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      01-17-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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quick opinion on new car decision

I suddenly find myself driving quite a bit more these days (17k/year). Thus, I am looking for something more efficient than my 17 mpg car. I do want a sedan that is AWD or FWD. My short list:
  • '13 BMW 320d xDrive (when it comes out in U.S.)
  • '13 Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • '13 VW Passat TDI

Any thoughts?
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      01-17-2013, 07:16 PM   #2
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gas efficient= hybrid. I had to drive around the Fusion as a rental when my car was in the shop (non hybrid), feels like something my grandma should drive... What about the Lexus CH hatch? I have a friend that just got one over the summer, pretty sporty until you drive it. As good as a hybrid's going to get though.

If performance is a factor I'd vote 320d xdrive... Though I believe if you're getting a 3 it should be a RWD not xDrive. AWD= Quattro IMO.
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      01-17-2013, 09:40 PM   #3
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For what it's worth, my Audi A4 averaged about 35mpg highway, and that included wheels that weighed around 40lb's each (although being a stock, un-chipped A4 it was slow as shit compared to most, if not all BMW's).
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