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Old 03-27-14, 12:47 PM   #16
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If both of those axles are powered, that would make for some badass burnouts.
It is a 6x6, all wheels are powered!

I wonder if 708 lb-ft is enough to spin those 6 huge offroad tires though, it might not
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It is a 6x6, all wheels are powered!

I wonder if 708 lb-ft is enough to spin those 6 huge offroad tires though, it might not
Who says it has to stay at 708 lb ft?
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Many congratulations to you! As a father of a 2 year old, I can tell you that you have so much joy and excitement ahead of you. Again, congratulations!
Thanks. We are very excited and we have such a tremendous support group around us.

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CONGRATULATIONS MIKE !!!!!!! So happy for you bother. This is the most rewarding thing you can do in life. It gives life more meaning , purpose, and direction........and great excuse to car shop . lol

When we had our second we ended up changing out both cars. I ditched my GS350 for an LS460 and we ditched the wifes Murano LE for a Sienna Limited. I wish you the best buddy.
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Congrats LEXFATHER!! Great news! Currently have a 22 month old myslef. I have found getting the Munchkin in and out of the LS is much easier than the GS, even thought the GS has ample room, it's the door sloped window frame that's the issue. However since my daughter is big enough to sit foward now, it is much easier to reach her and the contents in the backseat of the GS than it is the LS, so we have to trade one convenience for an inconvenience either way
Mark thas awesome, congrats. Yes, rear seat room and ingress etc is important. Thanks for the post.

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When the kid is able to crawl in \ out by themselves small back seat is fine, if you're messing with a removable baby seat etc, funk dat in the brz!

Many will disagree but take a look at the new Escalade with the middle buckets. It allows you to have someone, say your mother inlaw in the third row yet able to pass between the two buckets to check on the kids, give them snacks etc etc
lol...I missed the Escalade premier event here at Lou La Vie and I have a family member that owns a previous model but I told him I didn't want a vehicle that large.

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If I may venture a guess.. Range Rover Sport
It's been checked out, the 7 seat option is $2500, you can get red leather two different ways and a black headliner instead of gray. Rear seat room isn't great and the 3rd row is tiny. But it looks so beautiful inside and out.

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I am going to far left field and saying Chevy SS

I know I am wrong as there is no badge prestige, but it should be a great fast family hauler for FL
Wow, nice left field choice. I got to drive one recently (not a test drive) through a friend in media and it hauls! A lot of room, big trunk but the interior is lacking, even as they added some escaine pieces inside. Nice car though and a bargain considering its performance compared to others in this price rage.

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Congratulations to both you and your wife with Junior on the way. Cars come and go, even those custom-made for us or the ones we like best, but you will be a father for the rest of your life.
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BTW.... like the poster just above, at first, I would probably have guessed a Chevy SS (I know how much you liked the very similar Pontiac G8 GT). But you said you wanted a red interior....the SS only comes with black leather.
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Congrats Mike!

Now's your chance to finally get that M you've always wanted.

M3 sedan, and custom order it exactly to your specifications straight from Germany.

SUV route, everybody has an X5, so I'd recommend a Porsche Cayenne.
I am a big fan of the previous X5 styling, the new one has yet to grow on me. The Cayenne is of course amazing but pricey fast and there is no way I would get the V-6.
 
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definitely need SUV so it is easy to load stroller... back space for kids isnt a big deal, make sure you buy isofix baby seats tho, it is much easier and better for kids.

so loading and unloading stroller is certainly biggest task your "family" car will have for first few years.
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p.s. Congrats, welcome to the "real" world!
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A big congratulations Mike!!! Can't wait to see the new baby (will it be a boy or a girl?) Now the anticipation of a new vehicle...wha'cha gonna get?
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Who says it has to stay at 708 lb ft?
Excellent point, the 65's V12 cranked up to 1500 lb-ft should smoke those 6 tires beautifully

Check out this fabulous rear seating arrangement done by Brabus on the 6x6, damn nice!
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definitely need SUV so it is easy to load stroller... back space for kids isnt a big deal, make sure you buy isofix baby seats tho, it is much easier and better for kids.

so loading and unloading stroller is certainly biggest task your "family" car will have for first few years.
With kids you find out no vehicle is big enough, so I error on the larger side.

Its not just getting the stroller in and out, but you have that in the back, plus other stuff needed for the baby then if you want to go shopping your low on space because you have the stroller etc taking up space........

you never have enough space
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With kids you find out no vehicle is big enough, so I error on the larger side.

Its not just getting the stroller in and out, but you have that in the back, plus other stuff needed for the baby then if you want to go shopping your low on space because you have the stroller etc taking up space........

you never have enough space
yeah, thats why I said SUV, you get load space up to the roof... but biggest problem is that in sedan, you cant even load stroller properly in every car.

I drove LC200 for a while, and yeah, that was cavernous trunk. I lost kids bike in there once, barely found it!
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Congrats Mike.

I think suv is "safer" with kid. Who knows what's going to happen while you're sitting at the red light.
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congrats Mike best of luck to you and your family
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I am a big fan of the previous X5 styling, the new one has yet to grow on me. The Cayenne is of course amazing but pricey fast and there is no way I would get the V-6.
What is wrong with a V6 Cayenne? Your GS350 got a V6 and you love it so much?
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What is wrong with a V6 Cayenne? Your GS350 got a V6 and you love it so much?
Could of had a V8
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