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Old 08-15-2018, 07:44 PM   #1
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Advice on Large 2nd Cars

Am seriously considering going with the Model 3 and trading in the Model S, for a variety of reasons.

That would leave me with a Model 3 and a Golf R. I think that's perfectly cromulent; the Model 3 can take a surprisingly large amount of luggage and with a 300 mile range would be a better trip car in some ways than the Model S.

But let's play it out and say in 12 months I decide I need a bigger 2nd car. What to buy?

The largest semi-fun car with a stick I can think of is the 2.0L Accord. Am I missing any others? The A4 is dead now, but even that didn't have a huge amount of space beyond a Model 3.

I don't want to buy something dumb like an Outback wagon, or something dumber like an Explorer or Velar or something. But assuming I'm willing to lift my "no automatics" out of necessity, what would I even buy?

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Old 08-15-2018, 07:51 PM   #2
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Advice on Large 2nd Cars

Do you just need a bigger sedan? A wagon? Are you willing to go totally wild and consider an SUV?
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:58 PM   #3
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Am seriously considering going with the Model 3 and trading in the Model S, for a variety of reasons.

That would leave me with a Model 3 and a Golf R. I think that's perfectly cromulent; the Model 3 can take a surprisingly large amount of luggage and with a 300 mile range would be a better trip car in some ways than the Model S.

But let's play it out and say in 12 months I decide I need a bigger 2nd car. What to buy?

The largest semi-fun car with a stick I can think of is the 2.0L Accord. Am I missing any others? The A4 is dead now, but even that didn't have a huge amount of space beyond a Model 3.

I don't want to buy something dumb like an Outback wagon, or something dumber like an Explorer or Velar or something. But assuming I'm willing to lift my "no automatics" out of necessity, what would I even buy?

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Old 08-15-2018, 08:17 PM   #4
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:12 PM   #5
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Sarafil—for this thought exercise I am willing to consider anything, including SUVs.

Lemming—the Panamera is interesting, but part of the criteria here would be “can it transport 3 kids,* 2 adults, and luggage 4 hours to the beach?”


*ie, my two kids and one friend.
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:26 PM   #6
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Ugh, I think you'd quickly regret the Accord. I ride in them and wonder what happened to Honda's engineering.
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:39 PM   #7
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:46 PM   #8
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I’d think an suv would fit the bill... something like a used Tahoe?

Relatively low mileage, so fuel cost won’t be a big concern (even for a couple hundred mile beach trip...)
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:11 PM   #9
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based on your car history, I'd think a previous gen E63 wagon would be the most fitting.

If you're thinking purely utility / value in something you will be comfortable in, a 2013 x5 3.5i will be dirt cheap and very functional while not being completely horrible to drive. I don't like mine very much, but mostly because I'm bitter that you can't get a 5 wagon anymore. We do routinely put 3 kids in the back for long weekend / week long trips to the lake and they all get there with minimal complaining.
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In that case...



https://www.callawaycars.com/homepag...away-suburban/

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