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|04-28-2013, 11:12 AM||#1 (permalink)|
random probability waves
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sandy Eggo by way of Mobtown
Survey of vehicular choices
I am curious to what folks would choose for a vehicle under the following circumstances:
primary commuter / secondary kid hauler for a family with 2 kids, both of which need to be in car seats. There already is a primary kid hauler.
I've got my short list - yes, the hypothetical situation above is my real one - but I was wondering what others would choose, and why
|04-28-2013, 11:29 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Bitter Young Man
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
BMW 5-Series. Preferably the M5.
|04-28-2013, 01:00 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vancouver BC
VW Jetta TDI, manual transmission. The automatics are terrible.
Owning a Mag means never having to say you're sorry.
Last edited by SPLATTER-ZONED; 05-02-2013 at 07:26 AM.
|04-28-2013, 01:14 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
A small hatchback. Pretty much any will do, although I'm a big fan of the Mazda3 myself. But, yeah, for commuting and two small kids, it's hard to beat a small hatchback.
Plus, most of them (VW Golf, Mazda 3, Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, Subaru Impreza, ect) are an absolute rip**** riot to drive. Plus, they're generally reliable as hell, get great gas mileage, and are all fairly affordable.
Just don't get a Dodge Caliber. They're spacious, and, as a side effect of the terrible interior, kid and dog-proof, and they're cheap as **** now, but man are they a terrible car to drive.
Also, if you're going to get a crossover, do yourself a favour and get a Mazda CX-5. It drives like a bigger version of the Mazda3, meaning it's waaaaay more fun than anything else in its class, it doesn't look half bad and it's got the best fuel economy in its class.
From a purely dollars-to-use standpoint, it's pretty hard to beat the Kia Soul. It's not unpleasant to drive, and it's not hideously ugly by any means, and you can cram a ton of kids and stuff in it for its size.
Also, for a completely different kind of driving entertainment, while still being very handy, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is the way to go. Top still comes off, it'll still outrun literally anything else out there off-road, and it seats 5 and has a trunk now.
Last edited by Marauder_Pilot; 04-28-2013 at 01:17 PM.
|04-28-2013, 01:23 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Sailor by choice
Honda Crosstour, or the new CRV. Cross tour with AWD and the V6 is actually pretty fun to drive though. I love mine. Though my gf's CRV is really nice too.
|04-28-2013, 01:26 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Buying Bankruptcy Kits
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SoCal, USA