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    Trying to fit the brief and budget but a bit leftfield too

    Dont shoot me its a vectra lol but you'll have change, how bad could it be?
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...cars?logcode=p

    Brave pill needed but lots of wood and you still have change for when/if it goes wrong.


    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...ge/1?logcode=p

    could be thirsty but supposed to be good and the right colour

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...ster?logcode=p
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    Hmm. Some good choices there.

    I like the SAAB idea but wifey says it's gopping

    No to the Veccy - even though it's the SAAB in disguise

    Forrester wouldn't be a bad shout. I do wonder whether it's not just worth buying a WRX wagon though - did they do them on the later bug eye jobbies? Not up on Sooobaruuu.
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    I have to admit the 9-3 is better looking and the chrome doesn't do the 9-5 any favours

    Subaru did do a WRX sports wagon in the Hawkeye but they are thin on the ground and look a bit...well.. odd. The Hawk-eye saloon is quite pretty.

    8K would get you a WRX Hatch or maybe a ropey WRX-S hatch. 10K would get you a WRX-S hatch with a few miles on or a ropey STi hatch.

    You're welcome to a ride in our WRX-S if you want to see what an S goes like. 310 lb/ft

    EDIT: Oh, and the forester is a bit of a boat TBH. Legacy is a nicer drive.

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    if its a wagon i really like the look of the gb270 model

    http://www.pistonheads.com/classifie...--2007/3127271

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    Quote Originally Posted by SXRORY View Post
    if its a wagon i really like the look of the gb270 model

    http://www.pistonheads.com/classifie...--2007/3127271
    They're the ones I think look a bit odd Each to their own, I suppose. All Imprezas are a bit marmite.

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    I quite like the idea of the newer prezzie but wifey doesn't like it...again

    Running out of viable options
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    A little out of your price range but I was considering this

    http://jm-imports.co.uk/index.php/20...-wagon-auto-2/

    Pretty sure you would get it for 9k
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    That gets fumbs up. Not sure it ticks the reliable box though

    I'm tempted by that...
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    I'm sure there were only 2500 made. And could always drop in a manual box through time. Quite unique I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arry View Post
    I quite like the idea of the newer prezzie but wifey doesn't like it...again

    Running out of viable options
    X-Type Sovereign ? I don't like the look of them but they come as an Estate, they're cheaper than the XF and it might appease R being a Jag.

    Otherwise, you are reduced to a Focus ST or similar mundane stuff like this

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...01411068787003

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    Last attempt to woo the wife

    the spec d is a toned down sti on the outside with leather. But full gubbins sti underneath. (i fancied one of these but bought an m3 instead)

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...Cnew?logcode=p

    my last attempt

    Mazda 3 mps loads of change and its fast
    this ones leggy but 2008 car you get a lot of motor for your money. The photo's dont actually do these justice. One in a work car park in red and its a decent looking car
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...2-5l?logcode=p

    red one low miles

    this has to be the winner harry

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...ge/1?logcode=p

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    Alfa Giulietta, engine closely related to the GM/Saab one:

    www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201412129599380/

    A few 159 estates around, but not low mileage in nice colours

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    I've been lusting after a Lexus 450h for a while, a seriously luxurious car that does over 35mpg and 0-60 in under 6 seconds.

    With your budget it would have 80,000+ miles but does that matter with a car /engine like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arry View Post
    I quite like the idea of the newer prezzie but wifey doesn't like it...again

    Running out of viable options
    Not being funny but is this a his and her car or yours that she might drive a few times. If the later I would ignore my wife. Regardless if i'm paying for the car id would ignore her anyway. They get their way with the house and sex.

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    One car two drivers; she has just as much use for it as I.

    It is a bit death by committee though
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    Quote Originally Posted by arry View Post
    One car two drivers; she has just as much use for it as I.

    It is a bit death by committee though
    Take it in turns. You can't both go on top

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    The XF is a saloon but has a decent boot.
    I have just got rid of my XFS 3.0D.
    Nice car but had a coupe of things i didn't like - seats were not particularly comfortable for me being the worst. Gearbox when in paddle shift mode was awesome though and much better than the BMW ones i have driven. Was quick but not quite as quick as my remapped 535D tho.
    I moved to an E46 M3 for some fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlinezak View Post
    The XF can be a saloon but has a decent boot.
    I have just got rid of my XFS 3.0D.
    Nice car but had a coupe of things i didn't like - seats were not particularly comfortable for me being the worst. Gearbox when in paddle shift mode was awesome though and much better than the BMW ones i have driven. Was quick but not quite as quick as my remapped 535D tho.
    I moved to an E46 M3 for some fun
    ftfy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Wilkinson View Post
    ftfy
    OK technically yes but for 8-10K i don't think he will be buying a tourer (or Sportbrake to be correct) so in this context it will be a saloon
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    Ok so I've started looking at BMW 750i's - because that fits the original bill

    It's just a shit load of car for the money. 9k buys you a newer car than anything else in luxury sector I can see
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