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Which hybrid to buy?

seress90seress90 Posts: 1
edited February 20 in Lexus
Hey all,

This is a repost of a discussion, unfortunately I couldn't find a way to delete the discussion itself, I just realized i posted the below incorrectly. Apologies for that.

I'm fairly new both on the page and in the world of hybrid cars.
I'm just about to change my Mazda 6 2006 2.0 and fortunately I'll be able to buy a hybrid/PHEV car.
I have a few certain models in mind and I'd like to ask for some assistance in the decision. I need it to be either a wagon or a SUV as I often need to travel with my doggos, and I'm soon to be a dad as well, we definitely need the space. Though I dont specifically wanna speed a lot, I'd appreciate if it could accelerate quickly for overtaking, fuel consumption is absolutely secondary.

I will be using them mostly in the city with the occasional longer drives. I don't have a problem charging the cars, fortunately I have the possibility to do so at work.

The types I have in mind:
Lexus RX450h from around 2010-2011
Mercedes-Benz C350Te from 2015-ish
Volvo V60 PHEV around 2015-ish

I read that the Lexus is very reliable however I'm unsure if this changed due to the higher milage compared to the other newer options.
I love how luxuriant the MB is, but I'm slightly afraid that it would require a lot more maintenance due to the turbo it has, same with the Volvo as the diesel engine comes with two turbochargers and with all their maintenance costs.

I'd appreciate if any of you would be able to provide me some insight on the two latter, I tried to dig up information online but apparently both the Mercedes and the Volvo are too new for people to complain about them, I can't be sure what the common issues are and how reliable they are, how high the maintenance costs are.

Thank y'all in advance!


Best Answer

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 184,684
    Accepted Answer
    I'll say that any of those choices will be shockingly expensive to maintain/repair. If I were buying a used car, I'd avoid hybrids, as those repair costs might be even higher than a gas model, as they age.

    But, out of those three, even with the advanced age, the Lexus will be the cheapest to own, most likely.

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