Now that I have a job the next thing is a car. Only problem is I can’t make up my mind what to get…
Firstly there's the Lexus GS 430:
Ah, the GS 430…a truly amazing car. Makes my heart flutter whenever I see it go by. Sporty and elegant at the same time, it’s the BMW 5-series rival –without the problems most 5-series owners complain about. It’s not killer expensive for a luxury car with the starting price at Dhs. 191,000 for it’s look-alike the GS 300 (difference between the GS 300 and the 430 is the 300 is 3.0 L and the 430 is 4.3 L and all the features that are optional on the 300 come as standard features in the 430…. Um, I think I’ll spare u guys the in depth details though. – aren’t I such a kind and caring blogger? Lol.) Lastly, the MPG is very reasonable, 18 in the city and 25 on the highway. The GS 300 gets 22 in the city and 30 on the highway.
Next is the Nissan Altima 3.5 SE:
The Nissan Altima 3.5 I think of as a sporty but modest GS 430 in its own way. It’s half the price of the GS at Dhs. 88,000. The 2007 editions are set to feature Intelligent Key with Push Start Ignition, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, Rear View Monitor and an advanced touch-screen navigation system. The Altima 3.5’s MPG is in the same range as the GS 300, with 21 in the city and 27 on the highway. Both the GS siblings and the Altima have amazing colors to choose from. God! The choices!
Then there’s the Infinity FX 45:
A mid-sized SUV. Has a funky looking rear end but that can be overlooked. FX 45, like the altima and the GS 430, has a younger look-alike sibling ; the FX 35. The FX 45 has Bluetooth capability, parking sensors, intelligent key and DVD as standard features. Both FX 35 and FX 45 have 4-wheel drive. The sales guy mentioned the price but somehow I only remember the starting price was Dhs. 1_ _, 000. I saw a used one for sale with low mileage on it for Dhs 145,000 (No I wasn’t and am not looking to buy a used car, I just happened to see it advertised in the paper one day) so I’m guessing the price most be between Dhs. 155,000 and 140,000. It has some pretty impressive color choices as well. I especially like the Silver and the Navy Blue colors with the complimenting titanium-silver aluminum roof rails. The MPG lags a mile behind the GS 430 at 17 in the city and 24 on the highway. For that and the price I’d just go with the GS 430 except for the fact that this has 4-wheel drive…
Of course when speaking about 4-wheel drive SUVs my first love, the Nissan Patrol comes to mind:
Like the rest of Nissan’s line of cars, the Patrol got a design upgrade in 2005. I thought the design before was pretty cool but this new design has topped its predecessor. I’ve yet to find the MPG for this one but I read it’s been improved since the Patrol got its new design. Starting price is Dhs. 130,000…. Hey! It just dawned on me that it’s cheaper than the Infinity FX 45 even though it’s bigger….Weird. Oh but then again Infinity is the luxury line of Nissan, like Lexus is the luxury line of Toyota..