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  1. I'm hoping. It works out. This is the gist of what I've seen:. It's not super comfortable, but it's comfortable enough. That works for me. It's not super fast, but it's fast enough. That works for me too. The utility can't be argued. Things that concern me are the HVAC and the noise and temperature insulation. The insulation piece can be remedied with a bit of elbow grease. I'm hearing. Doing that should also support the HVAC. We'll see how the test drive goes.
  2. Thanks Fifty150 and davidparker for your thoughts. I do plan on test driving several things, but here's the biggest obstacle to me getting a TC: Used TCs are trending more expensive and less available and less comfortable than comparable Pacificas of the same age and mileage. I feel like I'd personally prefer the TC, but the math just doesn't add up. It will be almost impossible to justify this to my tax attorney wife!
  3. Sigh. I don't think this relationship is going to work out. I don't really need bling, but relative comfort is important! This is Atlanta, and we spend lots of time in our cars. It takes me at least 45 minutes to get home from my current job. Loud and uncomfortable probably won't cut it. What I really need is a Mercury version of the TC! Maybe when the time comes I can find one to rent or get a dealership somewhere around to let me borrow one for a few days. At this rate I have no idea what I'll end up in.
  4. Hello, All. I'm strongly considering purchasing a late-model Titanium, but I'm hesitant. I need help! First, my previous vehicles: 1997 Cadillac STS - Comfortable and 300hp 1998 Oldsmobile - Comfortable and almost 300hp 2007 Passat Wagon - Pretty comfortable and 2.0 Turbo 2000 Benz E320 Wagon - Comfortable and a V6 The day before Thanksgiving a lady hit me, and totaled my Benz, so while I recover from the resulting foot surgery, I'm deciding what to purchase next. I LOVE and NEED the utility of a wagon at least, but there aren't many reasonably-priced wagons out there. I considered a standard Minivan, as well as the Flex, but it's just me, my wife, and 2 kids, and I feel like any of those options would just be more vehicle than I need! I'm strongly against driving something that is so much bigger than my needs, since it's usually just me in the vehicle. Long story short, I'm looking at a LWB Titanium, but I'm concerned that it won't be comfortable enough, or fast enough. I'm less concerned that my friends won't want to ride with me, but I'm hoping they get over that. I keep reminding myself that I live in Atlanta, and we have so much traffic that you never get to drive all that fast anyway, but this would also be our roadtrip vehicle, most probably, and those are cases when you kinda want a little more horsepower I'm worried about the noise due to the utilitarian nature of the insulation and sound deadening in the van. I've seen the posts about adding more in this department, and I'm semi-willing to do it, but will that be enough to make this a good fit for my family? By the way, I also have a 1971 Convertible Karmann Ghia. When I want to be cool, as long as the weather is nice, I can drive that, although it seems like such opportunities are getting fewer and fewer each year. The point is, coolness isn't really a factor in my decision. Confused and Conflicted! -YellowBandit