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    Question to parents out there; if you could only have one car?

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    Recently, my wife and I purchased a condo, but it only comes with one parking spot. I've been parking the FiST there and street parking our GLI, but has become a pain. My wife takes public transportation to work, so we've decided it makes sense to only have one car. My wife doesn't drive stick and refuses to learn, so looks like I'll need to be selling the FiST within the year and buying an automatic

    We are also considering starting a family. So a question to all you car enthusiasts out there who also have kids, if you could only have one car to daily drive, haul kids and be safe, and still be fun to drive, what would it be? I'd prefer to not have an SUV as I never liked big cars and our parking spot is really tight. Right now I'm leaning towards...

    GTI/Golf R: Might not be big enough, but good DSG which I need if I can't have a manual. I could get a roof rack with box for extra space.

    Golf Alltrack: Bigger than GTI/R, but smaller engine so I'd probably want to go APR stage 1 with this.

    BMW 3 wagon: Kind of expensive for what you get.

    Volvo v60: Not a ton of space for being a wagon.

    Jagual F-Pace: I'd need to lease this as they are new and out of our price range. Also an SUV, but I guess drives like a sedan so worth a look.

    What else am I missing? It's going to be a sad day when I have to sell the FiST and need everyone's help so I don't hate my commute. We'll eventually move out to the country, so one day I'll be back in a FiST or a Miata or something fun.

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    I am a little biased but have you thought of a subaru(I miss mine every now and then)? They have a CVT version of the WRX and also the Legacy 3.6R could be a lot of fun.

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    Keep in mind the newborn stroller and car seat. These items are big, the stroller needs a bit of room to fit in the cargo area and then some to fit groceries and the car seat takes up a lot of space between the front and rear seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddietorr View Post
    I am a little biased but have you thought of a subaru(I miss mine every now and then)? They have a CVT version of the WRX and also the Legacy 3.6R could be a lot of fun.
    I've considered them and will test drive one when it comes time. I'm not a fan of CVT's but I've heard the WRX one is alright (although not nearly as good as VW DSG or BMW ZF8). I'd also prefer a hatch. I fit a full size living room chair in my FiST the other day and that's something I could never do with my GLI even though it's a larger car. I wish they made the WRX hatch, but sadly it looks like that's not happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deli View Post
    I've considered them and will test drive one when it comes time. I'm not a fan of CVT's but I've heard the WRX one is alright (although not nearly as good as VW DSG or BMW ZF8). I'd also prefer a hatch. I fit a full size living room chair in my FiST the other day and that's something I could never do with my GLI even though it's a larger car. I wish they made the WRX hatch, but sadly it looks like that's not happening.
    The CVT is not as bad as I thought it would be. I drove my buddies a couple of weeks ago. He has the same problem you do, his wife refuses to drive a manual. If you are waiting a couple of years they might have a WRX hatch again(2020 MY). The trunk in the sedan is surprisingly roomy, not living room chair big but still pretty large. My FiST has been a great compromise between daily driving and weekend fun, but if your wife refuses to drive manual you are outta luck.

    As far as space in the FiST, both my kids sit in the back with no issues. My kids are 10 and 5 so no humongous car seat, just a booster at this point.

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    In my experience with a 201..4? forester, I will never CVT anything it just doesnt feel right nor does it excite me, and it seems my driving is extremely rough with the CVT.

    I am not a parent but I vote for the Golf R because that is what I will go with if I had a kid. I owned the 12 and had experience witv my friends 17. It is a fantastic car.

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    Honda Odyssey Touring.... If you want something fun well, your screwed there is nothing fun that is automatic (IMO)

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    Why not look at the ecoboost ford Flex, those things can hall ass modded

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    Civic Hatch. CVT and Turbo. $26k.
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    I love toyotas. It's what I wanted to buy but they didn't have a good enough 4dr performance car for me so I bought a Fiesta st. I've heard problems with focus auto. I'd get a Toyota or ford suv and Hondas are always great too.
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