Hey guys didn’t mean to bail! I just booked the tickets to fly down next friday. Will call seller and ask to leave a deposit to hold the car until I arrive.
Obviously holding my cards as I want to keep this a surprise. I am well aware of the legendary detective work of the TCLers so any hint will give it away!
Check this one out:
The only downside I see is that it doesn't have the trunk pass through option, but I like the color, sport package and xenons combo. Its also fairly low mileage, though a lot of maintenance stuff is due at the 100k mark.
In the bucket, in the middle seat, he fit fine. Birth to ~6mo.
In a rear facing seat, the passenger seat needs to be moved a long way forward to accommodate, to the point where really only my wife could sit in front of him. ~6mo to ~2yrs.
In a front facing seat, everyone has plenty of room.
The rear doors are very long and the rear door opening isn't huge; but it is do-able with some sacrifice.
I did the same thing when I had my kid so I speak from experience. Let my wife get a 4dr sportwagen for this purpose since my GTI is a two door. It was pointless. By the time they can walk, they are climbing into the seat themselves. My kid is about to be 5 now and i take him in the GTI all the time. He has his own recaro seat in the back middle that he clambers up into by himself. In fact if I even help him get into it he gets mad, he wants to do it himself.
So the procedure is basically, open drivers door, pull latch on seat up and move forward he climbs in and we get going. Easy.
The other thing a lot of people dont think of when they go this route is that if you want your kid to be safest you have to put the car seat in the middle, regardless of how many doors you have. So if you get a 4 dr and put your kids seat in the middle you end up having to go through the same inconviences that you would with the 2 dr, bending over, reaching in, latching buckles etc.
Last edited by EverthingIsTerrible; 01-18-2020 at 03:46 PM.
What does everyone think of a first gen Porsche Cayenne 6MT?
I just checked one out on a website and in doing some initial sleuthing it doesn’t have the IMS bearing issue and the car is so far looking reliable if one is mechanically inclined.
Even though I didn’t want an SUV, I can see the comfort of a big SUV along with the fun of driving a stick shift. There has to be some cool points there!