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Long time lurker on this site....thought I would throw out a request for help/input

I have got a 2005 CC Coupe on lease about to expire and need a new car.
I have 2 children ages 4 and 3 so my wife is urging me to upgrade to a car with usable back seats for the kids.

Problem: drove the QP and while it drives nicely...better than the new Jag XF...different than an M5 or M6. More style than the others with nice road feel. Nonetheless, not remotely as much fun as driving the coupe. So I think maybe get purchase a 06 Gransport rather than lease a QP since I really enjoy the coupe so much.

Anyone have 7 year old kids and use their GS as daily driver with kids in car? How's it working?

It seems from other posts on the site this is a decision at least one other member is going through and others have considered. Any updates from those members about their revelations?

Any random thoughts from others greatly appreciated too?

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Let me see if I can answer some questions:

05 Coupe CC was a lease....didn't know I would like it so much and wasn't at the time sure about reliability. Now I think the platform (i.e. 2002-2007 coupe/GS) is an awesome car and would buy one....that is why I would be trading in.

I share some of the same ideas that almost all of the posts have stated. Not a Porsche kind of person..think they are great on the track and wonderfully engineered but don't excite me.

Same impression of the XF that it had a nice engine but was just too isolated from the road.

Thought about purchasing a Gransport and maybe a new mini with the back seat and back doors (for some reason can't remember the name of that body style right now). I hear the minis are fun to drive....haven't driven one yet.

Not sure about the first year Gran Turismo yet.

Happy to hear the GS fits older kids...although looking at my coupe's backseat it seems like it would be snug...but I guess who cares the car is mostly for me everyday. O think I can work it out with the wife

Thanks for all the posts...I think I will Gransport shop
 

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Buy out advice noted and accepted. Will check on residual and see if worthwhile. Is the buy out negotiable in the event the price of the car in the market has tanked below this figure? anyone ever negotiate their buyout?
 
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