I Like Station Wagons, I cannot Lie!

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

  1. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    whoa. :yikes
  2. Doc.Snyder

    Doc.Snyder Long timer

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  3. Doc.Snyder

    Doc.Snyder Long timer

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  4. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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  5. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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  6. IDScarecrow

    IDScarecrow Long timer

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    My BIL drives one of these, in Germany:

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  7. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    S type meets Sprinter. :lol3
  8. UnderNewOwnership

    UnderNewOwnership Thread Slayer

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    I prefer its half-brother, the Citroen C5 Tourer, if only for the trick suspension. Would never buy a used Tourer, though.
  9. Dave in Wi

    Dave in Wi Long timer

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    Anybody remember these? My dad had one way back then, a 1974 Renault R12 wagon. It was orange. It was the first car I ever drove (illegally) on the street. I must have been 11 or 12, my dad let me take over on some back roads. I took a 35 mph corner at 55 and tipped over the 5 gallon can of gas in the back... It was a while before he let me drive again.

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  10. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Borat rode in one to that airport in Kazikstan. I think his was a Dacia though.
    And it was pulled by an ox.
  11. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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  12. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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  13. nordwulf

    nordwulf Been here awhile

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    As mentioned in this thread, wagons are great with the handling and fuel economy of a car and the cargo space of an SUV. Why buy a sedan when you can get a wagon?

    This is my current car, a 2005 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3T. 250hp and still getting 30mpg at 70 mph. And those seats are sooooo comfortable.

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    I recently sold my '90 MB 300 TE. Ran perfect with only 150K miles but I wanted to get a Saab again.

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    Also had a 2006 9-3 Aero 2.8T. What a blast to drive.

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  14. 91Eunos

    91Eunos zipper suited sun god

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    SWMBO has had a couple of nice Sturmwagons over the last few years:

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    Her new one was only available w/the tiptronic in US-spec...but at least it was still available w/the optional Rally Fun Pack!

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    Our son agrees...the plate says it all! She got this on Mother's day last year:


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    I've been saving my pennies (but spending the dollars!) for a Cayman or Boxster Spyder but I have to say, that Panamera shooting brake concept has me thinking!

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  15. Robert_C

    Robert_C Long timer

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    There is a woman that I know who works at Southern Oregon University. She purchased a Squareback new when she was 16 and is still driving it. She has always had it serviced at the same place and keeps it in perfect condition.

    She has kept a record of all service and, when examined over its life, it has turned out to be a remarkably inexpensive car to own.
  16. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Fuck, I wish we had car people here like you guys all have. If it aint a friggin rice grinder, a brand new bucks up Merc, or a low rider, here it aint shit.
  17. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    Who here has owned a Volvo 850?
    I'm looking for a used grocery getter, under $10k, room for the dogs and carrying canoes on the roof, and having a manual is non-negotiable. Had my sights set on a Matrix but there's an 850 with 80k a day's drive away for $5k.

    Reliability decent, only bad thing I've heard has been the outrageous prices for rear shocks.

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    Edit -- IS reliability decent?
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  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    FWI hear, no manuals in them 850Rs. :nah

    Good luck!

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  19. MineMapper

    MineMapper Been here awhile

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    No manual 850R's, a very very few in the more sedate versions. You'll have more luck finding manuals in the newer V70's, which should be under your $10k price point by now. I sold a 2002 V70 T5 manual for $12.5k in 2007. It was an awesomely stealthy sleeper. No one expects a beige Volvo wagon to be fast.

    We had an 850 Turbo for a few years also. Pretty reliable for the most part. Stoopid easy to work on. The rear main seal has a tendency to go, which is pricey to do if you don't have the skills. Otherwise it was pretty routine. If you can bear to drive an auto, you'll be finding decent ones for $2-3k all day long.
  20. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Well, typing of an 855R:


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