Kids Have Flown The Coop – Time For An Adventure


The kids are grown and it’s time for my mid-life crisis- I need an adventure car! It needs to be fun and sporty looking, but be able to haul a kayak and/or bikes around. I’m not an off -roader, so don’t think I need four-wheel drive. Just something fun to take on all my upcoming adventures!
– Taryn
Santa Rosa, Ca.


Dear Taryn –
Yes! The kids are away, so it’s your time to play! Since you’re active, and have the (kayak) equipment to prove it, you’ll need something that can accommodate a roof rack. Audis are luxe, sporty, quick, and tailor made to fit a rack like Yakima, or a similar brand. The 2012 Audi A7 is a coupe-look sedan, so it has swooped sexy lines but still has an ample backseat and four doors. It starts at around $60,000. But if that’s still too large (or too pricey) a car, check out the 2012 Audi TT, a cute little sports coupe that goes for around $36,000. This one will thrill you on curvy roads, and you’ll look great in it!

For something completely different, check out the 2012 Volkswagen EOS, a fun two-door convertible that has an ample backseat. I test drove it and felt like a teenager again. It’s on my short list of mid-life crisis cars. Good luck in your search and please let us know what you choose.

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