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Old 11-07-2005, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
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slightly OT. Upgrading from GT convertible to ____

My kids grew a bit and can't fit into the back of my 2000 GT (since
oddly enough my kids actually have legs and Ford assumes rear
passengers are paraplegic).

I need a 4 seat convertible that is a bit roomier than my GT.

Looking around, I see decent looking BMW M3, Lexus SC430 and Audi A4 as
possible choices but VERY pricey. Am I missing some potential
replacements that are more reasonable in price? (Dont't mention
Sebring, I'm not THAT desperate).

Thanks
Roger

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Old 11-07-2005, 16:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: slightly OT. Upgrading from GT convertible to ____

roger wrote:
> My kids grew a bit and can't fit into the back of my 2000 GT (since
> oddly enough my kids actually have legs and Ford assumes rear
> passengers are paraplegic).
>
> I need a 4 seat convertible that is a bit roomier than my GT.
>
> Looking around, I see decent looking BMW M3, Lexus SC430 and Audi A4 as
> possible choices but VERY pricey. Am I missing some potential
> replacements that are more reasonable in price? (Dont't mention
> Sebring, I'm not THAT desperate).


I've got my eyes on a GT500 next summer. Can't go wrong with the new
Stang's styling and having a blown V-8 under the hood. :)
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Old 11-07-2005, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: slightly OT. Upgrading from GT convertible to ____


"roger" <coretech007@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1131398884.788821.176560@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> My kids grew a bit and can't fit into the back of my 2000 GT (since
> oddly enough my kids actually have legs and Ford assumes rear
> passengers are paraplegic).
>
> I need a 4 seat convertible that is a bit roomier than my GT.
>
> Looking around, I see decent looking BMW M3, Lexus SC430 and Audi A4 as
> possible choices but VERY pricey. Am I missing some potential
> replacements that are more reasonable in price? (Dont't mention
> Sebring, I'm not THAT desperate).


If you and the kiddies don't quite fit in the GT anymore...don't bother
checking out the A4, the difference in rear seating comfort is negligible.

SC430, very nice...but you'll still need a bone-saw for the kids.

Of the cars you listed, the BMW M3 has the most suitable back seats for
"larger" youngsters.

The "best" rear seats I've ever seen in a convertible are in the (hold on to
your wallet) Mercedes 430. If the rear seating is that important, that's
your car. But hey, if you'll consider the M3, the Merc is in the ballpark,
pricewise.

How about a Jeep? Kids would love it. :)

Saab makes a 4-seater, as well.
I've never liked Saabs.
It may be nice...
: P
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John C.
'03 Cobra Convt.








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Old 11-08-2005, 06:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: slightly OT. Upgrading from GT convertible to ____

Keep the GT for yourself and get a PT Cruiser convert or a Solara for the
family rides.
Cobraboy '98 convert
"roger" <coretech007@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1131398884.788821.176560@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> My kids grew a bit and can't fit into the back of my 2000 GT (since
> oddly enough my kids actually have legs and Ford assumes rear
> passengers are paraplegic).
>
> I need a 4 seat convertible that is a bit roomier than my GT.
>
> Looking around, I see decent looking BMW M3, Lexus SC430 and Audi A4 as
> possible choices but VERY pricey. Am I missing some potential
> replacements that are more reasonable in price? (Dont't mention
> Sebring, I'm not THAT desperate).
>
> Thanks
> Roger
>



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Old 11-11-2005, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: slightly OT. Upgrading from GT convertible to ____

I highly recommend the PT Cruiser, and if you like the power of your
Mustang GT, get the PT Cruiser convertible GT.

At 6.7 in 0-60, it won't beat a Mustang GT, but it will still beat a
Ferrari 308 GTBi Quattrovalvole.

Cobra Boy wrote:
> Keep the GT for yourself and get a PT Cruiser convert or a Solara for the
> family rides.
> Cobraboy '98 convert
> "roger" <coretech007@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1131398884.788821.176560@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> > My kids grew a bit and can't fit into the back of my 2000 GT (since
> > oddly enough my kids actually have legs and Ford assumes rear
> > passengers are paraplegic).
> >
> > I need a 4 seat convertible that is a bit roomier than my GT.
> >
> > Looking around, I see decent looking BMW M3, Lexus SC430 and Audi A4 as
> > possible choices but VERY pricey. Am I missing some potential
> > replacements that are more reasonable in price? (Dont't mention
> > Sebring, I'm not THAT desperate).
> >
> > Thanks
> > Roger
> >


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