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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reliable V8 estate - what should I buy? Reply with quote

My 850R needs more care than I really want to give it in order to maintain it in A1 condition these days, so something much younger that will only need servicing for three years, then chopping in for something else is what I'm after.

Suggestions please!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BMW, servicing depending on the way its driven, my last one flagged up service required after 22000miles
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Audi RS6 - 4.0 twin turbo V8.

Not sure what age exactly you want as the previous version was a V10.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who makes V8 estates? Was there an Audi S4 Avant with the 414bhp 4.2? If so, I'm not sure I'd regard it as a reliable general dogsbody car for daily tip runs and such. If I were you, I'd get a 2.5T Volvo V70. Cracking car, and since no one wants big thirtsy petrols, it should be easy to pick one up, no?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Reliable V8 estate - what should I buy? Reply with quote

Dammit wrote:
My 850R needs more care than I really want to give it in order to maintain it in A1 condition these days, so something much younger that will only need servicing for three years, then chopping in for something else is what I'm after.

Suggestions please!

Budget would help sort this out
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

E39 540i MSport Touring or E61 550i MSport Touring.

Incredible cars for peanuts if you don't mind 10 years old.

RS Avants always a good bet, as are AMG Merc estates, but too shouty for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very rare off the wall sleeper is the VW Passat W8 Estate. Basically an S4 in poor VW clothes.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're going newer there isn't much else about:
- Chrysler 300C Hemi Estate
- Jag XF Estate/Sportback/ShootingBrake or whatever they call it today
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gareth64 wrote:
Audi RS6 - 4.0 twin turbo V8.

Not sure what age exactly you want as the previous version was a V10.


And the one before that was a V8 as well - not sure it's one I'd buy if running costs were a concern though..

MaxA wrote:
Who makes V8 estates? Was there an Audi S4 Avant with the 414bhp 4.2? If so, I'm not sure I'd regard it as a reliable general dogsbody car for daily tip runs and such. If I were you, I'd get a 2.5T Volvo V70. Cracking car, and since no one wants big thirtsy petrols, it should be easy to pick one up, no?


That would be the B7 RS4, although the B6/B7 S4 was also V8 with 340bhp - the later B8 RS4 was a V8 as well (430ish bhp).

Prices for the B7 start at around £15k, but more for a good one, with B8's approx £30k upwards. As a dogsbody the S4 is possibly a better option.

B7 RS4's and the original RS6 share the same potential for failure of the DRC suspension, while the RS4 rarely made the quoted power due to carbon build up and the RS6 doesn't have the best reputation gearbox wise.

The RS4 I owned had a bad habit of producing £2k bills regularly..still miss the damn thing though..
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friend who is also a Porsche indie, has the Merc E class AMG estate, lovely car, cheap to buy, no trouble, carry high mileage really well. I'd take his advice if I was in that market.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MJA911 wrote:
Friend who is also a Porsche indie, has the Merc E class AMG estate, lovely car, cheap to buy, no trouble, carry high mileage really well. I'd take his advice if I was in that market.


As a recent convert to Merc I would agree.

X5 V8 also worth considering, if you are not averse to SUVs. They are car-like to drive but very versatile.
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201801313266769

Or a cheaper earlier one. We have the 3.0 petrol, its brilliant.
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201710090112862
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a nailed on certainty that I'd get an E63 AMG estate, if not for the headbolt issues they suffer - a little like the Porsche IMS and bore-scoring I guess.

I've had a permanent search running for a 550i M Sport Touring, but surprisingly enough these are pretty rare cars.

The V8 era RS6 is a bit too long in the tooth now - I've considered an S6 Avant.

Ideally I want something a few years old, around 10ish grand that's not going to spit out a big bill before I move it on.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has to be said, there is not a lot of choice... putting those parameters into Autotrader, there is basically the RS6, S6, S4, Merc C and E AMGs, BMW 545 and the Chrysler.

S4 is the newest car on there.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I run a 2002 Rs6 avant as a family hack great car and quicker than the 911 and given the performance it has its cheap to run you can pick them up from 6k for a dog 9k for a good one and 12 for perfect condition
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d recommend a B7 RS4 avant, so far best usable daily fast car I’ve had. As already said they’re not at prices for a car doing dump runs though. I bought one with ceramics a few months ago and paid over 20.

No way would I have any Porsche over it within the same price bracket. The fact i can get two dogs in it without ruining it is a huge bonus.

I think it may cost £2000/2500 a year on average to run but I don’t do many miles.

850 fast estates, great cars!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What year/mileage would you look for in a B7 RS4?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To throw in another option, albeit a V10, but the previous generation S6 might fit the bill - sounds pretty good as well..
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graemep wrote:
To throw in another option, albeit a V10, but the previous generation S6 might fit the bill - sounds pretty good as well..


And this is a man who knows his Audi’s thumbsup

Though if I was in the market for a V8 estate I’d struggle to get past a certain machine...... Cloud 9


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like them, but - I'm really, really bored of spending money on the 850.

Those of you who have read my 996 thread will have seen the standard I keep my cars too, now consider if that car is a 22 year old, 185,000 mile, heavily tuned Volvo.

So whatever replaces the Volvo needs to be routine maintenance only, and I'm afraid the Layer Cake generation RS6 would not be so.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New997buyer wrote:
Graemep wrote:
To throw in another option, albeit a V10, but the previous generation S6 might fit the bill - sounds pretty good as well..


And this is a man who knows his Audi’s thumbsup

Though if I was in the market for a V8 estate I’d struggle to get past a certain machine...... Cloud 9


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