Which should you get?

* Which makes the most sense for you? * How to weigh all the pros and cons * Battle of the badges for your budget...

Which should you get?

There is something very appealing about speccing your very own car and taking delivery, but there's no doubting its expensive.

Depending on what you really need your car to do, a used option could get you something bigger, better-equipped and with more prestige.

We can't tell you which of these three you should get, ultimately, since every buyer has a different set of needs.

Which would we get? A Friday afternoon straw poll of the What Car? office puts the 3 Series in front with six votes, the VW in second position with four and the 5 Series in bronze medal spot with three.