proving that you don’t need to be big to compete with the big boys in the SUV space. And with an interior that feels a lot bigger than it looks from the outside, it combines great looks no matter where you’re seated with a quiet, economical engine that’ll keep your wallet bulging too.

Kia Sportage

The Sportage range has been around for more than a decade, with a drastic redesign in 2010 fixing most of the problems of the first and second generation. Now, in 2020, Kia has done it again, with a new makeover that somehow leaves the eyes and the wallet bulging. For less than $40,000, you can get your hands on a 2020 model with a 5-star ANCAP rating, an engine perfect for city cruising, and a reliability record that topped the charts in the 2019 What Car? reliability survey. It’s not just a pretty face.

Nissan X-Trail

Big can be beautiful, and the Nissan X-Trail is proof. With plenty of storage space in the trunk for groceries, pets, sports equipment, and an option for an extra 2 seats for the bigger families, the X-Trail takes what you’d expect from a standard SUV and does it more. A curvy profile to die for, premium materials and plush upholstery on the interior, and more tech than you can shake a touchscreen, make the X-Trail a gorgeous choice for anyone who needs space.

Check out what cars we have available right now online, or get in touch with us to find out more.

 

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