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#18 of 149 Re: [sapparo]
Dec 20, 2004 (12:48 pm)
Mom's come in all different shapes and sizes. Please remember this discussion is primarily for women ("Mom") to state what she wants in a vehicle - not a place to discuss women and cars.
Dec 20, 2004 (4:07 pm)
As far as I know expensive MB and BMW wagons are still a hot ticket in upscale urban and affluent suburban areas.
The new E wagon, although painfully pricey, is a real beauty, better looking than any SUV could dream, and unlike a SUV, it isn't pretending to be something that it isn't. If I found I was a Halliburton heir or otherwise came into a fortune, I could see myself in one.
Dec 20, 2004 (7:07 pm)
Thats news to me. Im pretty sure the M class and X5 were made just for us because E wagons and 5 wagons dont sell here. BMW also gave us X3 instead of 3 wagon.
Dec 20, 2004 (7:27 pm)
The M and X exist to cash in on fads. The E wagon has sold here for 25 years. I don't think the BMWs have been nearly as popular, but they do have their fans.
Dec 20, 2004 (9:32 pm)
25 years ago, companies could sell station wagons. In Europe, they still can. This is the reason why the Germans (and Volvo) still make wagons and nobody else does. There used to be Camry and Accord wagons as well, you'll notice they are long gone. People would much rather have a Highlander or Pilot.
Dec 21, 2004 (5:45 am)
Or an Exploder or something else that is really just a pretend wagon.
Accord wagon in NA? I know they sell it elsewhere...and it is kind of interesting.
#24 of 149 Some great discussions...
Dec 21, 2004 (6:58 am)
There are a number of great comparison discussions in the Forums. So we can keep this discussion on-topic of "Cars for Moms..." here are some places to discuss specific vehicles or class comparisons:
Help me select a Wagon
Upcoming Wagons & Crossovers
#26 of 149 Some general thoughts
Dec 22, 2004 (8:12 pm)
Today I saw a Mercedes E-Class wagon with three child seats (not baby seats...belt positioning boosters) across the back. They seemed to fit just fine.
As far as cars for moms; well, it's been four years since our first child; we've now got two, and there is NOTHING I can say or do to get my wife to give up her Honda Accord coupe!
Actually, the two car seats fit in the back seat of the Accord just fine. For family trips we take my Volvo S70, but we've never wanted for passenger or cargo space in either car (and this includes family trips from Iowa to Massachusetts at least annually.) I'd like to get her a wagon (or get me a wagon and have her drive my car...either way is fine by me) I guess I've always been mystified by people who have one kid and decide they need a Honda Odyssey or Chevy Tahoe.
#27 of 149 lancerfixer
Dec 23, 2004 (11:51 pm)
Or a Suburban or 'slade.