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Old 02-25-2016, 03:49pm   #21
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Of course you found 1 15 minutes from my house...

If that was a 6 speed I'd be there tonight.
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GMC Typhoon. Fast and practical.
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:57pm   #23
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Well. I just bought a 2016 Honda Odyssey for the family car.

Surprisingly, it is very nice on the road and handles well. The one thing I love is that it is easy to get my son in and out of his car seat right now with the sliding door and with another one on the way, I will have to be loading two into car seats soon.

I got it loaded with all options except the vacuum cleaner. With the automatic doors it will be easy to load and unload the kids and the back is low enough that my wife can easily fold up the stroller and put it in the rear storage area.

I am not a minivan guy, but I do love this ride and enjoy driving it.
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how did the odessey compare to the pilot?
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Old 02-25-2016, 06:16pm   #25
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Well. I just bought a 2016 Honda Odyssey for the family car.
Honda makes great vehicles, period.

I like the CTS-V Wagon but think about it: Are you really going to use all that HP? When I had the Gallardo, I didn't come close to using over 500HP. I like to think more in terms of usable HP these days. I don't think your plan is to track the car, so I think you might be spending a lot of cash for nothing.

Then again...if you like the car...nothing should stop you from buying it.
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Tom,

Just accept the fact that it's that time of life when the minivan makes sense. Accept it. You have two race cars. Its time to be the soccer mom.
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I'm starting to itch for one of these...

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screw it..can't get it to work from dropbox for some reason...
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how did the odessey compare to the pilot?

The more I thought about it, my son will be 4 in a couple months and I wanted the extra seating so if/when he has friends that we want to take places with him we would have the extra seating. Also, we may have more than just kids riding with us places. It will seat 7 and fairly comfortably.

I really do love driving this van around. With the Bluetooth stereo and the cameras and all the collision avoidance systems, it really should be a good car when the wife finishes her driving lessons and gets a license.
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GMC Typhoon. Fast and practical.
Oooooooh. I have always liked those. Not sure how a kiddo seat in a 2 door SUV is gonna work out though.

In a similar mindset, I have also considered a Grand National.

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Honda makes great vehicles, period.

I like the CTS-V Wagon but think about it: Are you really going to use all that HP? When I had the Gallardo, I didn't come close to using over 500HP. I like to think more in terms of usable HP these days. I don't think your plan is to track the car, so I think you might be spending a lot of cash for nothing.

Then again...if you like the car...nothing should stop you from buying it.
I think it's principle with the V-Wagon. Station wagon - not cool. 500+hp station wagon - VERY cool.

On the same note, resale should be pretty good on them, especially a 6 speed given the rarity.

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Just accept the fact that it's that time of life when the minivan makes sense. Accept it. You have two race cars. Its time to be the soccer mom.
Wait... are you calling me Tom? If so, I refuse to accept this reality. I actually made the wife sign an agreement (that was also notarized) saying that I would never be forced to drive a minivan. Luckily she likes cars almost as much as I do.

The V-Wagon as kind of a middle finger to the minivan reality. Sure... I'll drive a "family car".
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:58pm   #32
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Wait... are you calling me Tom? If so, I refuse to accept this reality.


RED I'm not sure why he called you Tom, hows the lawnmower repair going these days?





I like this..


Also what was the Wagon that Lellend had? it was a pretty sporty wagon also. I can't remember what it was..


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Also what was the Wagon that Lellend had? it was a pretty sporty wagon also. I can't remember what it was..
Dodge Magnum.

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Dodge Magnum.

I had one of these as a company car. Maroon w gray interior. Model below the rt. Always felt like the rear end was coming around in the rain.
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In my inbox from Motortrend

15 Performance Cars That You Can Pitch as a Family Car - Motor Trend
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I would still love too have one of those slammed, LT-1 Chevy Caprice Classic or Buick Roadmaster "fat-daddy" wagons, someday!
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Honda makes great vehicles, period.

I like the CTS-V Wagon but think about it: Are you really going to use all that HP? When I had the Gallardo, I didn't come close to using over 500HP. I like to think more in terms of usable HP these days. I don't think your plan is to track the car, so I think you might be spending a lot of cash for nothing.

Then again...if you like the car...nothing should stop you from buying it.
When had a 2001 Honda Odyssey EX for more than a decade. It was a great vechicle with plenty of room for seven, luggage and towing capacity, too.
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By the time you separate the high dollar picks, you're left with cars that are far too small for baby seats. Some would suffice for that time you get to booster seats but baby seats take an ass of room nowadays.

We had a '12 CTS awd sedan and I had to sit too close to the dash to make room for the seat in back.
Even our '13 Yukon Denali is tight on legroom in the back.

Our '15 F150 super crew has been the sleeper hit of the line-up.
Legroom for miles and in the back we can fit the baby seat, booster seat and room for my 12 yr old daughter who is fairly tall and leggy.

We got really close to doing the mini van thing but just can't do it.
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Subaru Forester 2.0 Turbo? We just bought a 2.5i but the turbo version RUNS. Plus all wheel drive and the sightlines out of this thing are unreal. No manual option with the turbo though.
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