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Did she look at the E Wagons from Mercedes? You can get them w/ 4Matic and if you have a few kids, with the rear seating for a total of 7.

But even having an '04 E500 Wagon, I think keeping the S6 is the way to go. I had an S4 w/ the 4.2 V8 - what a fun driving motor. I think the Audi's are more of a driver's car than the Mercs. And that S6 is a lot of car for 18,700. What in the world could you find to replace it for that price - even double that price?
She wouldn't look at the MB (not that I want to spend that much anyway) but she said, "I'm not old enough to drive a MB yet."

So that ended that...
I'm not a MB fan really, but they do make a beautiful wagon, IMO.

Search youtube for the TopGear shoot out between the AMG wagon and the M5 wagon... great stuff.

Can you tell I am a wagon freak??
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The car is off the market.
The wife went car shopping and can't find anything she likes better, so she is keeping it.
The cool thing is she said everything she tried was too slow! Gotta love that (or at least I do).
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Fast wagons are great. I was just a young LT when I bought this car and couldn't afford to import and E34 M5 Touring, so I had to settle for a 540 Touring. Still a pretty sublime road machine.
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Fast wagons are great. I was just a young LT when I bought this car and couldn't afford to import and E34 M5 Touring, so I had to settle for a 540 Touring. Still a pretty sublime road machine.
God, I love love love that wagon. Someone in the area has one, and I when I see it, I tailgate.. They're probably wondering "who is this freak in the debadged M5?" but it's all about carlove for me.
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Debadged is the only way to go. Most people think my car is a 525 or a 530 - only the brake ducts on the front bumper give it away. My poor car has unfortunately suffered some at the hands of my two little ones puking and tossing cherios - I can't wait to get the 110 done so the 540 can go back to being the occasional driver instead of the primary kid hauler. It just doesn't hose-out well...
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That is a great car Jim.
Two months after I got my driver's license, when I was a young foolish 16 year old I tried to outrun a cop in my dads escort wagon (not fast) after running a red light. I was on my way home from the gym and had to pee so bad I wasn't thinking clearly. He had no trouble catching me and when I told him why I ran he tortured me for 15 minutes lecturing me about safe driving while I thought my bladder was going to explode, but I learned a very valuable lesson.
If you're going to run from the police, get a faster wagon!

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If they would make the 5 Series Wagon with a bigger engine and all wheel drive I'd find a way to get the $$ to buy one.... I'd have to.

or if they'd make a 5 Series with a real diesel and all wheel drive I'd buy that too.
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If they would make the 5 Series Wagon with a bigger engine and all wheel drive I'd find a way to get the $$ to buy one.... I'd have to.

or if they'd make a 5 Series with a real diesel and all wheel drive I'd buy that too.
535xi is the only thing comparable, and it doesn't compare I looked at one a few weeks ago, the backseat is pitifully small!
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If they would make the 5 Series Wagon with a bigger engine and all wheel drive I'd find a way to get the $$ to buy one.... I'd have to.

or if they'd make a 5 Series with a real diesel and all wheel drive I'd buy that too.
the 335d is on the way, perhaps the 5 will follow? I might be in front of you in line at the dealer.

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of course while we're making wishes, I'm crossing my fingers for the US return of Alfa Romeo. Possibility might be even more remote now that the economy has tanked. Of course if the big 3 go TU, then someone will have to pick up the slack...
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the 335d is on the way, perhaps the 5 will follow? I might be in front of you in line at the dealer.

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of course while we're making wishes, I'm crossing my fingers for the US return of Alfa Romeo. Possibility might be even more remote now that the economy has tanked. Of course if the big 3 go TU, then someone will have to pick up the slack...

I don't claim to know all about BMWs, but the local dealer says 3 series diesel is a go, but not in wagon form. AutoWeek also said a few weeks back there would be no diesel 3 series wagon and that the diesel won't be in the AWD versions.
I hope I'm wrong.
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It wouldn't surprise me, BMWNA always thinks they know which engine combinations Americans want. They're all available in Europe, so its not like they aren't making them already, I think BMWNA is just a lazy bunch.

