I Like Station Wagons, I cannot Lie!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by vegasphotog, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. jdiaz

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    We had great luck with our 2000 Taurus wagon......couldn't really complain about the reliability at all. Hated the brakes and the transmission, but otherwise it was a fine car.
  2. MoxNix

    MoxNix Ex-ExPat

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    BMW calls it an SAV, to me its a tall wagon.
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  3. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    They aren't reliable at all, the interiors seem to fall apart after 8 years, but damn do they drive right and have a ton of space:

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  4. Twin Torque

    Twin Torque Been here awhile

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    Well you can disagree all you want, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, however you're talking about a different manufacturer never mind a much smaller engine......

    and as I said for the BMW 3 and 3.5's the steptronic box is what suits the engine and gets the best from it.

    You may prefer the manual which is fine, but the steptronic gets the best from the engine
  5. rotten

    rotten LOST AGAIN

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    I almost bought one of these, owner backed out just before excepting payment. Looked nothing like this it was a field car but well worth restoration.

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  6. Oh2RideMore

    Oh2RideMore Long timer

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    Been looking for an avant, a bmw wagon, or wrx wagon, any with stick. Finally after almost giving up, a 2005 wrx wagon showed up on autotrader at a local dealer. 70k miles, silver, with aftermarket wheels and summer tires, and factory wheels with winter tires. Test drove it that night, and went back the next day to sign the papers. 14k out the door, very clean car. Turbo awd is such fun, just wish the gas mileage were better.
  7. msells

    msells Been here awhile

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  8. Twin Torque

    Twin Torque Been here awhile

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    We used to get the M5 Touring from the factory over here in Europe
  9. Ursa Major

    Ursa Major Bemused

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    You're right, I misread the posts in the context of A-Bone's TDI pics and the Golf TDI at the top of the page. It should have hit me that you were discussing Steptronic, not Tiptronic. Sorry, carry on..
  10. Engineer John

    Engineer John Engineer

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  11. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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  12. straightrod

    straightrod Long timer

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    ^ I thought DMV would not register cars with different manufacturers engines in them?
  13. Schmeds

    Schmeds scarce

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  14. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    dmv doesn't need to know...
  15. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Down here they do pinks have both vin and EIN...

    That Volvo or at least another one with vette engine is still for sale. Its pretty rough looking.
  16. Fleece Johnson

    Fleece Johnson Husky Adventurer

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  17. marksbonneville

    marksbonneville Been here awhile

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    Cool wagon, I'd love to find one of those.
  18. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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  19. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    It's done all the time. For CA though, it would have to be checked by a referee station and then a new VIN assigned to it. It would also have to be newer then the chassis it's going into and retain all the emissions of the new engine. For states that don't have VIN checks it would be a lot easier.
  20. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    One of the guys I sailed with recently has a W211 E500 4Matic wagon... Never been much for M-Benz.. but that thing is a pretty cool sleeper of a wagon... pretty nice looking rig too... not really my bag.. but it is pretty sharp... 'course.. he drives it like a hooligan.. so I guess that is beside the point for him...