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!