A new job usually means perks and some extra money. Wondering what to spend it on? How about picking one of guest contributor Teddy's favorite luxury cars of 2013?
New job? Awesome! Now that you’ve got the salary, you need the right vehicle to put in the shiny new parking space that has your name on it. Search for a luxury car that suits your personality and offers performance fit for the pickiest motorist. Here are some top picks from 2013.
1 2013 Tesla Model S
Additional cool features include a large display screen with one of the best navigation systems available; a driver’s side door handle that doesn’t reveal itself until you approach with the key; and a software system that can receive remote updates. The best part? The Tesla Model S is electric, so it saves you money on fuel and puts you on the cutting edge of technology.
Because it is so cutting edge, the Tesla Model S isn’t something you’re likely to find at any run of the mill local dealership. Looking for new cars online is a great way to explore your options.
2 2013 Audi S7
One review says that the interior is «virtually perfect» with its classy trim and overall good looks. Features for driver and passenger pleasure include awesome climate control and an infotainment/navigation system with a touchscreen that can recognize handwriting.
3 2013 Hyundai Genesis
This car is ideal if you plan to use your fancy new ride for family outings, because it does have a roomy interior, lots of trunk space, and good safety rating. It’s also affordable for a luxury car, with an msrp topping out at $46,800. Or, if you don’t plan on using it as a family vehicle, buy the sporty coupe version. With an mpg of 28 on the highway, it will get you through the daily commute without an unduly high impact on your fuel budget.
4 2013 Chrysler 300
The exterior is easy to recognize and full of personality. The interior offers comfort and class, with a touchscreen LCD in the dash, elegant trim, and a back seat that is comfortable even for adults. Concerned about power? The engine has plenty of it. In fact, one of the engines available on the 300 can get you to 60 mph in less than five seconds with its impressive 470-hp.
The 300 has all sorts of standard and available features. To give you peace of mind, you can get things like Rain Brake Support, blind spot monitors, rear fog lamps, and adaptive cruise control. For fun, grab a model that includes the Beats by Dr. Dre audio system.
5 2013 Acura ILX
This is a great mid-level priced luxury car, at $28,900 without the Technology Package, and $34,400 with the Technology Package. So, if you’re new to your dream job, and not ready to spend the big bucks, this car is a great first step in the luxury car direction.
6 2013 Lexus ES 350
Expect to be cocooned in luxury on your drive to and from work with the Nuluxe upholstery heated front seats, and top of the line sound system and satellite radio. This beautiful ride comes equipped with all of the best safety features, like brake assist, 10 airbags and anti-whiplash front head restraints. With a price tag of just $34,614, consider this one an early Christmas present to yourself.
7 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
With a laundry list of features available like voice recognition, navigation system, 1st and 2nd row LCD screens, blind spot sensor and more, you can expect to pay between $44,575-$58,755.
Whether you want to go all out with your new ride to complement your new job, or you want a more subtle form of luxury, you have a lot of options to choose from. These cars are just the start of your possibilities, but they are also some of the best. Which luxury car would complement your dream job?
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