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Time to take a trip, going coast to coast and take in the Northern border and Southern border. Kind of a One Lap of America. Trip duration 4 weeks give or take. Car budget is $75,000. There will be two occupants and maybe a small dog. The vehicle can be either new or used, but not a MINI. What would you buy and why?
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I'd buy a low mileage R52 and sell the dog to the lowest bidder then use the extra $50K to extend the trip to 4 months instead of 4 weeks.

PS: In case you're not up to speed, '06 MCSc is code for R52
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Some kind of Lincoln, of course.

But you'd have to go clockwise.

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A gently used Caddy Escalade.

This is assuming we are looking at lots of highway driving.

It's tall, you can see a lot. Good for sightseeing.

It's comfy. Good for long slogs on the interstate.

It's HUGE, room for 4 weeks worth of stuff, the dog, all the stuff you accumulate over 4 weeks on the road and in a pinch, the mother-in-law can be transported too.

Now, if you are going to toss in lots of curvy roads....

CPO Porsche Cayenne, for many of the reasons above, plus it can turn.
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Get an Amish cruiser.... great "gas" milage...

They come standard with run flats, just like the MINI...

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I'd buy some sort of small crossover with AWD. Too many dirt roads to explore to not have the ability to do so. A Subaru Forester will take you places a lot of other vehicles won't. Lots of choices out there. Sounds like a great trip!
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You bunch of old farts! Good grief!

Ferrari 360 Spider. I would stick my foot in it and not lift till it was time for gas!
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When I think of a trip like this, I think of something comfortable but without giving up all fun potential. Two cars instantly came to mind (both would have to be used)...

Porsche Panamera GTS
Merc E63 AMG wagon
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Also considered a CTS-V wagon
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You guys are no fun.........Triumph TR6, dog fits on the luggage rack.
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