Request your opinion as I am planning to buy a new car this financial year. (not sure it helps in tax, as company income has stopped and I recently moved into a permanent job, but the deals would be good at this time.). Apologies for the late call for help, and I know not much time left.
Currently, drive an old C-180 Mercedes Benz, but frankly, it has outlived its utility. Love the car, even though the performance is not great.
My budget for the car is between $40k to $60k (can increase to $70k if the car is great) and requirements are below:
Family car, prefer sedan with a decent performance, but open to SUV
Auto is preferred, but not a requirement
Good milage- and open to hybrid cars
Something that my sons can drive too in the not so distant future (17, 15 yrs old)
Good safety features
Min is 5 seater, with ample leg space, as kids are approaching 6'
Prefer petrol, but open to suggestions
Driving mostly over weekends, and an occasional long drive
Can extend my budget, but only for Tesla Model 3.
Following brands are preferred, but open to suggestions-
Mercedes Benz, BMW, Toyota, Mazda, Honda.
I will appreciate your prompt response and any suggestion.