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Old 02-09-2013, 01:31 PM
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Mein Auto: 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
I am on the precipice of ordering an Sdrive28 X-1. The only two serious alternatives are a 328i sedan or Ford Fusion Hybrid.

My hypothetical highly optioned X-1 and 328i are separated by roughly $7K. Not a fortune relatively speaking, but significant enough to tip the decision in favor of savings. Frankly, the specter of spending $50K on a 3-series does not comport well with alternative use of funds, ie early retirement!

I've owned BMW's as diverse as the M5, Z3 Coupe, and various 3-Series. Nearly 4 years ago I took a foray into the domestic US market and have driven a Fusion Hybrid with great overall satisfaction - so much so that a '13 version is being cross-shopped with BMW!

A recent test-drive comparo of the X-1 and 328i sedan brought the virtues of chassis dynamics and driving accolades to the forefront. The X-1 will do nicely, and the current engine coupled with 8-speed transmission brings palatable MPG.

Now it is just a matter of contemplation and second test-drive of each!
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