Stick or twist?

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    Thanks for the reference to your review. Pretty much mirrors what I've seen/read on CAR and WhatCar. Only thing which scares me is the reliability issues.
     
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    Aye, that's the thing you've got to wrap your head around, they have a fearsome reputation. That said there are plenty of owners out there who have had a trouble-free LR experience but for a luxury item it can be frustrating when they do go wrong.
     
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    That X1 looks more roomy than the Macan? Maybe use the X1 as the baby buggy and replace the Macan with a 911?
     
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    The size of children’s equipment seems to just grow and grow. All to do with safety I’m sure, but it does seem like it’s a case of bigger is better.
    21 years ago I remember collecting my first born from hospital in a 1994 Fiesta 1.1LX. Managed for a year or so in that, trips to London and Cornwall. Then along came son number two, the then Mrs W had a Pug 306 and I had a Mini, real Mini, not one of these new fangled maxi-minis....
    Only when they were 1 and 3 did I feel the need for a decent sized car, a Saab 9-5 estate was perfect. Camping trips for four, drive to the south of France with all our kit, no worries.
    Step daughter has a 3 year old, my granddaughter, they went from an Astra to a Qumquat when she was born, I didn’t see why they needed a larger car until I saw the car seat “system” and the car sized pram they had bought! Good grief.

    Reading between the lines it sounds as though the Macan is the right choice, and the one you want to take. Make the equipment fit and keep the car.....that’s my thoughts!

    When people used to ask me if we were having a third child my answer was simple, no, Saab don’t make people carriers....
     
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    The car market seems very strange at the moment. The 911 I sent a link for a few months ago was up for sale for around £53K during lockdown - as lockdown was lifted it jumped up to £57K and sold within a week.. When I was in at BMW collecting my new 6GC at the weekend the sales guy had just taken in an Audi RS6 against a new X5. The guy originally came in in Feb this year and between then and now the trade price for his RS6 had increased by £7K so he did the deal. Seems there is still a lot of demand for prestige cars.
     
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    Get rid of both, get something sensible and run of the mill that does it’s duty for hauling family and luggage and then something nicer to enjoy.

    I run a Kodiaq vRS daily and use it with the kids for holidays. It’s good for what it does, nice to drive and spacious. My wife had a 2011 Skoda Superb saloon and we have done nearly 60,000 miles in it in three or four years and it has been great to get destroyed by the kids and not worry about it.

    I use my SL rarely and the M5 occasionally but with both it’s always a pleasure as they are that much better than what I drive daily so makes it a treat and even more enjoyable than it already is to use them.

    You could be a bit more sensible and have a 911 for example for fun and something else for the kids to be in.

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    Or buy a M5 touring :sneaky:
     
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    There's an F11 D5 Alpina with 24k miles for about £40k at Sytner.

    Maybe it's special enough to exchange the Macan for.
     
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    Stunning! Also a nice B5 too! Food for thought.
     
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    Whilst undoubtedly the B5 is a great car I don't think the G31 shape is as cohesive as the F11's and I don't like those latest Alpina alloys (Alpina used to do the best alloys!!) The D5 being a 2016 car is in a lower car tax bracket too.
     
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    Thought about my Panamera as you could have it for what Hatfield have offered ( £37k saving on new . ouch, big ouch - blown the GAP insurance from last year), but the boot is to thin at the back end with the equipment you need for a bairn, plus the 4 seats.
    I thought you could get an optional 5th seat in a Tourisimo - maybe theres one about?
     
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    The one I linked above has three proper seat belts in the back. Its not the perfect spec but a very good price, in fact the second cheapest on Autotrader, not that I look often :oops:
     
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    Don’t you hate it when the guy making the video is on it as a mere ‘reflection of his former self...!!’ In the cars paintwork and shadows...
    Ruined the whole film for me..!!
    And I was enjoying the video so much myself..
    Never get a job at the bbc....
    Absolutely awesome car.... is it bigger than the macan...?? That much bigger..?
    Rich could answer that..


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    The car itself is massive, I looked at them at my local Porsche dealer a few months ago and concluded that they are too big for me. However, I did not look in the boot and I suspect the actual interior space is not that much bigger than a Macan. Who cares when they look this good?
     
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    I test drove the older model a couple of years ago, I loved it but wife not so much because dog.

    :banghead:
     
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    Get rid of the wife
    And keep the dog..?


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