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Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Maxima, Mazda MAZDA3, Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Lexus IS 250, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#2838 of 3286 Re: First time buyer--opinions [dispencer2]
Sep 01, 2012 (6:03 am)
What's wrong with the Camry LE? First, it's not a hatchback and the OP said she wants a hatchback. Second, it's not fun to drive with tight steering, another requirement.
For a family sedan, it's a good choice... especially the 2012+ which is an improvement over the previous generation. But not for a fun-to-drive hatchback.
#2839 of 3286 Re: Lexus vs Infiniti vs Acura vs Mercedes AWD sedans [sebring95]
Sep 01, 2012 (6:35 am)
Must have - AWD, small sedan (but would consider coupe), built-in navigation system (this rules out the Volvo S60), and prefer Japanese. Had an Audi TT before my current car and their noted electrical issues emerged right after warranty expired, so I am soured on them.
Would also like some of the newer conveniences like parking assist.
#2840 of 3286 Re: Lexus vs Infiniti vs Acura vs Mercedes AWD sedans [mah52]
Sep 01, 2012 (9:22 am)
I think you've narrowed it down pretty well. Keep in mind the Infinti and Acura are both quite a bit bigger than what you're used to. Obviously there are a few others options...BMW 3 series and Cadillac ATS. They have AWD and lots of features. I'd trust keeping either of them longer than an Audi or MB. What about a Hatch? On the low-end and a total wild card is the Nissan Juke. Love-it/Hate-it styling but cool little cars with AWD. Mini also has an AWD hatch (Clubman) that's cool, small, but might be quirky on the reliability side.
#2841 of 3286 Re: Lexus vs Infiniti vs Acura vs Mercedes AWD sedans [mah52]
Sep 02, 2012 (6:43 am)
I did some research on which S60 models are available with in-dash navigation. The 2012 S60 T6 AWD offers it as an option. The 2013 S60 T5 AWD "Platinum" includes integrated NAV standard.
The 2013 Ford Fusion Titanium AWD is also worth a look, even though it doesn't wear a 'premium' nameplate. It looks more upscale than most of the models we've been discussing. It also has most of the newest safety features.
The Titanium has a Rear View Camera and Rear Sensing System standard. Voice-activated Navigation is a $795 option.
Driver Assist Package - $1000
Blind Spot Information Systme w/ Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning & Lane-Keeping System
Automatic High Beams
Adaptive Cruise Control - $995
with Collision Warning System & Automatic Braking Assist
Active Park Assist w/ Forward Sensing System- $795
It has the 2.0L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine, 240hp and gets 22mpg city and 33mpg highway.
With all the available features (except Active Park Assist), it stickers for just over $37k. But with current incentives, it would sell for $35k or less.
Here's a link- 2013 Ford Fusion
#2842 of 3286 Re: Lexus vs Infiniti vs Acura vs Mercedes AWD sedans [igozoomzoom]
Sep 02, 2012 (10:37 am)
$37k for a ford fusion? $37k for a ford fusion? I would tell you the same think I told my neighbor who bought a $21k chevy aveo - the only thing you could put on a chevy aveo to make it worth $21k is another chevy aveo. I think the same would just about go for the fusion. We recently took a trip and rented a fusion. An okay car (yes, just a rental), but after having driven one for 10 days, I cannot imagine ANY reason to pay $37k for a fusion!
#2843 of 3286 Re: Lexus vs Infiniti vs Acura vs Mercedes AWD sedans [igozoomzoom]
Sep 02, 2012 (1:16 pm)
Tx. Will definitely look at S60, but Ford is not for me.
#2845 of 3286 considered a Chevy Malibu?
by steve_ HOST
Sep 11, 2012 (2:05 pm)
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#2846 of 3286 Does this car exist?
Sep 12, 2012 (10:58 pm)
Okay this is the type of car i'm looking for, i need to know if it exists. It must have all of the following:
1. 2-5 Doors
2. 4-5 Seats
3. Hatchback or coupe or sedan
5. Good MPG
6. Unleaded/Regular Gasoline