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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#15970 of 16984 Re: My $.02 [dino001]
Apr 15, 2013 (11:50 am)
I have three kids. Two will be in child seat (not the rear facing or the booster). Just two regular car seat. The third is older kid in the middle, not requiring car seat. I tried that on 328. Did not work well. Very uncomfortable.
#15971 of 16984 Re: My $.02 [ilexusbuyer]
Apr 15, 2013 (12:51 pm)
Was thinking should try out 535 since with v6, it might be a better drive for the bigger car, but again due to price shock did not even try it.
This was probably a typo on your part but the 535i, like all 6 cylinder BMWs, uses an inline six.
#15972 of 16984 Re: My $.02 [ilexusbuyer]
Apr 15, 2013 (3:42 pm)
Need a minivan?
#15973 of 16984 Re: My $.02 [dino001]
Apr 15, 2013 (4:09 pm)
Already have one. Need a sedan that can sit 5 comfortably. Currently have a Camry and it does the job well.
#15974 of 16984 Re: My $.02 [ilexusbuyer]
Apr 15, 2013 (5:32 pm)
I'm kind of in the same boat as you. I've got 3 kids. For family hauling duties we've got a 2011 Honda Pilot. My DD is a 2011 328xi which is actually smaller than the current generation 328xi that you drove. 90% of the time it is just me in the car. If I need to take 2 kids with me, I can put their car seats (high back booster seats) in the back of my BMW. They actually prefer the back if my 2001 Honda Prelude. My point is that I don't need 2 cars that'll fit all 5 of us.
Like dino001 said, so many times we say we need cars for that "what if" that comes along once or twice a year.
#15975 of 16984 Re: My $.02 [ilexusbuyer]
Apr 15, 2013 (5:52 pm)
Howa about 328 wagon? it is just about to be released. Same driving experience as sedan (I know, I have one previous gen, there is no difference from sedan), same legroom, but better access to back seat and more back headroom than sedan. Since your passengers are kids, not adults, legroom is not as critical, but improved access maj just do the trick. And you get extra cargo space for kids' stuff. If you wait another six months, there will be 328/335 GT, more legroom in the back, better access.
Think about it - if the car is really for you and only sometimes for the kids, 328 wagon could really be for you.
#15976 of 16984 Re: My $.02 [dino001]
Apr 15, 2013 (6:09 pm)
the one thing that the wagon won't have happens to be the key issue. Back seat width.
#15977 of 16984 Re: My $.02 [nyccarguy]
Apr 15, 2013 (6:28 pm)
I understand what you are saying, but my "what if" happens everyday. I prefer to use the van on long drives or when there is lot of cargo to hold. On regular basis I would like to use the sedan.
#15978 of 16984 Re: My $.02 [ilexusbuyer]
Apr 15, 2013 (6:47 pm)
someone over on the Accord thread just posted about how much they love their new Accord V6, and compared it to an ES. Pretty much all the features, and 12K less. and a big back seat.
#15979 of 16984 Re: My $.02 [ilexusbuyer]
Apr 15, 2013 (6:51 pm)