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Obviously not right now, but within the next month or two, when the country tries to resume some kind of normal, if indeed we ever do, we need to buy an estate car to transport the dog around.

 

Budget between £10k and £15k preferably the lower amount as it is essentially a dog car. But equally we may use it for longer, weekend runs.

 

What would you buy? We were looking at a C Class estate.

 

Thoughts please :)

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Was only talking to my son about this yesterday. Best estate:

 

Ford Sierra 2.8i 4x4 Ghia Estate (a 2.9i would also do...)

 

:P

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and i still disagree...

 

Saab 93 1.9TTiD Sportswagon...as seen and heard at CATDT

or its predecessor

Saab 95 2.3HOT Aero estate

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Champagne R35 GT-R MY15 Premium 45th Anniversary Edition - "The Expensive Mistress"
Vermilion Red R35 GT-R MY14 with Recaros - "The Car with No Name"
Blade Silver Juke NISMO Manual - "Dumbo"
Storm White Enhanced R35 GT-R MY11 with Recaros - "The General"
Titanium R35 GT-R MY09 Premium Edition - "Dastardly"
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Was only talking to my son about this yesterday. Best estate:

 

Ford Sierra 2.8i 4x4 Ghia Estate (a 2.9i would also do...)

 

:P

 

:rofl:

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and i still disagree...

 

Saab 93 1.9TTiD Sportswagon...as seen and heard at CATDT

or its predecessor

Saab 95 2.3HOT Aero estate

Healthy debate then :lol:

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Struggling to want a Volvo , I’ll have another look. Thank you

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S-Max, for dogs (and kids!) nothing beats it and Tony can use it as a van when he needs a spare :lol:

 

Kids? What are these things you speak of? :lol: Not though of one of those, thanks Paul

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Well you know I love an estate car! I've had my Octavia VRS for nearly four years now and I think it's the longest I've had the same car! Super reliable, cheap to run, particularly if you get the diesel, decent turn of pace if you need it and biggest boot for big dogs around!

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2016 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate - Daily commuting tardis!

2016 Nissan Squishsquash - The economical runabout!

1965 VW Beetle - (Very) Long-term Project Car!

2007 Audi RS4 Avant - 400hp load lugger!

2004 Nissan 350z - How can I squeeze another car on my driveway?!

 

 

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:rofl:

 

I'll have you know that my Father-in-law said that his caravan had never been towed so fast as when I borrowed it for a weekend in the Lakes and Blackpool...

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Vermilion Red R35 GT-R MY14 with Recaros - "The Car with No Name"
Blade Silver Juke NISMO Manual - "Dumbo"
Storm White Enhanced R35 GT-R MY11 with Recaros - "The General"
Titanium R35 GT-R MY09 Premium Edition - "Dastardly"
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Obviously not right now, but within the next month or two, when the country tries to resume some kind of normal, if indeed we ever do, we need to buy an estate car to transport the dog around.

 

Budget between £10k and £15k preferably the lower amount as it is essentially a dog car. But equally we may use it for longer, weekend runs.

 

What would you buy? We were looking at a C Class estate.

 

Thoughts please :)

 

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You did mean £10-15K per month yes?

 

(It's almost an Estate :lol: )

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Blimey, this thread's very European. The only suggestions missing are the most obvious ones: something with four rings on the front, and either a 4 or a 6 on the rear; or, something from Bavaria, with a number beginning either with a 3 or (probably preferably, as I could almost live with a 5-series) a 5 on the rear. I still refuse to name them fully.

 

The questions I'd have are whether Merc build quality is still very questionable, and do Merc dealers still treat you like dirt if you haven't got the latest and biggest thing.

 

Another question I have is why, when this is a forum for (supposedly) cool Japanese cars, no-one has yet made a cool Japanese suggestion? In answer, I'd like to present to you the correct and winning answer: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202003218662246?onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&advertising-location=at_cars&price-to=10000&sort=relevance&make=SUBARU&radius=40&postcode=hu152uq&model=FORESTER&page=1

 

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That should do nicely, and probably attract more attention at meets than just about anything else. In fact there are only two problems with it: one is that it is likely to attract a lot of male Subaru fans, which could get a bit tedious; and, secondly, I'm really quite keen on the idea of it. And I really don't want or need an estate car. Or didn't . . .

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Blah. My Sierra would have him.....

62/176 Ultra Yellow GT4 350Z - "Muttley" (it was the only Z in the village ....)
Champagne R35 GT-R MY15 Premium 45th Anniversary Edition - "The Expensive Mistress"
Vermilion Red R35 GT-R MY14 with Recaros - "The Car with No Name"
Blade Silver Juke NISMO Manual - "Dumbo"
Storm White Enhanced R35 GT-R MY11 with Recaros - "The General"
Titanium R35 GT-R MY09 Premium Edition - "Dastardly"
[Volkswagen Up! GTi, 5-door, White]

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Michael, thanks. I was put off Audi when I had an A6. Lovely car but god forbid you needed a service. I know what I will be buying will be majorly out of warranty so I can service anywhere, but nervous of the cost of parts should I need any.

 

John, no, just no. :lol:

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I was actually refererring to the fezza (APOFW post was not visible to me at that time).

As for the Forester....

 

We'd 'ave 'im an' all!

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Champagne R35 GT-R MY15 Premium 45th Anniversary Edition - "The Expensive Mistress"
Vermilion Red R35 GT-R MY14 with Recaros - "The Car with No Name"
Blade Silver Juke NISMO Manual - "Dumbo"
Storm White Enhanced R35 GT-R MY11 with Recaros - "The General"
Titanium R35 GT-R MY09 Premium Edition - "Dastardly"
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I knew that, my post was generally No to a Sierra :P

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Alright then... a Mondeo Estate!

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Champagne R35 GT-R MY15 Premium 45th Anniversary Edition - "The Expensive Mistress"
Vermilion Red R35 GT-R MY14 with Recaros - "The Car with No Name"
Blade Silver Juke NISMO Manual - "Dumbo"
Storm White Enhanced R35 GT-R MY11 with Recaros - "The General"
Titanium R35 GT-R MY09 Premium Edition - "Dastardly"
[Volkswagen Up! GTi, 5-door, White]

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A6 Allroad BiTurbo is a fantastic and underated car; 530d touring is also great (and can fit a 350Z bonnet, with the window open).

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Thanks Michael.

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Very late to the party here, but....

A modern classic - BMW E39 5 Series Tourer in Sport guise - a 540i 4.4 V8 (I just sold my saloon version) or a 3.0 530i with the best BMW engine, the straight six.

Not overly large exterior dimensions, but a somehow cavernous boot area!

 

 

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So not an estate car but worthy choice is a Mini Coupe.

You'd be surprised how BIG the boot is in the Mini... It only has two seats and the boot is 278L even the Macan is only 496L

 

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59 minutes ago, 1FHL said:

So not an estate car but worthy choice is a Mini Coupe.

You'd be surprised how BIG the boot is in the Mini... It only has two seats and the boot is 278L even the Macan is only 496L

 

Did you just suggest a Mini Coupe as an alternative to an Estate Car? :crazy: :lol:

As a dog owner myself, I think I would struggle to get the dog, paraphernalia and shopping or the like into a Coupe. The Macan's boot isn't much bigger than a normal though hatch in fairness - an Octavia estate for example has 640 litres of space so the gap is a little wider :whistle:

 

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