Choose your color scheme:
The Vette Barn  
 
Go Back   The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic

Off Topic Off Topic - General non-Corvette related discussion.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools
Old 02-25-2016, 02:17pm   #1
RedLS1GTO
C4 Mod
Barn Raising II,III
Points: 45,182, Level: 100
Activity: 14.6%
 
RedLS1GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cincinnati, OH ....ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑBE....
Posts: 12,673
Thanks: 1,164
Thanked 6,675 Times in 2,994 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $19752334
Default I need a "Dadmobile"

With a little one about a month away I have been looking at the vehicles in the garage. I have everything I "need" but I want a Dadmobile of some sort.

I have the big dually that will easily fit carseats. The wife has a Yukon, check. Even the SS has more than enough room for a car seat.

If anybody has paid attention to my posts over the last year (which I doubt) I have been watching with interest whenever cars come up for sale. I want something new (to me). I've thought continuously about a Z/28 but prices are still up above what I think is a sound investment. (Yes, I know that's not a kid friendly choice)

I've seriously considered another SS, this 1 as a 6 speed, but I just don't know about 2 of the same thing. Seems kind of... vanilla. I like cars that you don't see every day.

The other thing that ALWAYS stays on the list is a V-Wagon. Definitely a 6 speed in that one. Let's face it, it's hard to get much cooler than that as a family car. Who doesn't want a station wagon that's faster than most sports cars?!



Any other ideas from the minds (I use that term loosely) here at the Barn? New, old,... only requirements are something fun to drive, something that I most likely won't see 2 more of in a parking lot, and enough room for a car seat to EASILY get in and out.
RedLS1GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RedLS1GTO For This Useful Post:
Old 02-25-2016, 02:22pm   #2
Stangkiller
Charter Member
Barn Stall Owner #5
Barn Raising I,II,III,IV
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 41,226, Level: 100
Activity: 30.2%
 
Stangkiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Republic of Texas
Posts: 17,513
Thanks: 5,360
Thanked 4,570 Times in 2,554 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2171904
Default

I'm working on finding a Denali to replace my diesel. When I get bored of the Denali i'll either give that to my wife, or put a blower on it. I've looked at the SS, CTS, I honestly would want the new larger, RWD Caddy, and well that's nearly as much as a slightly used Yukon Denali. Maybe consider a Jeep SRT8- if you can deal with their reliability issues. What about an M5 with the V10 and a tubi exhaust?

Will the SS really carry a rear facing car seat and still allow for a passenger in the front seat comfortably?

It seems like back seats keep shrinking, and there's only a few cars that will now take a rear facing seat without reducing the legroom in the front of the car. And even fewer are wide enough to not effect the drivers seat too.

Don't forget door openings and being able to put the carrier into the car without too much hassel.

Those CSTV wagons seemed a bit tough to find, and considering the rear door, putting a baby strapped into their seat into the back may still be a bit of a struggle.
Stangkiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 02:35pm   #3
ApexOversteer
A Real Barner
Points: 61,593, Level: 100
Activity: 0%
 
ApexOversteer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: 344
Posts: 14,746
Thanks: 143
Thanked 7,683 Times in 3,614 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $975924
Default

The CTS-V wagon is the only cool Dadmobile. All others are just symbols of your acceptance of automotive castration...
ApexOversteer is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ApexOversteer For This Useful Post:
Old 02-25-2016, 02:53pm   #4
Jobaka
Barn Stall Owner #79
Points: 18,301, Level: 93
Activity: 40.9%
 
Jobaka's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: King Arthur's Court
Posts: 8,037
Thanks: 2,201
Thanked 2,403 Times in 1,457 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $260
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedLS1GTO View Post

I like cars that you don't see every day.









Jobaka is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Jobaka For This Useful Post:
Old 02-25-2016, 02:55pm   #5
Thomas
Goldilocks
Barn Stall Owner #905

Bantayan Kids '13,'15
Points: 71,451, Level: 100
Activity: 0%
 
Thomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bukkake ruined my carpet
Posts: 24,915
Thanks: 3,567
Thanked 9,339 Times in 4,390 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1005484
Default

Maybe it's just my age, (54) or maybe it's the fact my automobile taste tends to run towards the traditional but a 500 hp station wagon, or a 500 hp four door makes absolutely no sense to me.

Hell, I just don't like four doors and I know they're wildly popular.

Disclaimer; I never had kids to consider but I do have dogs to haul around. In all reality a minivan would be a better choice for what I do but they hold zero appeal to me, hence the SUV.
Thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 02:56pm   #6
ApexOversteer
A Real Barner
Points: 61,593, Level: 100
Activity: 0%
 
ApexOversteer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: 344
Posts: 14,746
Thanks: 143
Thanked 7,683 Times in 3,614 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $975924
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
Disclaimer; I never had kids to consider but I do have dogs to haul around. In all reality a minivan would be a better choice for what I do but they hold zero appeal to me, hence the SUV.
What would you buy if SUV's didn't exist and minivans were a symbol of one's loyalty to ISIS?
ApexOversteer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 02:56pm   #7
Stangkiller
Charter Member
Barn Stall Owner #5
Barn Raising I,II,III,IV
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 41,226, Level: 100
Activity: 30.2%
 
Stangkiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Republic of Texas
Posts: 17,513
Thanks: 5,360
Thanked 4,570 Times in 2,554 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2171904
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
Maybe it's just my age, (54) or maybe it's the fact my automobile taste tends to run towards the traditional but a 500 hp station wagon, or a 500 hp four door makes absolutely no sense to me.

