Last post on Dec 13, 2005 at 7:17 AM
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#445 of 483 Re: The oversized fad is out [joey2brix]
Apr 13, 2005 (8:51 am)
We have a fair number of luxury wagons here in LA, mostly foreign such as Audi. Have also seen a few Dodge Magnums, lots of Subarus, but virtually no Mailbu Maxxes.
As the the "Hemi fad", it's firing on all cylinders here. Chrysler 300C's are all over the place (I see several each day), along with "tuned" Accords, Hummers, Excursions and plentiful oversized vehicles, each with only one person inside. Do they care about gas prices? I doubt it.
Apr 21, 2005 (12:33 pm)
My dad picked up a '05 Magnum RT AWD last week. Now that's a wagon! The Magnum goes to show that a wagon can be sexy and fast. What a brute of a car.
#447 of 483 Re: Hemi [sebring95]
Apr 22, 2005 (6:17 pm)
Check your #s O-60 time is 6.3 seconds .......I know this first hand.
Jun 02, 2005 (5:09 pm)
am wondering if any prospective sport wagoners have compared the Malibu Maxx to the Audi A3, and what the opinions are?
#449 of 483 Re: comparing Maxx to A3 [kurtamaxxguy]
Jun 03, 2005 (3:36 am)
I looked at the A3..I beleive it is smaller in comparison to the Maxx...it is typical German quality, which in my experience has been good........but you cant touch one here in NOVA for under 30K....at least the ones on the lot I looked at were fully loaded...and all the bells and whistles.....and it appears you lose some legroom in the back as well...Price wise...the Maxx is still a better value IMHO.
Jun 03, 2005 (7:07 am)
Hadn't thought of that comparo.
The A3 is quite small, I went to see one at Rockville Audi. It has not been prepped and their demo was wrecked, so I could not test drive it. I imagine the 2.0 FSI feels a lot different than the 'bu's V6. Lighter and sportier.
The Maxx can pass as a family vehicle, it's a lot bigger, tons more rear legroom. I've only driven the sedan, but handling is on the soft side. The V6 is torquey, though.
#451 of 483 Edmunds comparo: Dodge Magnum vs. Subaru Legacy
Jun 03, 2005 (8:40 am)
Very interesting article regarding "new-think" wagons. Thoughts?
Jun 03, 2005 (8:56 am)
Yes I read A3 is quite smaller than Maxx (about 2 ' shorter). Will be interesting to see how it does in IIHS testing (its cousin, the Jetta, did very well in side impact testing - better than the Malibu or most other mid sized cars).
if anyone here does compare two as driving, etc., will enjoy hearing about it!
#453 of 483 Re: Comparison Test [lexusrocks]
Jun 04, 2005 (3:50 pm)
If you're looking for interior space, the Ford Freestyle would win hands down. It's the only 7 pass among the group.