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Posted on 2017.02.19 at 10:36
Current Location: 67114
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Its not that I have too many vehicles, its just that we don't have an ideal traveling vehicle if we're packing both dogs and both kids. I absolutely love my Tiburon GT, but its not ideal for conversation or long, accompanied trips what with the excessive engine noise, wheel noise, exhaust noise, and wind noise. I do fine soloing to Texas and back, but plus-one and things start to escalate quickly. Better suited is the Grand Marquis (especially with the the new shocks) but having been forced into the backseat late last month, I now understand firsthand the cramped space behind the driver's seat and uncomfortably springy seats. So, we set out on the ideal traveling vehicle. Atop my list was something quiet with more than adequate legroom. I've narrowed it down to two thus far:

Cadillac CT6 Base
Ford Flex Limited

Interesting enough, our local dealership carries both Cadillac and Ford, but I couldn't get to the lot to check out their cars. A quick call establishes the only way to the lot is through the showroom gauntlet (insurance, he explains, unlike every other car lot I've ever been to my entire life which doesn't have that restriction). At any rate, they've promised to pull both vehicles side-by-side for me so we can compare the two (they're two very different vehicles, the salesman found necessary to tell me).

Of course if we decide upon the Flex, we'll likely get rid of Turducken.

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Angel of Def, with my rhymes against humanity.
homunculus at 2017-02-19 19:01 (UTC) (Link)
good luck finding an adequate vehicle.
ehowton
ehowton at 2017-02-26 20:56 (UTC) (Link)
Stay tuned!
Angel of Def, with my rhymes against humanity.
homunculus at 2017-02-27 00:09 (UTC) (Link)
woo!
raingirl26
raingirl26 at 2017-02-26 19:40 (UTC) (Link)
people's car choices fascinate me. i will probably never buy a new vehicle (though never say never...) and both ford and cadillac have never been on any of my lists. i'm sure you will make a great choice for you and yours and i honestly love that your two finalists are so different from each other in so many ways, but obviously the same where it counts for you. i am holding on to my 18 year old car in the hopes that i can find a used car that won't cost me a lot to run and can stand up to my tons of city driving. but that is for another 50,000 miles away hopefully (i'm at 252,000 now). happy shopping!
ehowton
ehowton at 2017-02-26 20:56 (UTC) (Link)
252,000 is impressive!
raingirl26
raingirl26 at 2017-02-27 06:35 (UTC) (Link)
yes, i normally take really good care of my cars. i tend to buy used cars with around 80-100,000 miles already on them and so far i have only bought bmws which tend to have long engine life (and great driving if i do say so myself).

and i have to laugh now (because why cry when one can laugh) because my car overheated today on my way home from a flute lesson. mechanic probably won't even look at it until wednesday, but hopefully it is a cracked hose and not a cracked radiator. but this won't be the end of my relationship with my car as it was still driving great as i pulled to a stop hoping that it wasn't going to burst into flames...
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