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How often do people sit in your back seat

  • Never since I've had the car

    Votes: 7 14.3%
  • Once a Month

    Votes: 19 38.8%
  • Twice a Month

    Votes: 5 10.2%
  • Once a Week

    Votes: 13 26.5%
  • Everyday

    Votes: 4 8.2%
  • I'm homeless and live in my backseat

    Votes: 1 2.0%
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superwagon pilot
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I am in the early stages of new car shopping (to replace my 94 Audi Cab w/ 170k miles) and pretty much narrowed it down to a pre-owned (still debating e36/e46) 3xx convertible or a preowned boxster. The one thing that really makes me think twice about a boxster is the inflexibility of two seats. I need to get a better grasp of whether I'm making this out to be more of an issue than it really is. Right now, my wife and I have no kids (probably stay that way for 3 more yrs or so), and rarely do we actually drive around with someone in the back seat, but still I like having the option of taking the convertible on a nice day and shoving someone behind us.

Figuring everyone here has very different lifestyles, how often do you use your backseat to carry a passenger?
 

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I'm a Mac
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If you're not going to have kids for several years and rarely have anyone back there, get the Porsche! (Is it a Boxter S, I hope?).

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4 regularly about 2 times a week here (2 kids with boosters, and wifey) Coupe is just fine for getting the kids buckled in the back seats (jumpers) due to BMW's 3 way front seat engineering (tilts forward, moves forward, moves up!) and coupes are rare in my neck of the woods :D
 

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superwagon pilot
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hts said:
If you're not going to have kids for several years and rarely have anyone back there, get the Porsche! (Is it a Boxter S, I hope?).

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It won't be a boxster S. Personally, I'm not all that into more power, our 325 has plenty of power as far as I'm concerned. I am not a drag racer. I have a lot more fun taking cars out on back roads and zipping around and FEELING as much as I can at normal speeds.

On a given road, I actually enjoyed my e36 325is more than my roomates e36 M3 because I could safely play somewhere near the limits of my 325 on the road. At the same speeds in the M3, it was boring. I'd have to drive twice as fast, approaching speeds where if I or another driver screwed up somebody might get hurt, to have the same visceral sensations in the M3. I drove a 1999 boxster (2.7) the other day and had a feel similar to the m3 from it. Cruising around back country roads with posted 25mph turns at 50 and 60mph was sedate, not really entertaining. I did like the interior space, and front and rear trunk, the 5-sp was a million times better than in our e46, the engine sound and the overall style of the boxster a lot though. I had more fun driving an e36 328ic, and like the practicality, safety, rigidity and"newness" of the e46 323/325ic, so we'll see. Realistically, a miata would be our best bet from a performance/feel standpoint, but it just isn't practical enough to be my daily driver. We have time to make up our mind, I won't be getting anything new before this winter.

My wife and I do a lot of road trips from Philly to New England, Annapolis, Viginia, and the NJ shore. Half the fun for us is planning some little used road excursions on the way, putting the top down and just enjoying the scenery.
 
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Josh (PA) said:


How often do you put the child in the back of the convertible Tom? Ever with the top down?
Often. She rides back there a lot. But we only put the top down on local roads (where the speeds will be lower) and when it's truly good and warm. (Without her back there, we'll put the top down at anything above 60 degrees. With her back there, it needs to be at least 75 and sunny.)

She loves the wind in her hair. Really. She's smiling and giggling the whole time.

But if we're driving around and need to get on the interstate, we'll stop and put the top up first.
 

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"Pre-owned"? That's marketing plus-plus-good talk. There's nothing wrong with buying a used car - and we should strive to avoid marketing/business/corporate pseudo-speak whenever possible.

"Leverage synergies going forward! Apply value-added gold-standard functionality to pre-owned vehicles!"

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Never had more than two people in the car

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I had five girls in my car one night. No shit. I had one in the front and four in the back. I was taking them to Whiskey Sky in Vegas. What a night.
 

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Rmart said:
I had five girls in my car one night. No shit. I had one in the front and four in the back. I was taking them to Whiskey Sky in Vegas. What a night.
Right...And I have nude fotos of Anna Kournikova. Let me guess, there were all over you, right?:tsk:
 
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