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How bad an idea is this?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Da Peach, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. ICEBALL585 Bacontard

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    Fancy sport wagons = meh

    Mini vans = :thumb: :D
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  2. Westy the teste

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  3. Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    Quoted for truth. You MAY use a stroller for a few months, and you will own that car for years. I think we only used a big stroller a couple of times and we used the umbrella one for just a few months. I would not buy a vehicle one way or another over a stroller.
    That said, my next vehicle is going to be a wagon as well. They are just so damn useful. I think i am gonna get a tdi sportwagen, as I really like them, but the used prices on those Bmw's are a head scratcher to me. You can get a 08 Bmw 328 wagon for the same price as the 2010 tdi sportwagen. That is a huge difference compared to where the prices start at on a new one. Are Bmw's that much of a turd trap to own?
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  4. Sandwich just shake your rump

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  5. Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    Yeah, I suspect that the second ANYTHING goes wrong with it, it will likely cost a minimum of $1Grandollars.

    As far as the Sportwagon goes, it's gotta be the diesel. They're always expensive to buy.
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  6. jdcamb Tool Time!

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    I miss the racing Honda everyday. Racing Nissan just doesn't have the same ring to it...
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  7. insanitylevel9 triple nubby

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    you mean nismo?
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  8. CBJ Well-Known Member

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    Plus the one you showed has 126000km on it. I would want one with half or something to avoid to many repairs.
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  9. IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    the V70 isnt all too big. i have one but ive been searching everywhere for a good V70R since the 2.4L in mine is a dog and it handles like dog poop
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  10. bean New Member

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    I drove a diesel X5 recently. Decent power, but pretty disappointing in most other respects. I'd much rather have a wagon (and do).
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  11. CBJ Well-Known Member

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    They can call them SUVs but they are nothing more than mini vans on stilts.
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  12. Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    4.4 is quite nice, however I prefer the Mercedes GL
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  13. Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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  14. HardtailHack used an iron once

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    If you want something that will no doubt cost quite a bit to maintain why not get something a bit more economical? Volvo V70R would be equally unreliable but easier to mod and would use around a third less fuel around town.
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  15. Spinning Lizard New Member

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    Maybe fit one bike in the back. Anything VW or BMW is going to get expensive long term. We were a 100% loyal VW family until the last 3 all kept breaking down at random times. With very low mileage. Just could not trust they would work with the wife and kids out alone.

    Friend of mine is a service manager at BMW and says you would be crazy to buy one. 75% of all new ones sold come back within a couple of months with some issue. He even sold his X5 because of the troubles he was having.

    Anywho, when the VW's worked they were a blast to drive. I currently use a Dodge Caravan to haul bike stuff. Fits 3 29ers in the back no problem.
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  16. Spinning Lizard New Member

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    ^this
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  17. Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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  18. stevew unique white person

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  19. Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    I'd convert it to one of these:
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  20. Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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  21. shredden. New Member

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    You.... you.... you raced The Dakar?
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  22. Wumpus makes avatars better

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    No, he is stuck in Dakar building something.
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  23. Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    I prefer the term "stationed"...but yeah...
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  24. HardtailHack used an iron once

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    I don't see the appeal of the Audi, it looks neither tough or classy.

    My sister just bought a 2010 3L diesel Touareg, damn it's nice to drive but it will be interesting to see if is reliable, two year extended warranty is $8000, my guess is they aren't that reliable.


    EVO wagon ;) reliable, fast and really tough.
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  25. chicodude The Spooninator

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    does this have/ come with 4wd?
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  26. big-ted Danced with A, attacked by C, fired by D.

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  27. Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    It's "stationed"! "Stationed", dammit!
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  28. bean New Member

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    No, you have to get an Audi for that.
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  29. jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    what kind of station are you building?
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  30. Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    or a boring subie...

    A cat-herding station, at the moment.
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  31. jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    let me know how that works out, i'm in the market at the moment.
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    I have almost that exact car, an 04 allroad with 4.2 engine. Is it a bad idea, I don't know, probably not any worse than a BMW or VW or similar age. I bought mine 3 years ago with 38k miles, it has 85k miles now. I haven't had any major issues, but have experienced all of the typical allroad issues like leaky air springs, worn control arm bushings, leaky valve covers, bad starter, weird SAI issues, etc. I have put about $6000 of regular maintenance and repairs into it, and about $2500 of 'mods' (sway bars, extra tires/wheels, ECU upgrade, mp3 player, etc) over those years.

    I will say as a do everything car, it is great. Can fit tons of stuff inside (easily two DH bikes + camping gear for weekend trips), can handle 4x4 dirt roads and snowy roads with ease, yet is reasonably quick and powerful at all speeds, and handling is still better than most cars. I really like having a V8 engine. Downsides are poor fuel economy (I average probably 15mpg city, 19-20mpg highway), and it's getting older so more issues can surface, plus interior is a bit creaky.

    rav400 and my allroad at Plattekill


    On the way to local trails last fall



    I seriously considered one of those before I bought the allroad. It is probably the more reliable and economical choice, but fit and finish and features are not as nice. Handling is not quite as good since it sits higher (similar to allroad level 3).
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  33. Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    for a cat? what have I missed?
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  34. bean New Member

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    I should have said if you want to stay within the VW family. But the Subies we drove really were boring.
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  35. Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    Yeah, as much as I like cars, I really hate when they aren't fully functional.
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  36. Westy the teste

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    Considered buying your brothers Jeep?
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  37. MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    soon (hopefully) it will be hers. But I've washed my hands of it.
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  38. SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    They are boring. Boring, reliable, decent economy, roomy vehicles.

    They're kinda the Honda minivan of wagons.
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  39. Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    I question the roominess... The new outbacks look big, but that one I posted seemed less so... I'll do some testing.

    I have no intention of ever putting any bikes inside. That's what racks are for...

    I like volvo wagons. They're huge inside...

    Meh. I'll be getting this right after my SB-66... Not any time soon.
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  40. bean New Member

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    They certainly feel like Honda minivans when you drive them.

    Reliable? Maybe. I'm no longer convinced of it.
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