I get a hire car most weeks, and have very little control of what car I am given. I have had a lot of different cars ..... This week I got an ix35, 2wd 5 door, with all the features, not sure exactly what model it is. It is absolutly the best hire car I have ever had, I have really enjoyed driving it, and even started trying to find reasons to drive it further. I live out in the Hills of North Wales, and drive into London. so it gets to see a mile or so of off-road action, 20 odd miles of country lanes, a hundred of A & B roads, moterway, and finally city streets. This is the 1st hire car I have had that has felt able to comfortable deal with all these different roads. Its easy to drive in both good daytime and wet nighttime conditions. A high seating position and uncluttered windscreen gives a great view of the road. The seating position is comfortable, and roomy. I like to sit up straight to drive, often seats are designed for people who like to almost lay down. The model I had, had plenty of great equipment, satnav, Rear parking camera, sunroof. Cup holders were pleantifull (and sadly lacking in most BMW). Only issues I had, was lack of DAB radio, and the rear parking camera being blured, a problem I could not solve by cleaning. This is the 1st hire car, I have ever fancied buying for myself.
Rick Rick, denbighshire, November 21st 2013