I mean seriously, I can be the only person that would have bought an M3 wagon...
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It wouldn't surprise me, BMWNA always thinks they know which engine combinations Americans want. They're all available in Europe, so its not like they aren't making them already, I think BMWNA is just a lazy bunch.

I mean seriously, I can be the only person that would have bought an M3 wagon...
i would have bought an m5 wagon, awd or not...
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She wouldn't look at the MB (not that I want to spend that much anyway) but she said, "I'm not old enough to drive a MB yet."

So that ended that...
I'm not a MB fan really, but they do make a beautiful wagon, IMO.

Search youtube for the TopGear shoot out between the AMG wagon and the M5 wagon... great stuff.

Can you tell I am a wagon freak??
Love dialed euro wagon's myself. As much as I hate to think it maybe I'm getting a bit old myself driving the MB Although I did have a '74 W115 250 gas w/ 4 spd manual in college. Those cars were built so burly and were pretty cheap in the late 80's/early 90's. I remember fishtailing that thing around Burlington all winter long.

And the E500 has some pull. I drive it like an old lady most of the time, but when I get on it, it'll go pretty good. It's a tourer for sure - could drive plenty of miles at a quick pace and not be fatigued.

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Not sure if I showed my C6 allroad pics before but after seeing Jim's Bimmer I figured it's ok.

A couple pics of it. 18" Sportec wheels w/ custom bolt-on spacers, AWE/GIAC chip, APR exhaust. Tried to murder it a bit w/ tint and grey S6 lower sills. If I kept it I would have tried to black or grey all the chrome.

In the middle is a pic off the audiworld.com board of someone's allroad seeing some proper track time.

Sorry to derail the original post so badly :D

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One more type of ride I'd like to see more of... nicely modded vans.

I like the looks of this VW joint w/ some Oettinger goodies on it. A turbo diesel and the VAG 6 speed would be pretty nice in that thing.
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Ok, this just officially became the Fast Wagon Thread. Here is my top 3 in no particular order:

1995 BMW E34 M5 Touring
2001 Audi RS4 Avant
2002 BMW E39 Alpina D10 Biturbo
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I mean seriously, I can be the only person that would have bought an M3 wagon...
No, you would not have been the only one.
I would have been all over it.

I almost bought a 3 Series wagon and then grafted all the M3 bodywork too it, but in the end it was just too much woprk for too little end result.

When my wife takes the S6 for service the guys at the dealership always talk about the car. Its not a car that is seen here in ME very often, especially not in bright red with a blonde female driving it.
They all love the car, but they do told me stories about how when they were new they couldn't sell them.
I think the fast wagon fetish is not very strong in the USA.
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Ok, this just officially became the Fast Wagon Thread. Here is my top 3 in no particular order:

1995 BMW E34 M5 Touring
2001 Audi RS4 Avant
2002 BMW E39 Alpina D10 Biturbo
just like we'll never get a new defender here, we'll never get this piece of work either http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=124536
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Ok, this just officially became the Fast Wagon Thread. Here is my top 3 in no particular order:

1995 BMW E34 M5 Touring
2001 Audi RS4 Avant
2002 BMW E39 Alpina D10 Biturbo
what about a VW bus with a porsche 993 twin turbo engine?
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It wouldn't surprise me, BMWNA always thinks they know which engine combinations Americans want. They're all available in Europe, so its not like they aren't making them already, I think BMWNA is just a lazy bunch.

I mean seriously, I can be the only person that would have bought an M3 wagon...
Just make people special order an E60 M5 wagon.. which is what happens exactly with the E63 wagon. Make NA customers pay the conversion premium. Then again, the word on the street is that the saloon M5's just aren't selling, and this was occurring even before the economic craphole. I guess they have to figure out a better business model.

I love that methed-up E39 wagon. Such porn.

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what about a VW bus with a porsche 993 twin turbo engine?
Sorry, but that is just a waste of a perfectly good 993 turbo. Totally classic car.

Thank you, Copley: http://copleymotorcars.com/german_n_...4.2vo1548.html
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Hey, who put that van in this wagon thread!

Back to our regularly scheduled wagons - This is right up my alley:
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