I Like Station Wagons, I cannot Lie!

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

  1. 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...
  2. HillbillyNinja

    HillbillyNinja Long timer

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    Just had a deal on a 1999 BMW 5 series wagon pop up from a friend.

    I'm really tempted, the price is right and it drives like a bat out of hell.

    It needs struts and an ABS module. What else should I be looking for?
  3. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    I have this "wagon"....

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    But have always wanted something like this:


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  4. Twin Torque

    Twin Torque Been here awhile

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    You guys call that a wagon? really? Is it not just a pretend SUV????
  5. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    Had one of these as a loaner from my dealer last week. Very nice.

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    jdg
  6. Fast_Boy_Slim

    Fast_Boy_Slim Don't call me Wighty

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    Mine
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    6 Sport 2.2 diesel
  7. Ursa Major

    Ursa Major Bemused

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    Manual or auto? Six cylinder or eight? How many miles?
  8. HillbillyNinja

    HillbillyNinja Long timer

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    Auto, six cylinder, 111,000 miles. He's asking 4200 bucks.
  9. Tmaximusv

    Tmaximusv Been here awhile

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    The question being? Sounds like a winner on a low mileage, relatively recent solid sled with no obvious defects. If you find some when you dig, you're still likely way ahead on the deal.
  10. HillbillyNinja

    HillbillyNinja Long timer

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    That's what I was thinking. GOing to pull the trigger on this deal this weekend. Did find the trifecta of lights. Want to verify it's not the abs module before I make the deal. I like to have a little negotiation headroom.
    It does need new struts and shocks. Everything else looks great. It drives great even with the bad struts.
  11. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Sitting at car shop now. Had a wheel bearing go bad while up north this week.
    I should have done them when I had a chance. I hate paying shop price.
    My fault for being negligent. The car has 336,000 on it now.
    I should replace oil pump soon. And rear wheel hubs.
    Hopefully first thing in the new year.
    I really like having a wagon. I'd like to downsize to something less thirsty though. I'm thinking a Clubman may be in my future.

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  12. straightrod

    straightrod Long timer

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    ^ Dirtydeeds, what motor and what mileage to get in this? I have been looking at these and wanting to stay away from the V6 cause I hear it is anemic. Nice to see that you have racked up plenty of miles.
  13. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    I have the 5.7 hemi in it. It's been a solid motor. Hauls a 3 place Moto trailer really easy.

    A $10 seal on a transmission plug leaked, rear discs got chewed up rather quickly and the oil pressure sensor needed replacing last year. Also the clip that holds the sun visor needs to be replaced. A pressure sprayer will get passed sun roof seal - but rain hasn't got in yet. Tie rods were replaced last year. Edit: lower control arm bushings need to be replaced.

    It's an AWD model, so the mileage is a bit lower than the standard 2wd model. When I got it, it was pretty consistently returning 22-24 mpg. Pulling a trailer with full size bikes brought it down to 18.5.

    I've done a couple mods and put wider, 22" rubber on it. It's dropped to around 20 now. Still 18.5 with the trailer.

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    I've been thinking of getting a car top carrier for it. Then I could keep dirty, oily MX gear outside of the car.
  14. straightrod

    straightrod Long timer

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    ^ Thanks for the info. I love wagons and I have this insane idea of attaching a roof rack to hold my 14' barge of an ocean kayak on top. I just keep thinking it will kill the lines of this wagon and I may get sniped at down here in SoCal.
  15. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    Wife and I had one of these..black with all the bells and whistles. Got a good price on it as this was right when the 3 was coming out but didnt get the best loan and with all the miles we were putting on it traded it in for a corolla before we got upside down in the car... I miss it :cry


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    I am thinking of getting one of these used as my daily commuter..ugly as sin but i like them..Saturn LW300

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  16. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    Wagons are for people that do stuff. Your stuff may happen to be Sea Kayaking.
    I think a magnum would look better with a 17' kayak. ;)
    Put some removable Thule racks on it for the weekends that the boat sits on top.

    I get snipped at for having a trailer hitch on an RT model. It works for me though.
  17. rivers

    rivers Been here awhile

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    Mazda6 2014 redesign:

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  18. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    Wow... that is pretty sharp looking... :evil

    The new 6 sedan is getting good reviews....
  19. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    The new Mazda 6 is a lot better looking then the old one. It will also be available as a diesel, which will be interesting.

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  20. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    I'd buy Mazda6 Wagon with 2.2L Twin-Turbo Diesel!