It can be a lot less nerve-wracking to purchase a new vehicle from the local dealership than it is to buy a used one. You know exactly what you’re getting. You don't have to worry about whether the previous owner forgot to change the oil for 20,000 miles. Did the last owner smoke? Not an issue. But at the same time, a good used vehicle can be a much better deal than anything you'll find on the new car lot. All it takes is a little research, and AOL Autos is a great place to start.

Many drivers would love to own a luxury car but don't want to fork over $30,000 to $60,000. But there is an easy solution: Buy used. While $15,000 is barely enough to pick up an econobox on the new car side of the dealer’s lot, head over to the used vehicles and Audi’s, BMW’s, Cadillac’s, and Jaguar’s can be yours. We found 10 luxury cars for under $15,000 that we think you'll love.
Price: $13,995


If you bought it new: $29,925

Mileage: 33,506

Engine: 3.6-liter V6, 255 horsepower
JD Power Dependability Rating: 4

Selling Points: 
The Cadillac CTS looks good, feels athletic on the road and carries a solid dependability rating. While the original design looks dated compared to the new CTS, it’s still more striking than most vehicles on the road.
Price: $12,988

If you bought it new: $37,600
Mileage: 70,890
Engine: 2.5-liter inline-six, 184 horsepower
JD Power Dependability Rating: 4.5

Selling Points: 
The BMW 5-Series is a refined driver's car with enough room to seat four adults comfortably. BMW's also typically have high resale value, so even high mileage models can sell for top dollar.
Price: $14,999

If you bought it new: $37,200
Mileage: 49,032
Engine: 3.0-liter V6, 220 horsepower
JD Power Dependability Rating: 3.5

Selling Points: 
The A6 isn't a flashy choice but its elegant yet understated exterior is matched with a great interior loaded with high-end materials. The A6 also has plenty of room for passengers and luggage.
Price: $14,995

If you bought it new: $33,100
Mileage: 54,907
Engine: 3.2-liter V6, 270 horsepower
JD Power Dependability Rating: 4.5

Selling Points: 
The TL has been the sole Acura model worth buying for most of the past decade. It looks good, has a great interior and doesn't mind mixing it up with the sports cars with its high-revving V6 engine.
Price: $12,988

If you bought it new: $38,725
Mileage: 62,186
Engine: 3.2-liter V6, 270 horsepower
JD Power Dependability Rating: 5

Selling Points: 
While the Lexus ES provides the bulk of Lexus sedan sales, the pricier, rear-drive GS is a better driver's car and it's arguably better looking. JD Power's top reliability rating is another great reason to pick this model.
Price: $14,900

If you bought it new: $59,830
Mileage: 75,296
Engine: 4.2-liter V8, 294 horsepower
JD Power Dependability Rating: 4.5

Selling Points: 
The XJ is arguably one of the more underrated luxury vehicles of its time. The XJ features classic Jaguar design inside and out, and its driving dynamics are terrific for a vehicle its size.
Price: $12,995

If you bought it new: $29,305
Mileage: 90,660
Engine: 3.5-liter V6, 263 horsepower
JD Power Dependability Rating: 5

Selling Points: 
The MKZ isn't as luxurious as many of the vehicles in this list, but it has a high quality interior and the top reliability rating given by JD Power. But a three-year-old MKZ with low mileage is an almost new car for about half the price.
Price: $14,995

If you bought it new: $54,850
Mileage: 55,970
Engine: 5.0-liter V8, 302 horsepower
JD Power Dependability Rating: 2.5

Selling Points: 
The E500 is a classic Mercedes-Benz design. The exterior exudes luxury, the interior coddles with top-of-the-line materials and its big V8 engine will get you where you need to go in a hurry.
Price: $14,975

If you bought it new: $43,250
Mileage: 59,187
Engine: 4.5-liter V8, 340 horsepower
JD Power Dependability Rating: 4

Selling Points: 
The M45 is something of an underdog with an underwhelming exterior. Yet this is bolstered by a nice interior and an excellent V8 engine that delivers a lot of power at a bargain price.
Price: $13,844

If you bought it new: $34,810
Mileage: 62,039
Engine: 2.5-liter inline-five, 208 horsepower
JD Power Dependability Rating: 4

Selling Points: 
There aren't a lot of luxury wagons available in the U.S. market, and the XC70 stands out with plenty of room for the family and their gear and a great all-wheel-drive system. Volvo’s safety reputation is another strong selling point.
Price: $14,995

If you bought it new: $28,240
Mileage: 47,569
Engine: 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder, 200 horsepower
JD Power Dependability Rating: 4

Selling Points: 
Not everyone needs a big luxury sedan to get around town, and the A4 manages to coddle the driver while saving money at the pump, due to its four-cylinder powerplant. The A4 also looks good inside and out, and it has sports car-like driving dynamics