We’re looking at versatile, compact SUV and selecting between RAV4 Adventure or Tiguan SEL Premium. RAV4 is a great unassuming car, but feels a little bit cheap inside (the sound/climate handles have non-existing tactile response). The trunk takes forever to open. And few other little things that I image may become annoying during everyday car use. Leases ok - 370/mo all in with 3k security deposit.
Tiguan feels better inside, but has to go up to SEL premium to have real leather seats. All other trims have nasty vinyl. Could tolerate like in totyota if it had ventilation option. And the lease is pretty expensive: ~450/mo 12k w tax all in.
There are demo GLCs just under 500, X3 in 450-470 but those are basic trims without any options. While toyota/rav4 have active cruise and lane departure for example.
So what would the real leasehackrs do? I guess they find a great deal on higher brand? However I don’t want to spend too much time chasing great deals. And the same time 450+ for Tiguan feels like little too much. Decisions, decisions.
Where are you getting your lease pricing from in NJ? There are two high volume Toyota brokers here in the NorthEast that can put you in a top level Rav4 for far less than the $370/mo w/ $3k security deposit.
I feel the same for your Tiguan and X3 pricing, seems like you can do far better on both of those.
Ha! We chose rav4 on parking at hertz among others brands - it looked the largest inside. Then after cruising around Baja Cali with whole family on dusty roads, surprisingly everybody agreed it wasn’t a bad car at all.
Let me rephrase. I don’t think this car is worth it just to say you’re driving a BMW. Atleast with other brands you get more tech/comfort and you sacrifice the BMW badge. Granted I was driving what I suspect is a base model X3 but still…