So here's the dilemma: just when I think we oughta crunch out and get a 4-door Rabbit, like half the families in Europe, who seem to do just fine, thank you very much, an Audi A3 drives by. Seriously, every time. I can't explain it.
But we can't get an A3, because A3's are chick cars. I'm not as big a fan of the A4 Avant, and the A6 Avant's just too big, I think. But now one of the 18 new models [?!] Audi's working on is the A5, a coupe--for which they're also contemplating a 5-door Sportback. Which looks great. And it's not a chick car, right? Right? [motorauthority.com via jalopnik]
On the other hand, 4-door Jeep Wranglers are not chick cars. But are they dad cars? Can you actually use them as regular family transportation? More importantly, can you get one? I've been to Jeep dealers three times in the last four months trying to check one out, and they haven't had a single 4-door Unlimited on the lot any time. Call me old-fashioned, but I guess I'm the kind of guy who likes to see a car in person before buying it. Maybe it's just me, though, because they're apparently accounting for 80% of the Wrangler production at the moment. [widingroad.com]