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Old 05-01-2016, 06:12 PM
 
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Trying to decide between 2 category of cars with a couple of vehicles in each class. In the midsize sedan class I can't choose between the accord, kia optima, ford fusion and volkswagen passat. I'm also considering a used g35 or g37. If I get a little bit more money in the jobs that I'm looking for currently, I'm considering buying a used bmw 328i, mercedes c300, audi a4, acura tlx or infiniti q50.

That's quite a few cars to consider but which cars do you guys think are the best ones in each class and why?
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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Trying to decide between 2 category of cars with a couple of vehicles in each class. In the midsize sedan class I can't choose between the accord, kia optima, ford fusion and volkswagen passat. I'm also considering a used g35 or g37. If I get a little bit more money in the jobs that I'm looking for currently, I'm considering buying a used bmw 328i, mercedes c300, audi a4, acura tlx or infiniti q50.

That's quite a few cars to consider but which cars do you guys think are the best ones in each class and why?


IF you want something that handles more like a sports car & doesn't break the bank look for a Mazda 6 or 3 Series.
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:24 PM
 
Location: New England
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Also take a look at the Mazda6. The Mazda is sportier than most of the midsize sedan competition and looks the best in my opinion.
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:29 PM
 
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In some magazine test, the Hyundai Sonata (sister of the Kia Optima) was faster with the Eco 1.6L turbo than the Sport 2.0L turbo. I'd get the Optima in 1.6L Turbo.

Accord is really quick in V6. The base engine is no slouch in acceleration.

The Passat has the most interior room of the ones you listed.

I'd give a look at the Optima, Accord, Mazda6, & Subaru Legacy. If more money available I'd also look at the Audi 4 & 6 series and Volvo S60 in addition to the ones you listed.
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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The Passat and Fusion had a reputation for reliability problems. I'd drop them in favor of the Mazda, which seems to be a good performance car with far fewer worries and as distinctive of a design as you get in that market segment.

We've got a 2016 Legacy that's got more pick-up and maneuverability than program numbers suggest. And Subaru actually does a really good job with the CVT. I hear a lot of complaints about Honda's version but none of them seem to apply to the Subies. Also great cabin size- something like a cubic foot shy of being classed as a large car, and my 6'2" husband can adjust a front seat to his usual comfort specs and then go sit in the bakc seats and have plenty of room.
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:55 PM
 
Location: New York
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A used Lexus ES should last forever.
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:17 PM
 
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I would be weary buying a used entry level luxury car. They tend to get hammered hard by people who basically treat them as disposable because they lease a new one every year or two.

My suggestion would be to buy a new loaded Honda Accord. It will last a long time and if you get the EX-L or whatever the top trim is- it's basically an Acura.
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:11 PM
 
Location: NY
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This sounds more like your just throwing out names of cars. Some of these cars couldn't be more different than each other.

How do you want the car you buy to drive? What are your must haves in a car?
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Every time I have bought a sedan I regretted it. An SUV or wagon is so much more versatile. I really enjoy convertibles.
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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How you go from Fusion to Q50 baffles me...

Anyway, if going used, we have a G37 and a C300. Both have been nothing short of excellent for what we need them for. I drive the Infiniti, she drives the Mercedes.

If buying new... Well what's your budget? Why are you comparing an Optima and a Fusion to a Q50? If you can comfortably afford a new Q50, there's no comparison in your list.
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