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Old 03-03-2014, 12:59 PM   #1
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Looking for input on a wagon

Hi guys, now that my E39 540iT is sold I'm looking for a newer wagon to replace it. My primary need is for to/from work transportation plus to the dog park with a 150lb dog. Might have another dog (same size) as well one day, so I have to consider that.
So far I have driven a bunch of E91 328xi Tourings (wasn't in love with the size or the ride) , and looked , but not driven 530XI and 535XI wagons. I've even toyed with the 550i idea.
I even drove a A6 wagon C6 (2008) which I liked the comfy ride quite a bit.
Just wondering if anyone can chime in on the maintenance side of an A6. I may even try an A4 (b7 or b8) wagon this weekend. I've heard the A8's are a nightmare , I don't want to get into that.
I'm not against a E46 wagon, but it would have to be very well maintained for me to jump at it.
Merc wagons are not an option for me, don't like them at all.
I'm not really into the E39s kicking around kijiji for 10-12 k either.
Any and all comments welcome.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:17 PM   #2
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I have a nice 02 E46 Wagon for a reasonable 7k certified. Check out my ad in the for sale section.
Subary Legacy's 08 are quite nice too.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:23 PM   #3
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It took a long time to find, but I snagged an E61 530xi 6-speed for my mother this winter. It drives very nice, lots of space, etc. I think it drives leagues better than the E39 V8 Tourings.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:37 PM   #4
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No desire to own a Subaru. Not really what I'm looking for on the E46 either, but thanks. Anybody ever owned a 02-03 audi s6 ? lots of those wagons on autotrader.com
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:09 PM   #5
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Passat wagon. Cheap, decent and loads of space inside. Bigger than any 5-series. Get an '09 as it has the TSI motor but no DSG
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:20 PM   #6
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Mark I'm still kicking myself for not buying your E34 M5T. I'm a no VW zone driveway.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:07 PM   #7
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I sold it for $14k. The new owner resold after 2 years for the same price.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:34 PM   #8
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Get a Volvo V70R... 300hp, can be found in a manual, awd, and actually can be bought for a not bad price considering what it is.
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:01 PM   #9
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I've never looked inside an A4 Avant, but aren't they considerably smaller than a 5 touring? How about the Allroad?
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:37 AM   #10
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The inside of an A4 S-line really surprised me, its nice. This one has the sport pack which is seats, steering wheel, suspension and wheels. The S-line is mid way between the A4 and S4.
I don't think they are much smaller. its still a big car.
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Get a Volvo V70R... 300hp, can be found in a manual, awd, and actually can be bought for a not bad price considering what it is.
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It took a long time to find, but I snagged an E61 530xi 6-speed for my mother this winter. It drives very nice, lots of space, etc. I think it drives leagues better than the E39 V8 Tourings.
what kind of ballpark figure for that E61?
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what kind of ballpark figure for that E61?
Four figures. Got real lucky.
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Get a Volvo V70R... 300hp, can be found in a manual, awd, and actually can be bought for a not bad price considering what it is.
Not big on Volvos at all. There is a Lemans blue on cinnamon V70R in my neighbourhood, but that is the only Volvo that has ever turned my head.
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^ That's the only correct colour combo for a S60/V70R.
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