I think I have narrowed he search for a new car down to 4 models.
First, the Nissan Murano.Ã‚ It fits my need for being a SUV type vehicle, but drives like a car.Ã‚ I wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t consider this one, but Andy speaks very highly of it.Ã‚ I admit that they look cool.Ã‚ IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just not crazy about the name,
Second, the Lexus RX400h.Ã‚ This was my first choice, but there is no Lexus dealer within 2 hours of my new place.Ã‚ That would be a bit annoying for maintenance.Ã‚ I do like the fact that it drives like a car, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a hybrid, so I feel a little less guilty with a SUV.
Third, Volvo SUV.Ã‚ ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a bit of a soccer mom car, but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s safe, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s got some great features.Ã‚ Although itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a bit big for what I was looking for.
Fourth, the BMW X5.Ã‚ I admit this would be a vanity purchase.Ã‚ ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just so nice.Ã‚ Incredible power, comfortable, and ever feature I could really want.Ã‚ Of course itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also $80k.Ã‚ IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not incredibly price conscious on this, but that may be a bit much.Ã‚ But there is always the idea of leasingÃ¢â‚¬ ¦.
The next step is to go take these for test drives.