I have a BMW 520i (manual, petrol) since 1998 and it has served me well. I am considering changing to a new automobile and am thinking about the following: BMW 3 Series GT, Lexus IS or the Volvo V40. I have driven my wife's automobile, a 2011 Toyota Prius 1.8 and like the automatic. I am keen on having a rear camera and parking sensors, plus Bluetooth, leather upholstery, satnav, metallic paint, cruise control and climate control. I do about 10,000km per year.
Can you please advise what you would think might suit my needs.
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Patrick Rice (Greystones) - Sun, 23 Jun 2013 16:37
With that kind of criteria, and if you’ve driven your wife’s Prius and liked it, I’m minded to recommend the Lexus. The hybrid systems are related (although of course the Lexus is considerably more powerful and sporty), it’s well-equipped (most of what you want is on the standard equipment list) and with mileage of 10,000km a year, it should be just about ideal. Plus, it’s unbreakably reliable.
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