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#151 OFFLINE   chrisjvm

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:04 PM

Of course Googling big Fiat estates could only end one way
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:08 PM

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:10 PM

Or if you have a licence to kill and antique wardrobes to lug around:

 

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:17 PM

Drive in style, noble version of the 504.

 

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:19 PM

No mention yet of the BX shiter? :)

 

Oddly enough, this is the only estate car I've ever owned.

 

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:35 PM

Although Junkman is close, you're all wrong.

 

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:14 PM

It’s not just about how much you can fit in the car...B1663F4C-6636-4916-B9D5-CFF5824B0ABA.jpeg
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:51 PM

England's favourite woodie?

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:57 PM

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:17 PM

Some fantastic stuff here I'd never seen before. I know I've been beaten to it but this has to be the ultimate estate, because it solves that well-known problem of normal CX estates just being so small.

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1989 Citroen CX 25TGI Loadrunner by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

And at the weekend when you don't have so much shit to cart about, a P1800ES would do nicely

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1973 Volvo P1800ES by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Back in the real world, I do want a Triumph 2500 estate.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:59 PM

I confess I haven't read this whole thread, but I'm really pleased it's got to six pages in a day because I bloody love estates.

 

I thought they were awkward and ugly until I owned one, which was when I realised that they are just better.

 

I'd had several BX hatchbacks before when my estate came up... I didn't really want it but I bought it because it was available and cheap.  They *are* awkward and ugly from the outside but the second I sat down inside it I realised that estates are just better.  Roomier, airier, better visibility...

 

My best example of its natural superiority is a journey I once made with my then-girlfriend, my Grandma, a suitcase for each of the three of us, Grandma's wheelchair and a spare door that I'd forgotten was in the boot.

 

The correct answer to the thread is, of course The Volvo Estate, but I'd submit that any estate is superior to its saloon/hatchback twin - especially if it's in top level trim, combining doggy smells with superior trim and hi-fi.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:04 PM

Toyota... somethingorother. One of these parks near where I live.

 

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:21 PM

Toyota... somethingorother. One of these parks near where I live.

 

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OOOOH! I love these. So oddball. Corolla 4WD. Trust Toyota to come up with TWO Corolla estates on the E90 platform. (think this one was even, fittingly, called Tercel in some markets).


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:27 PM

An Aldi 80 estate is roomier than you'd imagine and encompasses a range of qualities shiters often desire, but a ZX or 305 effortlessly demonstrates how 'less is more' and are designed to be loaded day after day. In fact the French seem the only nation capable of building decent estate cars, so although my 100 Avant quattro was utterly ace, a Xantia (despite its wooly Peugeot steering) was far more competent, a 405 more practical still with its lack of 90s bollocks.

The Moggie Traveller is for me a far more honest and civilised beast of burden than any 245 or 740, I've never quite got rwd Volvos other than the quality build of a highly simple design. But I do like the Audi-engined early V70 I'm tooling about in at the moment, it's an odd mix which feels homespun and welcoming.

The S124 works as well as it does because MB condescended to send a cheque to Citroën, plus their whispering diesels were rather lovely. But in England, as with so many other Mercedes, it's a little like trying to take off in a 747 on a too-small runway.

GSs, DSs, 405s, 504s, 406s, 305s, 404s, 304s, ZXs, Xantias, BXs, XMs, 18s, 21s, Lagunas are all superb in managing to combine the traits of a practical van with a comfortable car, but transfer a load from a CX into any of the others then set off back up the road and chances are you'll soon wonder how Citroën managed to make it work so well. A boat which proved too big and heavy for a Range Rover soon behaved itself behind a 2.5TD Safari.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:30 PM

My main thought is that anything sold as a load lugger MUST have self-levelling suspension. Given it only seems to work on Citroens, it's starting to look like I need another Citroen.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:33 PM

....A boat which proved too big and heavy for a Range Rover soon behaved itself behind a 2.5TD Safari.
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Interesting. There's a bit of a debate up at the yard as to whether my CX GTi is capable of towing a single horse trailer....
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:37 PM

I towed one (empty) with a Viva HC so don't worry!


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:37 PM

That 164 is so half arsed it could have been done by Farnham.

In about 87/88 the Works Lancia Team had a couple of Thema Estates as Chase cars on the RAC, they were bloody quick and sounded like a rally car complete with flames from the exhaust.
Which made me wonder if an 8.32 existed...
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Of course there is , but only one for Snr Agnelli.
Perhaps it replaced his 130
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That 164 was a home made one by someone in USA using a Ford something or other rear if I remember rightly.

 

There are also a couple of home made 8.32 wagons, a Dutch one which has the build documented on line and another one which was for sale in Germany around 10 years ago. I thought of buying that one but it didn't have a TuV so swerved it!



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:41 PM

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:42 PM

I towed one (empty) with a Viva HC so don't worry!


I'll have to give it a go. Friend of mine has four horses that will need to travel at some point this year....
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:48 PM

It should not be forgotten that fins are essential on estates.

 

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On ALL cars, surely?????

 

 

One day I will own a 1959 Cadillac...

 

... but definitely not this one! I hope its mother loves it!

 

1959 Cadillac Broadmoor Skyview Station Wagon

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Some more details about it here:

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:01 AM

Handsome.

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:42 AM

My main thought is that anything sold as a load lugger MUST have self-levelling suspension. Given it only seems to work on Citroens, it's starting to look like I need another Citroen.


...and the S124 no?

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:15 AM

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:01 AM

 

I'm pretty sure that the 900 Safari inspired the 9-5 estate car :)


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:20 AM

Speaking of which, there is only one Saab 95 of course....

 

 

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And whilst we are in Sverige, we seem to be a couple of Volvos light in this discussion....

 

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:38 AM

Lots of good suggestions.
This is mine and does all I ask of it. Could qualify as shite as often overlooked and called dull but is roomy, comfy, well equipped, frugal (lean burn) and totally reliable.WP_20170717_15_43_37_Pro.jpg

From Classic shite, I like Saab 96v4 estates, a friends mum had one when I was a kid.
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Here is one for sale with 400,000km.
Like the stretched mk2 Granada look of it.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:11 AM

Any big ovlov up to and including the P2 V70, or a w124 estate.

The rest are all pretenders

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:16 AM

But the real winner is the Skoda Favorit/Felicia.
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The loadspace is bigger than you could ever imagine. The seats are completely removable in under a minute but even with them just folded they give a solid bulkhead behind the front seats.
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The rubber mat is from a Rover 75, a car much bigger on the outside. You can get a 6' X 3' board in easily but not only is the floorspace good it's really deep too.
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Fucking yes - they were shit when new, are shit now, about as desirable as herpes but extremely useful and dependable. Love them.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:18 AM

I nearly had an Avenger estate once (only nearly though) and was amazed how big it was inside. Considering the Avenger was aimed at the Escort market, the estate was easily a match for the Cortina.


I delivered a last-of-production Avenger Estate when they looked like a raddled old tart and were utterly despised by the motoring press. It drove really well and was a practical roomy car; that grill was horrible. I'd have one.
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