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      03-28-2008 01:28 PM #1
      My Mom drives a 2006 Pontiac Grand-Am. She got like the least option choice possible and is just now realizing she doesn't like it. This is the e-mail I got from her.

      "What kind of car should I get? I want something that is at least average on gas, has room in the back big enough to put a washing machine and doesn't look like a mini-van in any way."


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      03-28-2008 01:33 PM #3
      If she seriously wants enough room to carry a washing machine, she'll need something bigger than just about anything VW builds.

      Would she be opposed to something like a Tacoma?


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      03-28-2008 01:37 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by Pijany »
      If she seriously wants enough room to carry a washing machine, she'll need something bigger than just about anything VW builds.

      Would she be opposed to something like a Tacoma?


      I dont know why the hell she wants to be able to carry a washing machine bc we already have a pick-up truck. You know how crazy moms are

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      03-28-2008 01:38 PM #5
      Lol you need a truck to carry a washing machine... unless its a weird shaped washing machine.

      Ford 3500 would do the job... Nice interior




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      03-28-2008 02:22 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by two.twoliter »
      bunch of smaller hatchbacks.

      not a single one of those is going to carry a washing machine...


    8. 03-28-2008 02:25 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by silvERia »

      not a single one of those is going to carry a washing machine...

      Just fold the seats and It'll work easily. Or does she rutinely drive around with five people in the car AND a washing machine in the back...?


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      03-28-2008 02:26 PM #9
      Why "has room in the back big enough to put a washing machine"? Does she do appliance deliveries?

      Seriously... most cars with room to carry a washing machine are going to be pickups, large hatchbacks/wagons (which many still will not work), middle to large SUV's and minivans.

      I think she needs to think seriously about what she REALLY needs and wants.

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      03-28-2008 02:27 PM #10
      Outback or Forester

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      03-28-2008 02:28 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by HenkanDDR »

      Just fold the seats and It'll work easily. Or does she rutinely drive around with five people in the car AND a washing machine in the back...?

      Not always... you have to consider the opening size, which is sometimes not perfectly square shaped and the width between the shock towers.

      I think you would be hard pressed to get a FULL SIZE washing machine in a Yaris or a Fit... but I would love to see someone provide pictures to prove me wrong.

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    12. 03-28-2008 02:39 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by dunhamjr »

      Not always... you have to consider the opening size, which is sometimes not perfectly square shaped and the width between the shock towers.

      I think you would be hard pressed to get a FULL SIZE washing machine in a Yaris or a Fit... but I would love to see someone provide pictures to prove me wrong.

      Electrolux full size machines require an opening of 24x25 inches, easily swallowed by the two Mazdas for example. The Yaris and the Fit are much smaller then the hatchbacks above, and especially the Mazda6 wagon...!

      Edit: Google turned up no images!


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      03-28-2008 02:44 PM #13
      Ok enough with the washing machine hahaha

      How bout carry a big family. Like one with a 5 year old. A teenager and all the goodies and what not.

      Kepp 'em coming!!!

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      03-28-2008 03:03 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by HenkanDDR »

      Electrolux full size machines require an opening of 24x25 inches, easily swallowed by the two Mazdas for example. The Yaris and the Fit are much smaller then the hatchbacks above, and especially the Mazda6 wagon...!

      Keep in mind that US appliances are quite a bit larger than their European counterparts, especially the huge front-load washers that are becoming so popular. Most of them are over 30" wide and 48" tall.

      The smallest car I'd recommend would be something like a Subaru Outback. You can fit a surprising amount of crap in them with the rear seats folded down. That said, we had a little trouble fitting a Sony 34XBR970 (34" widescreen CRT TV) in ours. It's a little smaller than a washer — 39" x 26" x 24" — and it just barely fit.

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      Quote, originally posted by adrew »
      Keep in mind that US appliances are quite a bit larger than their European counterparts, especially the huge front-load washers that are becoming so popular. Most of them are over 30" wide and 48" tall.

      AWESOME.

