Interior on these is way too dated to consider IMO.Since OP is in Upstate Imma recommend an A4. Unstoppable in winter, good looks, nice car to drive, good engine, easy to find a good one like this..
Well when you purposely pick the worst picture available on Google Image Search anything will look crappy. :laugh: In real life sure it's not the most up to date but it's not a bad place to be either. Good layout, nice switch gear, nice materials, nice rear seat area, etc.Interior on these is way too dated to consider IMO.
G37 or, more realistically at this budget, G35 sedan is a great option. Probably the best.I want to suggest a G37, but I feel like that's a loaded + obvious answer coming from me. But they are roomier than the E90, more reliable than the E90 + E60, and tuned + equipped nicely (stickshift = sport package = LSD + big brakes + better steering + other driver goodies). Def worth a look IMO. Everything else is some combo of less reliable, less roomy, worse equipped and wacker drivetrain
...Says the guy who ditched his 5dr GTI for a couple of SUVs.I have to say, why not get a 5dr GTI, problem solved? More functional than a sedan and you still get to enjoy a GTI.
Hahah :laugh: Lease was up , but yea I should have just kept it! But honestly the height of a the SUV is what we enjoy the most. Taking a baby in and our of the car sucks when you have to hunch down. You'll know soon enough Congrats btw:beer::beer:...Says the guy who ditched his 5dr GTI for a couple of SUVs.
In related news, my first kiddo will be coming home in a few weeks in the previously-stated MK7 5dr GTI. :thumbup:
I said a “well sorted” B5 S4 sir. What could possibly go wrong. I say good day to you sir.My reply didn't post and I lost the message. so I'll have to give a TLDR:
-ATS looks awesome, 2.0T RWD 6MT!! Concern is rear seat and trunk size, may be too small?
-My GTI is awesome and still considering keeping it.
-C300 is sick + DTM racing prestige
-328i is similar to my 128i, so that is a solid
-B5 S4 has imploding engine or was that B6/B7 V8's? Electrical gremlins??
-4 door GTI/R don't do it for me, grew up in 2 door GTI's (Dad's 1 MKI and 3 MKII's, and owned MKIV)
-MKIV GLI has aged well, a clean example can still be had with some searching
-MKVI GLI I should test drive
-Wife wouldn't be caught dead in a wagon, but give it a couple years, I'll turn her to the dark side. E63 wagon let's go!
There are the more mature options such as CC and Accords, but at the price point have the Subaru's, Acura's, Honda's and Toyota's age well both interior and exterior? CC certainly has especially a rust free one.
Thank you! Don’t get me wrong I have thought about selling the 128i too just for the added bump of cash and to cut my losses (bought new fresh out of college, stupid rookie move). Financially it makes sense as insurance will go down along with maintenance. But it is just an absolute blast to drive and never tire of it. It doesn’t put a strain on me financially now, but if I never purchased it I would have liked to put that unspent money towards my mortgage as a significant paydown on principal.First of all, congrats on the first born! <img src="http://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/thumbup.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb Up" class="inlineimg" />
For me, as a new dad (and especially once the second one arrived) I found it increasingly difficult to get out with the "fun" weekend car. You may find it more enjoyable to just have the one car - a fun daily that you can enjoy with the kiddos.
So my write-in vote is to sell both the GTI and the 128 and put in a little more on a cool daily - MK7 Golf R, Stinger GT, 335i M perf, yadda yadda