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With an emphasis on bold grille design to distinguish it from the pack, the 2021 BMW 4 Series is unmistakable for anything but a BMW. Turbocharged 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines, rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, and an automatic-only transmission summarize the drivetrain choices. It still comes in a convertible, too. The performance-tuned M4 variant has a twin-turbo 6-cylinder good for more than 500 horsepower, and offers a manual gearbox.
There are a number of places to purchase a used auto. Here's a quick rundown: CarMax offers no-haggle pricing and cars that are in good condition, but its prices are a bit higher than you'll find elsewhere. Private-party sellers have lower prices and can be negotiated with more easily, but the burden is on the buyer to get the car inspected. Major dealerships sell certified pre-owned cars that are in excellent condition and backed by factory warranties. This option will appeal to buyers who want to minimize the risks of buying used and are willing to pay extra for it. Independent used-car lots are another alternative but can vary wildly on price and the condition level of their cars.
Though it sells in small numbers, Subaru’s elemental 2+2 sports car returns for the 2022 model year with a flat-four engine making more power, rear-wheel drive, and a choice between a manual gearbox and an automatic transmission. Design themes are similar to the outgoing car, but with more appealing details that give the 2022 Subaru BRZ a premium look, inside and out. Naturally, new tech is also a part of the package.
A vehicle history report from services such as AutoCheck, Carfax or the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System is worth the money and could help tip the scales in favor of one car over another. Pro tip: Check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA.gov) website to see if the vehicle you're considering is under an active safety recall.