      TCL is now arguing about which cars can fit a full-size washing machine. I might as well go home now--my day is most certainly shot.


    16. 03-28-2008 03:24 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by adrew »

      Keep in mind that US appliances are quite a bit larger than their European counterparts, especially the huge front-load washers that are becoming so popular. Most of them are over 30" wide and 48" tall.

      The smallest car I'd recommend would be something like a Subaru Outback. You can fit a surprising amount of crap in them with the rear seats folded down. That said, we had a little trouble fitting a Sony 34XBR970 (34" widescreen CRT TV) in ours. It's a little smaller than a washer — 39" x 26" x 24" — and it just barely fit.

      The biggest GE is 28"x36", the Mazda6 atleast should handle that without a problem - it's also more than enough for a family of four...! I'd look into an Outback, VW Jetta, Audi A4, Saab 9-3/9-5 wagon or V50/V70 too...!


    17. 03-28-2008 03:27 PM #17
      seems most people are more stuck on the whole washing-machine thing more than actually tryin to help u out man. it was probably more of a "something large" than literally a washing machine.

      Go with a well-equipped rabbit or a nice passat-wagon 2.5


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    19. 03-28-2008 03:30 PM #19
      honda fit is way bigger on the inside then youd think.
      especially with its "magic" seats.

    20. 03-28-2008 03:32 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by VeeMeeDUBZ26 »
      seems most people are more stuck on the whole washing-machine thing more than actually tryin to help u out man. it was probably more of a "something large" than literally a washing machine.

      Go with a well-equipped rabbit or a nice passat-wagon 2.5

      To be fair, we are giving him car-help as well...


    21. 03-28-2008 03:35 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by HenkanDDR »

      To be fair, we are giving him car-help as well...

      fair enough, my friend. fair enough.


    22. 03-28-2008 03:36 PM #22
      Hilarious argument. Thanks TCL.

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      03-28-2008 04:01 PM #23
      If the washing machine remark was just a figure of speech, I would go for a Mazda 6. I like both the sedan and wagon versions. I would say they meet all of the criteria for mom.

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      03-28-2008 04:11 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by HenkanDDR »

      Just fold the seats and It'll work easily. Or does she rutinely drive around with five people in the car AND a washing machine in the back...?

      I don't know what planet you live on, but washing machines won't even fit through most of those backs, let alone fit inside.


    25. 03-28-2008 04:26 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by silvERia »

      I don't know what planet you live on, but washing machines won't even fit through most of those backs, let alone fit inside.

      He's from Planet Sweden and doesn't seem to understand that American washing machines are about twice as large as whatever they're selling over at his IKEA.

      American washers are bulky; they have to be to fit our bulky clothes, which fit our bulky gonads.

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      03-28-2008 06:12 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by SickWrathTerror »
      Hilarious argument. Thanks TCL.

      Omg this is hilarious. Everyone is as caught up on the washing machine comment as I am.

      I have no idea why the hell my mom would want a washing machine in her damn car.

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      03-28-2008 10:27 PM #28
      I guess you can keep making fun of the washing machine if you want?
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    29. 03-28-2008 10:32 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by tampaSi »

      He's from Planet Sweden and doesn't seem to understand that American washing machines are about twice as large as whatever they're selling over at his IKEA.

      American washers are bulky; they have to be to fit our bulky clothes, which fit our bulky gonads.

      Well, I provided measurments aswell... and yes the American washers are bigger, but they'd fit in a Mazda6 wagon for sure...!

      PS. Is there a "laundry lounge"? I don't want to destroy the OPs thread to much...!


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      03-28-2008 10:41 PM #31
      Mazda5?

      Kia Rondo?

      But for a box on wheels that gets good fuel economy and drives well and doesn't look like a minivan- it's hard to beat a front wheel drive CRV or Rogue.

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      03-29-2008 02:14 PM #34
      Screw her requirements, every mom needs a CL 500

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      03-29-2008 02:44 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by chucchinchilla »
      Screw her requirements, every mom needs a CL 500

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