Hell, I just don't like four doors and I know they're wildly popular.

Disclaimer; I never had kids to consider but I do have dogs to haul around. In all reality a minivan would be a better choice for what I do but they hold zero appeal to me, hence the SUV.
You drive a 403hp 4 door

And yes minivans are wildly practical, but they take chunk out of your soul to drive.
Stangkiller is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Stangkiller For This Useful Post:
Old 02-25-2016, 02:59pm   #8
ApexOversteer
A Real Barner
Points: 61,593, Level: 100
Activity: 0%
 
ApexOversteer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: 344
Posts: 14,746
Thanks: 143
Thanked 7,683 Times in 3,614 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $975924
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedLS1GTO View Post
With a little one about a month away I have been looking at the vehicles in the garage. I have everything I "need" but I want a Dadmobile of some sort.
Ok, so if the SS isn't the "Dadmobile", then what is it?

Take whatever it is, move it to the "Dadmobile" bay in the garage, and then buy something new to fill the spot you now use the SS for...
ApexOversteer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 03:01pm   #9
Thomas
Goldilocks
Barn Stall Owner #905

Bantayan Kids '13,'15
Points: 71,451, Level: 100
Activity: 0%
 
Thomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bukkake ruined my carpet
Posts: 24,915
Thanks: 3,567
Thanked 9,339 Times in 4,390 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1005484
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ApexOversteer View Post
What would you buy if SUV's didn't exist and minivans were a symbol of one's loyalty to ISIS?
Probably a Silverado with a topper. (Diehard GM person here) And I'd have to work out some kind of heat in the back.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stangkiller View Post
You drive a 410hp 4 door
No, I've got a Tahoe and my wife drives a Camaro.
Thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 03:03pm   #10
SteelCityBlue
A Real Barner
Points: 9,872, Level: 68
Activity: 2.3%
 
SteelCityBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Smashville, TN
Posts: 1,409
Thanks: 349
Thanked 207 Times in 149 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $106631
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ApexOversteer View Post
What would you buy if SUV's didn't exist and minivans were a symbol of one's loyalty to ISIS?
How hard is it to learn arabic?

How much are the ***** wagons these days?
SteelCityBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 03:03pm   #11
Stangkiller
Charter Member
Barn Stall Owner #5
Barn Raising I,II,III,IV
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 41,226, Level: 100
Activity: 30.2%
 
Stangkiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Republic of Texas
Posts: 17,513
Thanks: 5,360
Thanked 4,570 Times in 2,554 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2171904
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
Probably a Silverado with a topper. (Diehard GM person here) And I'd have to work out some kind of heat in the back.

No, I've got a Tahoe and my wife drives a Camaro.
hmm, I thought you rocked an Escalade for some reason...403hp vs the tahoe 310.
Stangkiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 03:08pm   #12
Thomas
Goldilocks
Barn Stall Owner #905

Bantayan Kids '13,'15
Points: 71,451, Level: 100
Activity: 0%
 
Thomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bukkake ruined my carpet
Posts: 24,915
Thanks: 3,567
Thanked 9,339 Times in 4,390 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1005484
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stangkiller View Post
hmm, I thought you rocked an Escalade for some reason...403hp vs the tahoe 310.
I did. I traded it off last summer for a Tahoe LTZ.
Thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 03:11pm   #13
RedLS1GTO
C4 Mod
Barn Raising II,III
Points: 45,182, Level: 100
Activity: 14.6%
 
RedLS1GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cincinnati, OH ....ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑBE....
Posts: 12,673
Thanks: 1,164
Thanked 6,675 Times in 2,994 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $19752334
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stangkiller View Post
I'm working on finding a Denali to replace my diesel. When I get bored of the Denali i'll either give that to my wife, or put a blower on it. I've looked at the SS, CTS, I honestly would want the new larger, RWD Caddy, and well that's nearly as much as a slightly used Yukon Denali. Maybe consider a Jeep SRT8- if you can deal with their reliability issues. What about an M5 with the V10 and a tubi exhaust?
No SUVs this go 'round. Definitely looking for a car of some sort. I should also add that a BMW emblem on the nose is a non-starter as well. I'm just not a fan...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Stangkiller View Post
Will the SS really carry a rear facing car seat and still allow for a passenger in the front seat comfortably?

It seems like back seats keep shrinking, and there's only a few cars that will now take a rear facing seat without reducing the legroom in the front of the car. And even fewer are wide enough to not effect the drivers seat too.

Don't forget door openings and being able to put the carrier into the car without too much hassel.

