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      02-05-2013, 01:17 PM   #19
Second Lieutenant

Drives: 2003 M3 Vert
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Diego

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Originally Posted by tony20009 View Post
I got her the wagon for several reasons:
  • I don't believe in using a truck as the primary "car." I also have an SUV, but I drive it only when there's a specific need. It's not my everyday vehicle. I feel this way because I hate how SUVs block the view of drivers behind them on the highway and next to them (or, God forbid, between two of them) in parking lots. And there're too damn many of them on the road because folks buy them as daily drivers and then drive around all by themselves.
  • Wagons have more than enough space for all but the most rarefied and specific of circumstances.
  • Wagons handle better than SUVs
  • Wagons use less fuel (not a lot, but for a college kid, every penny helps as they generally seem never to have enough money and, for my kids at least, their only source of income is mine).
And wagons also have shorter braking distances than SUVs.

I understand the difficulty in bringing manual transmissions in a niche vehicle like a wagon, but at least bring RWD.
2003 BMW M3 Vert | 2016 VW GTI | 2010 Audi A4 Avant | Past: 2006 Scion xB, 2005 Volvo S60 2.5T, 1986 MB 190E 2.3-16