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Old 06-04-2013, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Texas
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My last two cars have been 2 seaters
(XLR-V, GS Vette)

and because of the kid/car seat, I need 4 seats.

M3?
911?
I want something that is also a decent ride and doesn't rattle my arse on crappy highway roads.

Thanks.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: California
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I can vouch from experience...the M3 has ALOT more room in the back compared to the 911. Those seats are basically worthless and for Ins. purposes.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Rio
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Whats wrong with a real family car for you and your family? Settle down. Get a crown victoria.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Whats wrong with a real family car for you and your family? Settle down. Get a crown victoria.
I have 4 cars, 2 of which can be considered "family cars" (toyota and caddy SUVs).
I want a convertible, but I don't want to miss nice driving days because I have the kid and the car seat is in the suv.
I'm not talking about 60mph down the freeway with the kid in the car - I just mean a jaunt over to the grocery store (which is behind my neighborhood - don't even have to cross a light) or to my parents' house (2 streets over).
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Prosper
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I can vouch from experience...the M3 has ALOT more room in the back compared to the 911. Those seats are basically worthless and for Ins. purposes.
Agreed. The M3's suspension is also a bit softer and gives a more compliant ride. The newer 911's have either 19" or 20" wheels stock, with very narrow rubber.

Even though I'm a Porsche guy, there's better choices out there if you need a 4 seater convertible. You also might want to consider a Mercedes variant, as it will probably have the best ride quality, if not in all out handling prowess.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Agreed. The M3's suspension is also a bit softer and gives a more compliant ride. The newer 911's have either 19" or 20" wheels stock, with very narrow rubber.

Even though I'm a Porsche guy, there's better choices out there if you need a 4 seater convertible. You also might want to consider a Mercedes variant, as it will probably have the best ride quality, if not in all out handling prowess.
The only 4 seater Mercedes convertibles are the E and C class...neither of which are particularly compelling vehicles. I can get better performance for the price (or just a little more) I think.

My bro told me go M6/6 series, but those are heavy, ponderous cars with ponderous steering. I just could never get into them once I test drove the M6.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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My standard response to such inquiries. I guess I am redundant and boring. 4 seats, beautiful, classy, reasonably fast, and you will almost never see someone else driving the same car. $40-$50K for a really nice one, a few get up to $80 - 100 but that is extreme.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'd love to go classic, Cold, but this has to also be my daily driver on a 55 mile round trip commute (and part of that commute is through a very skeevy part of town - cannot tolerate any breakdown).
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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what about a top of the line 2013 Mustang GT 5.0 Drop top?
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
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what about a top of the line 2013 Mustang GT 5.0 Drop top?
I've done Mustangs, and I have one now (I never drive it).
I find the new design (since the mid 2000s) to be super ugly, too.
I want something a little more...pbbbbbbttt...along the lines of the M3 or 911, if you get my meaning.
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