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Your Car Preferences: Saloons Or Estates  
User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Sedans or Stationwagons to you guys in Canada/US

Ok, so it's nearly time to head off to Germany to buy my new (used!) car, which is likely to be an Audi A6. The question is, do I get the normal 4 door, or the 5 door Avant? I don't have kids, so carrying loads of junk isn't an issue. Your thoughts/comments would be appreciated.

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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Thread starter):
Sedans or Stationwagons to you guys in Canada/US

a station-car is the far better option. If you for instance have something small but very long, it is easy to load. By re-arranging your personal mess you also can load relatively bulky stuff. My brother, just half a year before his death, when discussing about the inevitable, recommended a change from my small car to a station, explaining all the advantages, including a better turning-round-ability, a fuel-consumption which on longer stretches is even lower than the one of the small car, etc. I bought my first station in early 1995 and got my second a year ago, and can say that he was totally right .


User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

Where do 4x4 's fit in? (I'm a girl so I am entitled to be a bit ignorent!!)

Are they Stationwagons ?

I'm on my 8th Suzuki (presently a Jimney) but soon to be replaced with yet another Vitara - Side kicks in USA ?

Love chunky cars (poser at heart)

 bouncy 


User currently offlineRobertNL070 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

Well, the Audi A6 is expensive to buy and run, but being one of the best-built executive estates you get get a lot of car for your money. And it is a bea-u-ti-ful car.

Personally, if I can afford, I'd go for its little brother, the A4 Avant.

My next car - end of this year, beginning of next year - is certainly going to be an estate. I don't do much day-to-day driving, but I make quite a few long trips every year. Estate cars exude a feeling of comfort and space, and you can fill 'em up with all sorts of junk. Besides that, my boyfriend and I are also keen gardeners and estate cars are handier when visiting garden centres.

You've got me thinking, I hadn't thought about an Audi. Thanks.

Regards, Robert   

[Edited 2006-03-19 13:25:06]

User currently offlineMir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

Saloons?
http://www.burlingtoncolo.com/old_town/saloon.jpg

Estates?


These are names for CARS???????

signed,

The US  Smile

-Mir


User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

Quoting ABfemme (Reply 2):

I suppose as they have 3 or 5 doors they-re counted as estates.

Mir, that's funny.

So far it looks like estates are coming out ahead, which is what I'd originally thought. Thanks for the replies so far.


User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

Definatley Saloons... I find estates and hatchbacks ugly - look at the difference between the Mercedes E-Class Saloon and Estate for example...

User currently offlineByronsterk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Saloons.. nothing beats a luxury Mercedes E-Class saloon..

User currently offlineLTBEWR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

SUV's have really replaced the 'station wagon' or 'estate' car, especially in the USA. The minivan, while it also replaced the station wagon and it's practically, was never considered really 'macho' enough by most men and many women so they quickly moved to the SUV. Hatchbacks, especially 'five door' hatchbacks, are still far more popular in Europe rather than in the USA, despite their advantages, especially if you regularly transport stuff, even if single.

User currently offlineAndz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1268 times:
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What about a shooting brake?

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Prince Charles and Camilla.


User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1256 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 9):
What about a shooting brake?

signed

Prince Charles and Camilla.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

For those awfully jolly hunting trips !! cough cough


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1249 times:

well, this is a FIAT Station "Marea Weekend" :
www.ciao.de/Fiat_Marea_Weekend_1_9_JTD__220936
the one I have is dark-green-metallic


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1249 times:

You forgot 4x4 pickup. Makes a great car.



User currently offlinePROSA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

I'm on my 8th Suzuki (presently a Jimney) but soon to be replaced with yet another Vitara - Side kicks in USA ?

The Vitara is sold as the Grand Vitara in the United States, the Sidekick was discontinued a number of years ago.
I have a Subaru Forester, which is sort of a neither-fish-nor-fowl vehicle. It's technically considered a small SUV but is more like a tall wagon (estate).
As for the relative popularity of the sedan vs. wagon in the United States, it's worth noting that Dodge sells two cars built on the Chrysler 300 platform - the Magnum wagon and the Charger sedan. The Magnum came out first and sold well, but now that the Charger's on the market Magnum sales have dropped off precipitously.


User currently offlinePetmbro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 3):
Personally, if I can afford, I'd go for its little brother, the A4 Avant

Naw I think the sedan is better. The Avant is small and doesn't offer much advantage over the sedan. If you're into Audi, I'd go with the A6 Avant or the Allroad (basically a beefy, awd A6) Now my personal favourite is the Volvo V70XC (Cross Country). It's a wonderful awd wagon and with the optional 3rd row seat allows it to take the place of a mini van.


User currently offlineFlyMIA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

I perfer SUVs. Not the huge ones like Expedtions, Surburbans ect.. But Pathfinder
ML, Lexus all are nice. My favourite as many here know already in the Volkswagen Touareg.

I would go for the sedan, Audi A6 is a great car!


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