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Recommend an Estate

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Sirrel Squirrel, 7 Feb 2006.

  1. Sirrel Squirrel

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    After getting p'd off last week looking for Golf VR6s my dad has suggested that I get an estate, it'll be handy for carrying my dog around, just that I don't have a clue what sort of estate to go for, my budget is £4K, I've taken £400 off that to cover any extra insurance premium so £3.6K for the car, Ideally I'd like something that is considerably faster than my 97' 1.6 Escort and better handling. Any suggestions?
     
  2. -westy-

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    If its just for a dog, why bother with an estate? a normal hatchback would suffice :)
     
  3. Gilly

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    Wonder if you can get a T5 for that these days.
     
  4. Mic

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    How much are them scoobie wagons?
     
  5. thedazman67

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    Mondeo Estate, could probably pick up a high milage 2000/2001 reg for the cash.

    thedazman
     
  6. Fireblade2K4

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    I got my Mondeo ST200 Estate for just over £4k, with only 44k on the clock and FSH, and it is a rocket :D

    Only problem is they are VERY VERY rare, only 300 ever made so finding one would be a nightmare.

    Stu
     
  7. Adz

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    850 T5? Hell yes! Might squeeze a leggy V70 too.
     
  8. webbie

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    one of my mates managed to pic up a 740 GLE, wicked car for £100 4 months tax and MOT. more info look here www.jnolan.co.uk
     
  9. Mic

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    Beleive us, wel ALL know. :D
     
  10. Morba

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    volvo or a scooby wagon would be my thinking.
    scooby wagons are grp 20 insurance tho i think, due to most being imported or something.
    have a look on scoobynet, their sales forum is quite active, dont be scared of the auto either, apparently the box is very good :]
     
  11. Gilly

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    Reckon thats the way I'd be going :)
     
  12. Dogbreath

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    The scooby wagon is a bit pathetic as an estate car though, virtualy no more boot space than most larger hatchbacks. And of course so ugly that you'd need to scoop your eyes out with a blunt spoon before looking at it.

    The Alfa 156 Estate is a very nice looking car, but similarly tiny in the boot area.

    How about a Passat Estate? Should be able to get a very nice 1.8 Turbo for that kind of money. Dare I even suggest an Octavia?
     
  13. Morba

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    thats probably because its not an estate :p
    but its only for the dog, so the extra headroom over the hatch should be good enough :]
     
  14. James_N

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    I think his budget stretches to something better than my 740 :D

    a nice 850 T5 would be nice :cool:
     
  15. vanpeebles

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  16. megakid

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    Alfa Romeo 156 Sportswagon?

    You can get them for just under £4k - if it's viable.
     
  17. Firestar_3x

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    850 T5 Would be my choice if you need a huge car.
     
  18. Sirrel Squirrel

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    I'm liking the sound of the T5, maybe it'll make people move out of my way on the motorway too if they think I'm the old bill :p will have a look round at prices later on
     
  19. lmfy2k

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    not 100% on price but a Skoda Octavia VRS Estate? same engine as a 1.8 Audi TT ~ 180Bhp i think!
     
  20. Oracle

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    Yes, you can AFAIK