Clear income It offers great possibilities and allows you to adapt the display according to your own preferences. With that amount we’ll buy both B-Class cars, in a volume equal to compacts from several years ago, as well as slightly older, but bigger and more functional vehicles. We decided to find eight proven facts from different continents and classes. here they are.
This is a proposal to claim. The allocated budget will allow us to purchase the second generation Nissan Murano. The Japanese crossover was produced from 2008 to 2014 in Japan and the USA – where many imported cars come from. When looking for a second-hand Murano, it should be remembered that the basic versions abroad have only front-wheel drive. An interesting silhouette hides a spacious interior that can comfortably accommodate four people. The list of accessories may include leather upholstery, antique multimedia, a number of safety systems and imitation wood on the dashboard.
Two command units were available. It’s a naturally aspirated 3.5 V6 petrol engine with 260-265 hp and an economical 2.5 dCi diesel with 190 hp – known, among other things, from the Navara. Murano is an authentic road cruiser. It provides high driving comfort and, contrary to appearances, provides acceptable costs for the current operation. The V6 variant burns a lot, but it can be called gas.
Citroen C4 Cactus seems to be an interesting proposition for Individualists. The budget will allow a model after a facelift from 2017. Production continues until 2020 at the Spanish factories of the brand. During the update, the distinctive cushions were removed and the body line became more elegant. Despite its connection to the C3 city, the interior offers enough space for four people. The materials used do not raise any objections, nor does the level of equipment. Most cars have extensive multimedia with a touch screen, an on-board computer, smooth acceleration and cruise control.
The choice of engines is limited to a three-cylinder 1.2-liter gasoline engine with 75-82 hp from PureTech and 110-130 hp for the supercharged version. The diesel is a proven design – 1.6 HDI with 92-100 hp. In each version, the power goes to the front wheels only. It is worth noting that this is one of the most comfortable crossovers in its class.
Renault Captur I
The first generation Renault Captura is considered a softer offering among city crossovers. The model, which is based on the architecture of the Clio IV, was produced from 2013 to 2019. The interestingly drawn body features contrasting plastic inserts on the doors and grille. Of course, there is no question of corrosion problems here. The interior design derives from the aforementioned Clio generation, and the dashboard design is structured and made from decent materials. However, the driving position is noticeably higher, and the raised roofline ensures plenty of headroom. In terms of optional equipment available, the Captur offers a panoramic sunroof, automatic air conditioning, multimedia navigation, automatic transmission EDC and Bluetooth.
To drive there are 0.9 TCe 90 KM, 1.2 TCe 120 KM and the latest joint product with Mercedes – 1.3 TCe 140-160 KM. The economic proposal is a 1.5 dCi diesel with 90-110 hp. Each unit is great, although the basic unit will only work in the city.
Fiat 500 X
After Fiat acquired Jeep, the Italians got to experience the American brand in the construction of off-road vehicles. Building on the small Renegade, they developed their own interpretation of the urban crossover, the 500X. It has been produced steadily since 2014 at the Italian factories of the brand in Melfi. Both bodies can accommodate four adults, providing them with adequate space. The materials used in the cabin are average but completely identical. The list of extras includes automatic air conditioning, navigation, automatic transmission, leather upholstery and simple cruise control.
All engine versions fit our budget. It is a 1.4 MultiAir 170 HP petrol and 1.0 FireFly Turbo 120 HP and diesel engines – 1.6 MultiJet 120 HP and 2.0 MultiJet 140 HP.
50 thousand zlotys is also enough for the Seat Aaron from the initial period of production. The Volkswagen T-Cross technology mixer has been produced in Spain since 2017. The dynamically drawn body continues to attract new customers. The interior is quieter and strongly resembles Ibiza. The materials used are of good quality, and effectively tolerate daily use. In the seats, each driver will find the right position for a longer ride, but only short people can sit comfortably on the sofa. The Arona offered, among other things, a multimedia system with a navigation system, an on-board computer, various color accessories and safety systems, and an automatic double-clutch DSG. The latter option should be considered if the mileage of a particular vehicle exceeds 150,000 km.
Diesel engine enthusiasts can choose the rated 1.6 TDI with 90-115 hp. The gasoline range is 1.0 TSI 95-115 km and 1.5 TSI 150 km. Every motorcycle is worth recommending.
Mazda CX-7 is a proposal for demanding drivers. Produced in Japan, it will be available from 2006 to 2012. Both bodies are clearly similar to the Model 6 that was appreciated in Europe.Unfortunately, like all Mazdas, it struggles with gradual body wear, and regular maintenance only slows down this process. The interior offers enough space for four people. There’s a full electrician at their disposal, vintage navigation, elaborate sounding, and leather upholstery or all-wheel drive.
The range of engines in Europe consists of a 2.2 diesel MZR-CD with 173 hp or a 2.3 turbo gasoline engine with 260 hp. The latter option is more suitable for the metal structure. This is a car the sporty driver will love.
Renault Kadjar remains to some extent in the shadow of its technological twin – Nissan Qashqai. The French compact crossover was produced at the Spanish factories of Renault in 2015-2022. The muscular body does not have problems with wear and attracts attention with many contrasting plastic rolls and inserts. The interior is also derived from Nissan. Impeccable ergonomics and good quality finishes are its strengths. Driving mode discourages dynamic driving. Provides comfort and relaxation conditions with peaceful use. Kadjar leaves the lounge optionally with dual-zone air conditioning, medium multimedia, panoramic roof, several safety and drive systems 4×4.
A petrol engine is available 1.2 TCe 130 hp and 1.6 TCe 163 hp. After the offerings are up, the 1.3 TCe will be expanded with 140 or 160 hp. Diesel is also of interest. It’s 1.5 dCi 110-115hp and 1.6 dCi 130hp.
Renault Kadjar photo by Renault
BMW X1 E84
With 50,000 in our pockets, we can also search for crossovers with a distinctive sign. It includes the smallest BMW model of the X family. The X1 E84 was produced from 2009 to 2015. An interesting body with typical Bavarian features has no problems with wear. However, the interior is disappointing in terms of spaciousness and quality of workmanship. We will have a comfortable ride only in the armchairs. It’s just narrow in the back. The quality of the plastic used is inferior to BMW’s capabilities. In addition to the dashboard, there are many solid materials in the cabin.
Standard for the X1 was rear-wheel drive and the optional xDrive system. Steam is provided by gasoline units 2.0 150-245 hp, 3.0 218-258 hp and diesel 2.0 116-218 hp. A lot of power is associated with good driving characteristics.
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