Unsung heroes that are well worth a test drive
According to an article written by consumer reports; there are 5 great cars that are lurking under the radar screen, hidden from the limelight. They are not be the best selling in a given segment and may have been absent from any prestigious award ceremony, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider them. Why be part of the herd if you can make an informed, intelligent decision on your own? Daring to be different can have its rewards.
We have found five cars that merit special attention even though they may not be the most obvious choice or something your trend-setting neighbor in, Ottawa, Ontario, just parked on his/her driveway. In compiling this list, we not only looked at models that did well in our testing, but also factored feedback from owners who told us in significant numbers that they would definitely buy again.
Chrysler 300/Dodge Charger
After a freshening for 2015, these fraternal twins remain solid and competitive. The Chrysler 300 is comfortable, roomy, quiet, and capable cruiser that’s quite rewarding to drive. That shouldn’t be too surprising since it is derived from the Mercedes-Benz E-Class of two generations ago. If it had a more prestigious logo, the 300 could command $10,000 more. The V6 mated to the eight-speed automatic is the way to go, and all-wheel-drive is optional. It also doesn’t hurt that the UConnect infotainment system is one of the best in the business.
If you want to kick things up a notch, with a younger, more exuberant alternative, the related Dodge Charger provides a sportier experience. And if your conscience and wallet allow you to indulge in that unadulterated 5.7-liter Hemi V8, it is a certifiable four-door muscle car that can pamper without being too ostentatious. Fair warning: Both sedans have variable reliability that can dip below average for a given model year.
Other Notable mentions include the 2015 Mazda 3, 2015 Subaru Forester, 2015 Subaru Legacy, and the 2015 Volkswagon Passat.
The 2015 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300, are available in Ottawa, Ontatio, from the Dodge Headquarters located at 900 St. Laurent Blvd.; Ottawa Chrysler Jeep Dodge.
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