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k15tox

1,680 posts

61 months

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McHaggis said:
Except I've said I'd prefer an estate... wink

Now if only they had done an estate version...
Get a UTE.

80sboy

452 posts

37 months

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McHaggis said:
Except I've said I'd prefer an estate... wink

Now if only they had done an estate version...
You don't want as estate... you want one of theeese!

http://www2.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

Vitorio

513 posts

23 months

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Oh man, of all the problems in the world to have, not knowing which V8 to get smile

Anyway, given the constraints, i'd probably look for either a Merc or BMW, The 300c is awesome, but looks naff as an estate, the various monaros are just a bit too jobbo-ish for my taste, and the Lancia 8.32 is getting a bit old for a daily driver. Besides, i just love the AMG mercs, take a normal taxi-cab (most new-ish mercs in holland are taxis), and slot in a huge growling v8

I suppose you cant find a maserati quattroporte in decent nick for 15k yet?

McHaggis

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12,435 posts

35 months

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Vitorio said:
I suppose you cant find a maserati quattroporte in decent nick for 15k yet?
Even if I could, I said I had some reserves for repairs, not the GDP of a small country.
Also not an estate...

All - I love the V8 saloon suggestions, but I need flexible load space - going to the tip and picking up things that don't fit in a saloon boot... smile

Vitorio

513 posts

23 months

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McHaggis said:
Even if I could, I said I had some reserves for repairs, not the GDP of a small country.
Also not an estate...

All - I love the V8 saloon suggestions, but I need flexible load space - going to the tip and picking up things that don't fit in a saloon boot... smile
Hah, fair enough (although i am part of the gang of people saying newer italian cars arent that bad)

Anyway, E55 AMG it is then!
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RenesisEvo

2,203 posts

99 months

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McHaggis said:
BMW 550i
E39 M5? Or an Alpina for some exclusivity?

McHaggis

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12,435 posts

35 months

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RenesisEvo said:
E39 M5? Or an Alpina for some exclusivity?
Touring? Can't find any in the <£15k bracket. frown

Digger

7,848 posts

71 months

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Might be offloading my '04 RS6 Plus (53k) in the next month or two. Might not be soon enough for you though, possibly a smdge over budget?!

Jayzee

2,151 posts

84 months

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Digger said:
Might be offloading my '04 RS6 Plus (53k) in the next month or two. Might not be soon enough for you though, possibly a smdge over budget?!
What colour? OP, the RS6 plus is the thread closer IMO smile

McHaggis

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12,435 posts

35 months

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At the moment it's the 550i Touring as a sleeper, A6 4.2 post 05 and the S6 4.2...

sparks_E39

8,051 posts

93 months

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McHaggis said:
RenesisEvo said:
E39 M5? Or an Alpina for some exclusivity?
Touring? Can't find any in the <£15k bracket. frown
E39 B10 Touring gets my vote. Shame there wasn't an E39 M5 Touring.

Otispunkmeyer

3,945 posts

35 months

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My vote is the 300C Tourer in SRT-8 Trim

My irish friend used to have one and by god it was a beast. Automatic only though I think (if that matters), and while the interior isn't the best, the massive seats were super comfy. Designed for fat americans, they just swallow you...amazing. Engine note was all detroit, just stunning. Not the fastest car (he reckoned it topped out somewhere just below 170....thanks to barn door aerodynamics) and at the very very best 18mpg and you have to budget for some serious rubber, I think it had 20inch wheels.

Edit... just remembered they had a normal 300C tourer with the V8. 5.7 HEMI instead of the 6.1 in the SRT version. It also has that cylinder deactivation to try save some fuel... so I vote this as well.

Edited by Otispunkmeyer on Wednesday 16th May 18:32

Dave200

3,133 posts

100 months

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You could easily get a fantastic example of the E39 M5 for that kind of money. Wonderful woofly, but revvy V8 - Spending a £k or two on an exhaust would give you the soundtrack, the practicality, the drivability (it likes being chucked around, for a 4dr saloon) and the practicality (5 leather seats and a boot, plus TV and climate).

The best bit is, you'd probably still have £3-4k in the bank for any eventualities...

silverback mike

10,148 posts

133 months

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Audi s6 avant biggrin but i'm biased bounce

Contigo

2,567 posts

89 months

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So really you want/need a V8 estate,

Your options are pretty limited to

S4 B6 Avant (Cracking engine, great drive and understated)
RS4 B7 Avant (Proper V8 Growl in S Mode, probably over budget though)
RS6/RS6+ (Great V8 Twin Turbo with brutal performance to match especially in the plus form)
C55 AMG Touring (a worthy contender although a little dated looking for my liking)
E55 AMG Touring (as above)
Alpina B10 V8 Touring (If you like that sort of thing, shame they didn't make the E39 Touring)
Chrysler 300C Hemi 5.7 or 6.1 V8 (Head check required?)


Fancy buying my M5 E61? biggrin


bigricho

163 posts

33 months

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Would a Maserati 4200 be sensible enough? Masses of room in the back, lovely engine, some might say (not me however) potentially ruinous running costs. Whats not to like?

JohnoVR6

422 posts

92 months

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ZT-T would also be my suggestion, such as this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2004-MG-ZT-T-4-6-V8-260-...

And a boat load of change to go with...

greggy50

3,758 posts

71 months

SpecB

783 posts

28 months

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richardxjr said:
E500 is good value too
Just bought one of these to replace my Legacy SpecB. I love it to bits.


Bill

30,318 posts

135 months

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JohnoVR6 said:
ZT-T would also be my suggestion, such as this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2004-MG-ZT-T-4-6-V8-260-...

And a boat load of change to go with...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbQOlGryDcJs
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