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I placed an order for a M5 on Saturday since i am going to need a four door car with more space than the Honda and i wanted something with some punch to it also.

But i saw another one today and in the showroom all nice and shiney it looked great but in person out in the real world i just don't feel it and not only that it was the third one i have seen broken down in about as many months and it has been pointed out to me by somebody with considerably more authority that it will cost a lot to run its going to gobble fuel up like nobody's business and apparently i already have 2 cars like that so i am going to cancel the order on Monday but this is where i need your help can you recommend any cars that are sensible enough for everyday use but that will still let me drive around like my hair is on fire?

If it is something that must be ordered then even better since i can use the excuse the kid will be born when it turns up so why cant i spec it with the the cool stuff as the penny pinching should be over when it comes time to pay for it

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I just posted in another thread. I'll repeat it here (also discuss this with the Mrs. and find out what her specs are).

"I noticed the 'On Order ????' on the signature. May I suggest a Minivan (I've had good experience with Toyota and Honda, and I don't know what other makes are available in the UK). Extremely useful and versatile mate for family transport, transporting home furiture and other furnishings. The entertainment package/option comes in very useful during family trips/picnic etc.

My mate prefers to drive the minivan over the SLK (thank goodness )."

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How about an E63.
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I think the M5 is a great car. It would very hard to find a 4 door that can come close to the thrills the M5 can supply. Maybe you should reconsider.
Then again, you could get the Audi RS4, ML65 or Cayenne Turbo S.
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You can get a Tuareg ( a Cayenne is a souped up Touareg anyway) Roomy and Practical... just learnt that there will be at least a 2 week delay in getting my car and I am not a happy bunny...
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What a bout a 535d M sport, then a chip by DMS takes it to 334bhp and almost 500 lb ft torque. ive driven my bro in laws courtesy car 535d and it is very quick even with 5 up plus luggage. also diesel means minimum 25mpg at worst
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I agree with ETYU. I have a Sienna Limited that is very nice and is what we use when there is more than just the 2 of us.

The only reservation I have for that recommendation is that it won't "set your hair on fire" (unless you have a mean kid in the back seat with a lighter) But it is practical, luxurious, quiet and comfortable. Get the NAV system.
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CLS55, it'll give you the thrills but not too sure how pratical it is as the rear seats are kinda small. I too prefer SUV's as daily drivers, it's comfortable and very pratical. Only the sporty ones like the infiniti FX45, BMW X5, Porsche Cayenne.

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"I noticed the 'On Order ????' on the signature. May I suggest a Minivan (I've had good experience with Toyota and Honda, and I don't know what other makes are available in the UK). Extremely useful and versatile mate for family transport, transporting home furiture and other furnishings. The entertainment package/option comes in very useful during family trips/picnic etc.
Funny you say that, my wife wants a Nissan Quest, she drives an Acura MDX now which I think is perfect, it's pratical, seats up to 7, but she still wants a minivan.

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Thanks for the replies guys,

The Mrs is not too fussed about what the thing is so long as it has four doors and is not a great big massive thing than drives like a bus and most importantly the thing has to be safe.

I am the one who would like it to be quite nippy but since i wont be driving it much anyways that is secondary to the good ladys demands.

I'm thinking something Japanese since they are relatively cheap to buy and easy to maintain you don't need high RON fuel to run them on so you can top it up anywhere and they will last forever.

Does that sound about right to you guys.

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Funny you say that, my wife wants a Nissan Quest, she drives an Acura MDX now which I think is perfect, it's pratical, seats up to 7, but she still wants a minivan.
Wives/Mrs thinks differently. (Don't ask me why )They mainly look at practicality/utility first and performance second.

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Wives/Mrs thinks differently. (Don't ask me why )They mainly look at practicality/utility first and performance second.
I second that they must be mad
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The Mrs is not too fussed about what the thing is so long as it has four doors and is not a great big massive thing than drives like a bus and most importantly the thing has to be safe.

I'm thinking something Japanese since they are relatively cheap to buy and easy to maintain you don't need high RON fuel to run them on so you can top it up anywhere and they will last forever.

Does that sound about right to you guys.

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Sounds like a good plan. Narrow it down to two or three models, take the Mrs car shopping (if she wants to). Keep us posted on the final choice and what color she chooses (just curious).

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OK she has been with me looking around various places and she has picked the new Lexus is250 sport in black.

I lost out on the performance i wanted but i have the other two for that and the thing is of good quality so i am happy with it i guess.
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Not a bad choice, it's a daily car.

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OK she has been with me looking around various places and she has picked the new Lexus is250 sport in black.

I lost out on the performance i wanted but i have the other two for that and the thing is of good quality so i am happy with it i guess.
Lexus makes great daily drivers, very comfy.

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Thanks for the comments guys

I will have to take your word about the comfort since i plan to spend as little time as possible in it.
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