Those CSTV wagons seemed a bit tough to find, and considering the rear door, putting a baby strapped into their seat into the back may still be a bit of a struggle.
The SS, believe it or not is great with a car seat. They are WAY bigger than they look (or feel) The thing has almost the same footprint as the Yukon in the garage.
RedLS1GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RedLS1GTO For This Useful Post:
Old 02-25-2016, 03:13pm   #14
datawiz
VB Dad of the Year
Barn Stall Owner #9

Barn Raising I,II
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 80,382, Level: 100
Activity: 99.5%
 
datawiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 28,722
Thanks: 6,205
Thanked 11,800 Times in 5,256 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $9937690
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ApexOversteer View Post
The CTS-V wagon is the only cool Dadmobile. All others are just symbols of your acceptance of automotive castration...
Cool car, but disagree about "only".

2016 AMG E63 S Wagon | Mercedes-Benz
datawiz is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to datawiz For This Useful Post:
Old 02-25-2016, 03:15pm   #15
RedLS1GTO
C4 Mod
Barn Raising II,III
Points: 45,182, Level: 100
Activity: 14.6%
 
RedLS1GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cincinnati, OH ....ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑBE....
Posts: 12,673
Thanks: 1,164
Thanked 6,675 Times in 2,994 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $19752334
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ApexOversteer View Post
Ok, so if the SS isn't the "Dadmobile", then what is it?

Take whatever it is, move it to the "Dadmobile" bay in the garage, and then buy something new to fill the spot you now use the SS for...
Believe it or not, we actually bought the SS for my wife. She drives it more than I do. It was her daily driver until she started working in the city and destroying vehicles. We bought the old Yukon so she wouldn't feel bad about body panels being ripped off of it in micro-sized parking spots.

My daily driver is the big dually.
RedLS1GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 03:15pm   #16
Stangkiller
Charter Member
Barn Stall Owner #5
Barn Raising I,II,III,IV
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 41,226, Level: 100
Activity: 30.2%
 
Stangkiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Republic of Texas
Posts: 17,513
Thanks: 5,360
Thanked 4,570 Times in 2,554 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2171904
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
I did. I traded it off last summer for a Tahoe LTZ.
I love the new LTZ's I just can't bring myself to give in to the puny 5.3L, even with the towing gear it's just not enough motor for daily driving in traffic around here.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedLS1GTO View Post
No SUVs this go 'round. Definitely looking for a car of some sort. I should also add that a BMW emblem on the nose is a non-starter as well. I'm just not a fan...




The SS, believe it or not is great with a car seat. They are WAY bigger than they look (or feel) The thing has almost the same footprint as the Yukon in the garage.
Well that leaves two options....Tesla P85D or a Hellcat
Stangkiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 03:16pm   #17
ApexOversteer
A Real Barner
Points: 61,593, Level: 100
Activity: 0%
 
ApexOversteer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: 344
Posts: 14,746
Thanks: 143
Thanked 7,683 Times in 3,614 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $975924
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by datawiz View Post
Cool car, but disagree about "only".

2016 AMG E63 S Wagon | Mercedes-Benz
At twice the price of a CTS-V wagon, that's not a Dadmobile, that's a Fuhrerwagen!
ApexOversteer is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ApexOversteer For This Useful Post:
Old 02-25-2016, 03:17pm   #18
RedLS1GTO
C4 Mod
Barn Raising II,III
Points: 45,182, Level: 100
Activity: 14.6%
 
RedLS1GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cincinnati, OH ....ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑBE....
Posts: 12,673
Thanks: 1,164
Thanked 6,675 Times in 2,994 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $19752334
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by datawiz View Post
Cool car, but disagree about "only".

2016 AMG E63 S Wagon | Mercedes-Benz
OK, I should clarify. My budget doesn't stretch to 6 figures on this one.


...although it may have the performance, I don't think the MercWagon looks nearly as good as the V.
RedLS1GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 03:22pm   #19
datawiz
VB Dad of the Year
Barn Stall Owner #9

Barn Raising I,II
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 80,382, Level: 100
Activity: 99.5%
 
datawiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 28,722
Thanks: 6,205
Thanked 11,800 Times in 5,256 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $9937690
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedLS1GTO View Post
...although it may have the performance, I don't think the MercWagon looks nearly as good as the V.
I concur, and would also select the Caddy.

Cars for Sale: 2014 Cadillac CTS V Wagon in Cincinnati, OH 45242: Wagon Details - 414180114 - Autotrader
datawiz is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to datawiz For This Useful Post:
Old 02-25-2016, 03:27pm   #20
SteelCityBlue
A Real Barner
Points: 9,872, Level: 68
Activity: 2.3%
 
SteelCityBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Smashville, TN
Posts: 1,409
Thanks: 349
Thanked 207 Times in 149 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $106631
Default

I wasn't thinking $60K used
SteelCityBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to SteelCityBlue For This Useful Post:
Reply

The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:08am.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2009 - 2019 The Vette Barn


Support the Barn:
 
Download the Mobile App;
 
Follow us on Facebook:

Become a Stall Owner

 

Apple iOS App        Google Android App

 

Visit our Facebook page