Ive mentioned that my dream is to own a seven car garage where every vehicle is planned for years in advance. Note that Im not counting household, purely personal. I am 100% serious by the way. Here are 4 out of 7:
2018-2023 Kia Stinger GT
(Replaces 2006 Kia Amanti)
Though I love all the upmarket Korean sedans, the Stinger is probably the right compromise between the softer G80 Sport and the more aggressive upcoming G70 3.3T. I have followed the car for like five years now and it’s dead on what I want in a daily down to running 87 octane (like all US Hyundai-Kia products).
2018-2020 Dodge Durango SRT
(Replaces 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7 Laredo X)
The SRT fixed the interior materials and gear selector. I like the third row, towing, and the new styling. Also, I love my WK2 except the “truckish” traits engineered into it and expect this to answer my final wants.
2011-2013 Jaguar XJ Supersport
(Replaces 2012 Jaguar XF 5.0 Base)
I fell in love with the XJ upon launch. Oddly enough it’s the only current Jaguar I’ve never driven. I think the Riva line and interior design will age just fine and I don’t touch the infotainment anyways. I do think I want the standard wheelbase now since that seemed the right size for me.
2014-2017 Maserati GranTurismo MC Convertible
Ive always wanted a “night car.” Something you drive downtown or around town after the sun goes down. The sound, the style, the non-existence in my area, and the ability to have three adult passengers inside a convertible are simply unbeatable. Plus, I don’t like the rear light housings since they are too big but I do like the rear running lights. I need to have a Maserati. They’re my on-and-off favorite brand and I have been fantasizing about owning a Maser nonstop.
The plan is to hold on to cars until I obtain their goal replacements. The other three cars arent definites yet though I just need to check out a square-light C4 Corvette and see how prices move as this decade ends for the rest.
*These are plans out to 2040 and I dont expect to start this until 2019/2020.