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post #19 of 52
Not all of us pay 55K for a BMW. I paid 19.5 K for a 2009 CPO 328 w 40,000 miles.

I don't want to take three or four guys in my car. Now when I get a second car, I might consider something more comfortable for my wide-body friends or more sets of golf clubs
post #20 of 52
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

My buddy has a 2013 with the same issue.  $55k worth of car and you can't fit 2 bags in the trunk!

To be honest, I can fit 4 stand bags when we take out the woods. They fit just fine.

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Same problem with my 540i, but a Damn nice ride going to the courses................

Club Rat

True dat!

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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post

A major reason for the CPO 328i- I did not see the space benefit in having a 5 Series

Back seat space is greatly improved from the 3series.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post

Not all of us pay 55K for a BMW. I paid 19.5 K for a 2009 CPO 328 w 40,000 miles.

I don't want to take three or four guys in my car. Now when I get a second car, I might consider something more comfortable for my wide-body friends or more sets of golf clubs

Agreed. In 2011, I paid $25k for a CPO 530i with only 25k miles.
post #21 of 52
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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post

Not all of us pay 55K for a BMW. I paid 19.5 K for a 2009 CPO 328 w 40,000 miles.

I don't want to take three or four guys in my car. Now when I get a second car, I might consider something more comfortable for my wide-body friends or more sets of golf clubs

 

True dat.  But a brand new 535i will set you back a bit.

 

But then, I drive a 2006 GMC Yukon with 125,000 miles on it.  Now that can carry a foursome with room for everything!

post #22 of 52
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

 

True dat.  But a brand new 535i will set you back a bit.

 

But then, I drive a 2006 GMC Yukon with 125,000 miles on it.  Now that can carry a foursome with room for everything!

Agreed, new BMW's are in another $$$ league.

 

GMC or Chevy SUVs do give a foursome room.

post #23 of 52
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post


To be honest, I can fit 4 stand bags when we take out the woods. They fit just fine.
True dat!
Back seat space is greatly improved from the 3series.
Agreed. In 2011, I paid $25k for a CPO 530i with only 25k miles.

Agree - the 5 is wider in the back and more knee room, although the 3 Series has grown in size over the years.

 

At the same time, for me, 99% of my driving is me alone or one other individual. I'm waiting  to add in 3 years a CPO 328GT, which is basically a 5 series with a hatchback -- nice and roomy in the back. And I guess I could use something with an automatic transmission.


A low priority in life at the moment.... lol

post #24 of 52

None of the above are a Man's car.  2006 Dodge Grand Caravan.  Now that is a Man's car and it can hold 4 sets of clubs with pull carts and a full cooler of beer with room to spare.

post #25 of 52
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Originally Posted by Abu3baid View Post

Chevy traverse in black

Big and comfy with more room than really needed I promise

Yay!  This is what I have.  :beer:  Of course, something of this size is probably not necessary if you don't have a big family, but I love mine.  The clubs and accessories live in the back full time!  My wife got me one of these for Fathers day last year and it works perfectly.

 

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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

A4 and A6.

I could have told you you'd have problems with these.  A4 is only good at cornering (changing directions) and the A6 is only good at accelerating.  But neither of them are as bad as the A7 ... all it wants to do is crash into things.:whistle:

 

 

Get it??? (Click to show)

Those were really bad 5SK themed jokes. :-P

 

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Mini Cooper convertible works well too ... but if you have two golfers and two sets of clubs you'll have to leave the top down. :beer:

post #26 of 52
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None of the above are a Man's car.  2006 Dodge Grand Caravan.  Now that is a Man's car and it can hold 4 sets of clubs with pull carts and a full cooler of beer with room to spare.

You're right, it's a driver's car, as long as that driver has winter tires.

 

Let me tell you, summer premium tires, rear wheel driver, and ice -- they don't mix.

post #27 of 52

Are we "Talkin" best GOLF Taxies on golf trips, or "Ridin in Style" mobiles ............. to and from the CC !!!!!!!!!!

 

LOL, Club Rat

post #28 of 52

If by bags in the back you mean in the trunk, make sure you measure the width of the trunk.

 

I have a Chevy Malibu - marketed as a midsize - but it takes quite a bit of gymnastics to get my bag with 45" driver into the trunk. For my alignment sticks I use 48" driveway markers. I trimmed them back to 44" so I could keep them in the bag when loading it.

 

So when you shop for cars, bring your bag with the driver inserted. Make sure the mouth of the trunk is wide enough. There's enough room once I rotate the bag into place inside the trunk, but entry and exit is challenging.

post #29 of 52

Hyndai Azera has very large trunk.   We can put two bags, both with carry cart (2-wheel cheap ones from target) attached.   We didn't have to detach & attach bags.   We just fold the carts with bags still attached and throw them in the trunk.   That saved a lot of time.  

post #30 of 52

Nizzan 370Z.  Here is why.  It has a decal inside the rear hatch on the quarter trim panel that is directions on how to fit your golf clubs in.

post #31 of 52
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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post
 

None of the above are a Man's car.  2006 Dodge Grand Caravan.  Now that is a Man's car and it can hold 4 sets of clubs with pull carts and a full cooler of beer with room to spare.

 

Say what?  That's a soccer mom's car.  :smartass:

post #32 of 52

I can get 4 bags in my trunk.

MOPAR cars have nice trunks! LOL...........HP is not an issue. 

post #33 of 52
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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post
 

You're right, it's a driver's car, as long as that driver has winter tires.

 

Let me tell you, summer premium tires, rear wheel driver, and ice -- they don't mix.

Um, @Mr. Desmond, the Dodge Grand Caravan is a minivan and front wheel drive.  My post was tongue and cheek.  Perhaps you read it as a Dodge Challenger??:whistle:.

 

It is however very comfy to drive and is actually good in the snow.  And I can carry lots of sh*t and people with it.

post #34 of 52
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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post
 

Um, @Mr. Desmond, the Dodge Grand Caravan is a minivan and front wheel drive.  My post was tongue and cheek.  Perhaps you read it as a Dodge Challenger??:whistle:.

 

It is however very comfy to drive and is actually good in the snow.  And I can carry lots of sh*t and people with it.

I was mindlessly ranting about the BMW ... cars were confused in the cross-talk... back to BMW rant. ... now I need to look for winter tires for next year and have a rear wheel setup that is too wide for winters...

post #35 of 52
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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post
 

I was mindlessly ranting about the BMW ... cars were confused in the cross-talk... back to BMW rant. ... now I need to look for winter tires for next year and have a rear wheel setup that is too wide for winters...

 

Move someplace without ice!  Clearly you have your priorities confused.   ;-)

post #36 of 52
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

 

Move someplace without ice!  Clearly you have your priorities confused.   ;-)

You are soooooo right.

 

This is a crazy winter for the south ... apparently, I need to go to SoCal or Flo.

 

As to snow, might be cheaper to get an older fwd with all seasons for the drives to Oklahoma (work) and the few days in Dallas that have ice/snow.

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