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Rumpelstiltskin

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So my father hit me up the other day to talk computers and, naturally, the conversation would its way into cars. He currently has a C6 Corvette convertible that is getting long in the tooth so he has been looking for a replacement.

There is as surprising amount of storage space in the C6 and that's why he loves it. He's a big time tennis guy so he can throw all of his shit back there with room to spare. And when he takes road trips, it can easily swallow all the luggage he & his wife carry without breaking a sweat. One of the initial reasons he balked at the C7 is because the storage space was halved. Well he went to see the C8 the other day and was shocked at the lack of storage

So I'm supposed to give him recommendations on what to buy. These are the what I have to keep in mind

1. He likes sports/GT cars with big motors​
2. He lives in NYC so a "regular" A/T is preferable to a dual clutch car​
3. It has to be a convertible​
3. Has to have decent storage space for tennis shit​
4. It's his go to car during the nicer months and his designated road trip car​

Jaguar F-Type is out due to lack of trunk space
Maserati Granturismo is not really reliable enough for everyday use plus it's old and about to be totally revamped
Aston Martin DB11 is even less reliable for everyday usage and probably costs more than he wants to spend


I'm at a loss. Help?
 

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So my father hit me up the other day to talk computers and, naturally, the conversation would its way into cars. He currently has a C6 Corvette convertible that is getting long in the tooth so he has been looking for a replacement.

There is as surprising amount of storage space in the C6 and that's why he loves it. He's a big time tennis guy so he can throw all of his shit back there with room to spare. And when he takes road trips, it can easily swallow all the luggage he & his wife carry without breaking a sweat. One of the initial reasons he balked at the C7 is because the storage space was halved. Well he went to see the C8 the other day and was shocked at the lack of storage

So I'm supposed to give him recommendations on what to buy. These are the what I have to keep in mind

1. He likes sports/GT cars with big motors​
2. He lives in NYC so a "regular" A/T is preferable to a dual clutch car​
3. It has to be a convertible​
3. Has to have decent storage space for tennis shit​
4. It's his go to car during the nicer months and his designated road trip car​

Jaguar F-Type is out due to lack of trunk space
Maserati Granturismo is not really reliable enough for everyday use plus it's old and about to be totally revamped
Aston Martin DB11 is even less reliable for everyday usage and probably costs more than he wants to spend


I'm at a loss. Help?
Mustang GT? Big engine, convertible, large trunk, pretty well made now, 10 speed is a good transmission

Camaro convertible has almost no trunk.

There’s very few V8 convertibles on the market. Also, plenty of storage and convertibles are usually a “pick one” option.

Does he need a V8 or will a 6-cylinder do?

Is there a budget? If he had a C6 and was looking at a C8, I assume sub-100k?

-Mustang GT
-C63 convertible
 
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The convertible ive driven with the largest trunk space is probably the Mercedes E-class. The E53 probably ticks all those boxes if he can fit all his “tennis shit” in it with the top down. I think it might be able to fit 2 sets of golf clubs but I’m no expert in that stuff.

A couple of other options that I can’t recommend because I’ve never seen their trunks...but might work:
Bentley GTC
BMW 8-series
 

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yup, was going to say the same thing about 8 series, though skip M8, just 850 is plenty powerful enough
 

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New Bronco looks pretty cool.

I have no desire to own one but they look super cool! My wife always wanted a Jeep so we sold her MDX once kids got bigger and bought her a Jeep a few years ago (2016 Wrangler 4 dr).

It’s loud, leaky and the novelty of driving with doors off wears off quickly (to me) but she and the kids love it. We live in a coastal, touristy town and she drove 2 miles to work (pre COVID). While not practical, she likes it. Maybe the Bronco improves on some of the Jeep’s idiosyncrasies.
 

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I think the idea is to be a legit competitor to the Wrangler. It certainly checks the boxes to do it. We'll see how it does in the real world once it comes out.
 

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Jeep’s response. I’ll bet the put the 5.0 in the Bronco
 

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Nice write-up on the new Bronco:


Can’t remember a time in recent history I was as excited by the release of new (relatively) affordable car.

What a looker! Everything Land Rover failed to do with the new Defender.
 

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Pretty much agree with @HRoi 's suggestions. as all are appealing to me.

Wish Lexus made a LC500 convertible. . . .
 

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