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Question family car to buy after 996 turbo

I have a 996 turbo as daily driver, now with 115,000 miles
kids complain about back seat
want to trade in my gt3 as doesn't see much use
what car with decent back seat would i be satisfied with?

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Turbo Cayenne, never thought I'd say that.
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M5. The body style before the newest body style.
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Second the M5 I have one (2010) and it is amazingly quick for a four-door sedan. Plus it has dozens of shifting/suspension set-ups for smooth to a race-type selection. It can also set 5 if needed. Great back seat for adults and kids.

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+1 on the M5

If you want something a little smoother and quieter, but slightly slower, test drive a 2011 550i. The twin turbo V8 has massive mid-range torque.
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1969 VW Bus. Great family car. Massive hp and torque really pins you to the seat when you floor it. The aerodynamic profile, flat tracking suspension, and wind-up acceleration make it a joy as a rally car when not toting the whining family around.
Plus, you can pull off the road and make sandwiches in back for lunch at any time.
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ummmm don’t think I would go cts-v after 996tt and a gt3....but to each his own.

I think the most "Porsche like" family car available right now would be the M3, coupe or sedan...i would pick the sedan.

It is a driver’s car for sure; the car is very well rounded, power, handling, comfort, style, etc.

For me AWD is important in a daily driver, but I have not ruled out the M3….I drive an S4 now and that is a very nice car as well, but an M3 it is niot….

It is very close to the sedan Porsche should have built instead of that other thing…….
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The new CTS V is a beast! and the quality is much better then on the first gen V. I drove a friends audi s8 and for a big luxo barge it was a hoot. just my .02
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1969 VW Bus. Great family car. Massive hp and torque really pins you to the seat when you floor it. The aerodynamic profile, flat tracking suspension, and wind-up acceleration make it a joy as a rally car when not toting the whining family around.
Plus, you can pull off the road and make sandwiches in back for lunch at any time.
Hahahaha, man no responses yet??? sense of humor is lacking on the board..

Back on topic, keep the gt3 and trade the high milage grenade for a cayenne. Stay away from the early last body style M5 has too many elec issues, my buddy has gone through a battery per year on his. Sounds like they sorted later in the run...
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Maybe a BMW X5 M.

It is nice little twin turbo German built 555hp SUV kid hauler with 500 ft lbs of Torque at 1500rpm.



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Hahahaha, man no responses yet??? sense of humor is lacking on the board..
Trust me, I'll keep the humor portion alive. It's easy to get too damn focused here. Life is short, humor makes it bareable.

The original poster didn't necessarily say he must have an exotic kid hauler, now did he? Porsche owners own things with 4 wheels other than Porsches and such made in the Mother Country. One of my favorite "other cars", which could easily haul kids around if I had kids (well, I do, but they have hair and eat the same thing every day out of a big bag bought at Walmart) is my Toyota FJ Cruiser 4x4. It gets me into the serious backwoods with "kids" in tow, snow/mud/rocks....it don't care. It's cool, it's fun, it's called adventure, and if I had human kids they would love it. I'm not sure I would take a Cayenne or Panamera where it goes, though.
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Sell the turbo and keep the GT3. Then buy a W211 E55.
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Wow, a 996tt DD - and a GT3? Life is gewd!

Sedans? Pull up a chair:

First - what is your price point / climate / rear-seat-need (aka kid-seats or no kid-seats? # of kids?)??? Sorta important data to answer your Q.

My thoughtlessness, in rough decending order:

- Quattroporte
- Panamera / Cayenne TT - tho the former is only rear buckets, not super kid-friendly.
- D3 //S8 (V10)
- e60 ///M5 (V10)
- E63
- E55
- E55 Touring
- C63 (woot!)
- CTS-V Gen II
- C6 //S6 (V10)
- B8 //S4 (V6 s/c)
- B7 RS4 (V8)
- C5 RS6 (V8tt)
- D2 //S8 (V8)
- e39 ///M5 (V8)

I seem a might invested in 'this' quandry of conundrums do I?

3 kids in booster seats here, 20k/yr+ of WOT fun - mandatory.

Currently I rock Alumibiatch, a phenom all-season assasin. Brembos, Recaros, TorSen, roller cam followers - splendid for ohsomuch Just Not Right time:

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2003 was the only year Audi brought the RS6 to the United States. This widebody super sedan shares very little with the base A6 and feature's Audi's 4.2L V8 twin turbo motor pushing 450 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque through the Quattro all-wheel drive system. This is truly a perfect daily driver or car for long trips.





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Not as sophisticated or as good a performer as the Audi-BMW sedans mentioned.....

But roomy comfortable with a good v8.......probably get one with low miles under 30k and buy an STS 500+ HP turbo system with the money you save keeping the TT mojo.



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