New Drum Hauler ordered today

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RickP

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Just back from my VW dealer after placing an order
for a 2018 Golf Sportwagon.
I decided on the front wheel drive version over the all wheel version . I also got them to include extra Dark window tinting as well .
This will be my first wagon again since my former Subaru Imprezza wagon . My last three cars have been sedans (2 Jettas and a Passat) and they all had large trunks , a wagon is just way more convenient for drum hauling .
Our boys both have their own cars now as well so no need for a larger vehicle .

My girlfriend Marisa is excited about this as she is a gardener and has plans to use my car for hauling plants and mulch etc.
 

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Nice!
Great car. I play with a guy that has a Golf Wagon and it carrys a lot of gear. The low load into the cargo area is is pretty sweet.
I have a Subaru Outback. I need 4 wheel drive our my neck of the woods, but same deal - fold down seats, large cargo area and low load in makes it easy on the back.
 

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You're right about wagons being more convenient for drum hauling. I have an '07 Dodge Magnum and that thing fits all my drums plus the PA, singer, and his guitar. Congrats on the new car! It's a great feeling!
 

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Congrats! Nice choice.

I, for one, am really glad to see wagons slowly making a comeback. Incredibly practical vehicles: they drive like a nice sedan, yet can haul a ton of stuff.
 

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I've driven only Ford Escorts for the last 22 years - yep, I keep finding them, and the last three have been wagons. Small car Escort wagons can haul a ton o' stuff, get great (30 plus) mileage, are very cheap to fix, have tight turning radii, and allow for this scenario (tell me you've never heard it): "Oh, you want to load in? Drive down to that (impossibly tiny) alleyway, turn right. They're unloading a truck there right now, but I think you can fit around it, till you come to the side street. Take another right, but drive on the sidewalk - it's ok, really - because the side street is a one way the opposite of the way you want to go. Pass the freight elevator entry doors and keep it snug up against the building on your passenger side, so folks can still use the sidewalk. Load in there." This has happened to me more times than I can count, along with being able to park in big-city street parking spaces that even small SUV's can't touch. I can fit a large, full-size drum set in mine, along with a guitar player and his stuff (small amp).

I applaud your VW Wagon purchase and envy you! It'll probably do 300K miles!

I love station wagons!
 

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We just bought an '18 GTI, but looked long and hard at the AllTrack and der SportenVagen. In the end the extra beans were an acceptable tradeoff for the the extra cargo area (though if you get a pretty inexpensive tune you'll make up the difference). If the GTI or Golf R wagons were available here, there would have been no hesitation.

Great warranty, too!
 

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Nice! Wagons are definitely cool. I like big drums, and big kits though. Plus I like to keep things old school, so this is my drum hauler. Also hauls lots of other gear for the band too! It's a 1993 Chevy G20 Explorer conversion van. I love it!
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Outstanding choice Rick, congrats on the new hauler and I hope it provides smooth sailing for years to come.


Vistalite Black, while I appreciate your excitement for the new I.D. BUZZ electric microbus, it's not a match for the high end Vette...

"the ZR1’s flamboyant bodywork clearly denotes it as the pinnacle of the Corvette lineup. Its supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 pushes a fierce 755 hp to the rear wheels; in our testing, the ZR1 went from zero to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds." (Car & Driver)

Though in all fairness, With the top Corvette STARTING at a price of $120,000, I would not expect it to be!
 

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Nice! Wagons are definitely cool. I like big drums, and big kits though. Plus I like to keep things old school, so this is my drum hauler. Also hauls lots of other gear for the band too! It's a 1993 Chevy G20 Explorer conversion van. I love it!View attachment 375820
Nice shape for 93. Old school shaggin wagon. Love it.
 

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Nice shape for 93. Old school shaggin wagon. Love it.
Thanks! Just got it a few months ago. Garage kept with only 79k miles on it. Super clean inside and out. Picked it up for $3,100. Here's a pic of the interior. The couch/bed in the very back has since been removed to make room for hauling drums and equipment.
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I've been driving a Prius since March. I can fit a 7 piece kit in there with the back seats down, more if I clear out the passenger seat. It's not the fastest accelerator on the highway, but it gets 54 mpg. This has done good things for my budget, as its predecessor was a Pathfinder with 20 mpg on a very good day.
 

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Congrats Rick! Great choice!

Another VW fan here myself. I got the Alltrack for my wife and a Beetle Dune for myself. Both cars handle the drumset just fine. You’d be surprised how much you can fit in a Beetle! Although I must admit the Alltrack is easier to load and holds more than the Beetle. :)
 

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My Honda Ridgeline showing my excellent parallel parking skills. That’s one try right there in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

I’m the king! :)

I have a soft top there to put over the bed when it rains.
 

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Dale,

Tell us the real story how you got that in there!?!?!?
Is that a Honda?
 


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