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lavjr

I will be selling back my 2014 Passat TDI to VW. I like to have a fun, reliable, daily drive car. My two favorites are BMW 228i and the 328i, but the mintenance and reliability concerns me, if I buy I will buy a CPO. I will look for one with Sport Suspension, Lighting and Premium Package. My other choice could be an Accord V6 Coupe, but looks like the transmission is an issue with this car, and I can consider Mazda 6 but it is not as fun as the other cars because it is plain 4 ciinders. Please let me know your comment or suggestion. Thanks Lavjr

Priorities: Reliability & durability / Warranty, maintenance cost / Handling

Need minimum of 4 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 30000
Maximum age: 3 years

Maximum price: US $ 31000

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Response from Rgiammanco

3:39 pm November 29, 2016

Youve come to the right place. i have just completed extensive research for a car with the same characteristics. The clear winner is the BMW 228i, or for 2017 its called 230i. Just a well rated is the sportier brother, 235i now the 240i and both in the "M" version. This is the first model bimmer to receive an excellent reliability rating from Consumer Reports. Of course, keep in mind the 2 series just began life in 2014. Reliability for the long haul? Who knows. But it is surely fun to drive!
Good luck

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Response from patm64

7:53 am December 2, 2016

I just bought an Accord (4 cyl) but also looked at a Mazda 6 (also 4 cyl) which I liked a lot.I suggest that you test drive one. mazda hasn't figured out how to sell the 6 like it has with the 3, which is too bad. i found it to have good power and handling and the manual transmission was pretty smooth. You can get them at a good price too since they are slow sellers. I'm fairly certain the 2 touring models are available as 6 cylinders.
surprised to hear the V-6 accords have transmission issues but then I was interested in 4 cyl with a stick. You might have better luck with the 2011-2012 accords as those were the last 2 years of that design. Good luck!

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Response from mkaresh

6:48 pm December 6, 2016

Response from NormT

11:04 am July 17, 2017

Skip the Benz, Bimmer, buy the Buick, says Consumer Reports. The Regal GS offers AWD with torque vectoring rear that is a hoot to drive. But it is a little on the heavy side so we opted for a used Cadillac ATS as it is almost 400 lbs lighter and has the handling edge against the Buick.

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