Recommendation for a new car?

Yelp BDkP87
May 27 34 Comments

I have a bmw 3 series right now, it drives really well but consumes a lot of gas. I am planning to sell the car in the next few months.

What are the good car options for me?

I want a high power compact suv with good gas mileage. One of my concerns is having enough power to pass or merge easily on freeways. The second one is to have 4 wheel drive so I can occasionally take the car to Tahoe.

Tc 450k

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  • Salesforce / Eng
    123kona321

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    123kona321more
    450k tc. Why do you care about gas? Plus any money you save in gas with a higher gas mileage car will be consumed by depreciation.
    May 27 1
    • Kasasa / Mktg Ysos25
      Bad for the environment and annoying to fill up too frequently
      May 28
  • Microsoft / Legal °∆°
    Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring
    May 27 2
    • Apple
      gBKo45i

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      gBKo45imore
      With the turbo 2.5
      May 27
    • Apple
      gBKo45i

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      gBKo45imore
      Also the AWD system is really good and handles like a sedan
      May 27
  • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
    You realize any compact SUV will be much thirstier than a recent 3 series right? And the depreciation on the car is going to cost many times more than gas?

    The Jaguar F pace is pretty fast, gains a lot of power with an ECU flash. I would imagine the Lexus hybrids with the higher numbers ahead of the h would be pretty fast. MBs have good fuel efficiency too.
    May 27 2
    • Yelp BDkP87
      OP
      I just don’t see a lot of point in German cars. I owned and love to drive Mercedes and BMW but they take a lot of gas and are expensive to maintain. A good car like Camry that has good power and can support 4wd would be ideal.
      May 27
    • Salesforce / Eng
      123kona321

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      Camry is boring as hell. 🤔
      May 28
  • Airbnb tSigq6
    Subaru Outback
    May 27 1
    • Google / Sales cheers🥃
      The 2020 models will have a turbo option
      May 27
  • Amazon / Eng 1ronyman
    RAV4 hybrid gets 40 mpg and Toyotas are great cars for a good price. Not sure on pickup speed though
    May 27 1
    • PayPal y0y0y0y0
      RAV4 are good for value and resale but Toyota hasn't upgraded RAV4 interior since long time. Also most desired features are in highest model i.e. Sport.
      May 29
  • Amazon yacht 🛥
    Rolls Royce Cullinan
    May 27 0
  • New / Eng JexD77
    Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
    May 27 3
    • Yelp BDkP87
      OP
      It’s not powerful enough for merges on freeways
      May 27
    • New / Eng JexD77
      On freeways it is powerful enough, it has slower starts due to towing tuning. It’s all solved in hybrid model, it uses electric help out gas engine at peaks.
      May 27
    • IBM / Eng WYmS28
      A Volt is plenty powerful enough
      May 28
  • Splunk spl
    You should consider Mercedes GLC 300. Great mpg. I just bought one yesterday replacing my BMW X5
    May 27 0
  • Yelp BDkP87
    OP
    What about Honda CR-V awd? Is that powerful and fuel efficient?
    May 27 3
    • Samsung
      chajimogo

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      Nope. You are better off with an rdx or mdx but the gas mileage will likely be worse than your 3 series, even if marginally
      May 29
    • Yelp BDkP87
      OP
      So what is a good choice then? Toyota Highlander hybrid? Decent power and decent gas mileage?
      May 29
    • Samsung
      chajimogo

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      chajimogomore
      I was thinking more of the Rdx since it’s sportier but the Highlander is pretty versatile with 3rd row seating. coming from a 3 series drive one and see if you are ok with it. Decent combined power with epa mpg of 28 to 30.l which beats the RDX.
      May 30
  • New
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    That gas consumption would take be next to nothing with any new investment you're going to make. Better off getting a gas credit card.

    It seems that you just need a new car.

    Edit I own Lexus'es so probably I'm biased to Lexus RX, GX on SUV segment. Another option you could look is RAV4 Hybrid, Volvo S90 Polestar
    May 27 3
    • Yelp BDkP87
      OP
      I am planning to buy a pre owned car. So ideally thinking of Acura RDX or some Japanese awd vehicles.
      May 28
    • IBM / Eng WYmS28
      Get a Chevy Volt. You can get a used one with <60k miles for $14k.

      It is a great car with great engineering.
      May 28
    • IBM / Eng WYmS28
      Lol TSLA doesn't recommend a Tesla?
      May 28
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    • Yelp BDkP87
      OP
      How is that fuel efficient?
      May 28
  • VMware ovCx33
    Take a look at the Mercedes GLC 350e. It’s a compact SUV, that’s a plug-in hybrid and also has the AWD.
    May 27 1
    • New 120dB
      how much is it?
      May 27
  • PayPal oDjN66
    GLC350e
    May 28 0
  • Two Sigma mlplat
    Acura RDX or Subaru Forester
    May 28 0
  • IBM / Eng WYmS28
    Chevy Volt (latest model is 2019, but they stopped making them this year unfortunately).

    It is a plug in electric hybrid vehicle that acts as an electric car (doesn't use the engine at all) for the first 53 miles of range. For most commutes this will work perfectly. If you need to go further it has a 9 gallon gas tank to provide 350ish miles of range on gasoline.

    You plug in your car when you get home or wherever there's public charging.

    In gas only mode: it is 40mpg.
    In electric mode it is unlimited mpg (since not using gas), or 103mpge (miles per gallon electric equivalent).

    I've had a Chevy Volt for about a year and it's the best car I've ever owned.
    May 28 0
  • Screw cars and take Uber
    May 27 0
  • SAP / Eng Elisson
    Budget ?
    May 27 0