Danny’s Father Is in a Tight Spot

Danny’s father is determined to shift from his Holden Berlina (2006) model into a prestigious compact sedan. He is looking at his favoured options and is now comparing second hand cars – BMW 3-Series sedan, Lexus IS250, Mercedes-Benz C-Class. He has a budget between $20,000 to 25000.

The 3-Series, C-Class and IS – are all amongst the finest prestigious compact sedans that can be bought in that specified budget, so Danny’s father is on the correct path.

2005-BMW-3-Series-Sedan2005 BMW 3-Series sedan @ $19,950*
In this sedan category, the 3-Series has long been the driver’s first choice and the lately discontinued E90 model enjoyed the best times with immaculate control. It had pretty decent room and robust security system. On the other hand, 320i Executives had the elective novelty package, which was introduced in 2007 that included Sat Nav & a USB interface for the stereo.

However, the 320i did not perform well even though it was flexible and thrifty enough, as a result, it lifted the syrupy six-pot 323i or effective 320d diesel, both introduced in 2006 more preferable in the bottom range.


2008-Lexus-IS250-Prestige2008 Lexus IS250 Prestige @ $23,950*
The very first invention of IS was Japan’s first plausible compact prestige challenger and the recent model offers customers adequate reasons to give up conventional alternatives. It looks bold and classy with a superb cabin and add-ons like heated/ cooled leather seats even in basic Prestige type. On the other hand, Sports and Sports Luxury editions have Sat Nav, a reversing camera, active cruise control and other items that you will probably find on used German competitors with equivalent price tags. That’s why it was voted as the finest luxury car obtainable under the price tag of $60,000 in the 2006 Drive Car of the Year awards.

2007-Mercedes-Benz-C-Class-Sedan2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan @ $23,750*
Danny’s father would be more interested to explore the current C-Class, which was introduced in 2007; however, considering the earlier variants is also worth exploring.

That means central structural design that is dated back to 2000, an ordinary back seat and in humbler level C180K and C200K type – advanced 4-cylinder petrol engines that are flexible but quite not fascinating; yet the model looks decent and has robust safety features. On the other hand, post-2004 updated models added swifter handling without damaging its tough indulging characteristics.

All three used cars for sale are decent prestige sedans in its class, equipped with modern gadgets and safety features. However, Danny’s father decided to buy used 2008 Lexus IS250 Prestige sedan after due consideration.

*Price Source for all Models – bestbuyautos.com.au (As per current used car stock)

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