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  1. #2251
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    I want... This... So bad.

    1995 BMW m5 wagon 6 spd manual of course.

    https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...-my-M5-Touring

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    sent from Utah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    https://jalopnik.com/10-000-miles-ow...ive-1835082720
    I read that. Sounds like 300 pound feet of torque works OK in the mountains.
    Im considering one as the saab is costing more than its worth these days. I am looking partly because it seems like a nice ride for cheap and I have family that works for GM so I get another discount.

    Will update if I buy.
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    I wish i could be like SkiFishBum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    Im considering one as the saab is costing more than its worth these days. I am looking partly because it seems like a nice ride for cheap and I have family that works for GM so I get another discount.

    Will update if I buy.
    Did an Autotrader search on them yesterday. You can get low mile certified pre-owned 1-year old examples (and a few NEW leftover '18s) for around the $23K-24K mark. Seems like a really good buy if you're in the market for a new wagon. AWD too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbeater View Post
    I want... This... So bad.

    1995 BMW m5 wagon 6 spd manual of course.

    https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...-my-M5-Touring

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    sent from Utah.
    Beautiful car, lust-worthy no doubt, but... $129,000 asking price. WHAT?!? I guess he's chasing this as a target - https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1995-bmw-m5-2/ , but it's likely more of a $60-80k car - https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1995-bmw-m5-touring/

    http://windsurfing.lepicture.com/m5-touring/

    Favorite line; BIG value add: "I hardly used the radio at all! Now if you do want to use the radio, it has a cassette player which can be used with an adapter so you can play music from your phone or MP3 player."

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    no MT but you can use it as a mail carrier

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2003-audi-rs6-54/

  6. #2256
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    Great car. Not so much for Utah though. My friend just sold his clean 1995 M5 with 80,000 original miles on it for less than $35,000.
    ďA society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.Ē
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    Why is it not a great car for utah? Cause it is not AWD? I have a 95 540i and I drive it all over the place. Do I take it up the canyon when it's dumping on a powder day? No, Land Cruiser for that. But for everything else it kicks ass. Great for taking to the trailhead to ride, great for knocking an hour off the trip to ketchum. Great for driving to work in anything less than 6-8 inches. Hell, when I was selling my house in Summit park last winter, I drove it up there in the snow. Everybody thinking they need AWD all the time is stupid. some of the time, yes. but 95% of the time, no need.

    Everyone should have:
    1 SUV with real 4wd, and high ground clearance.
    1 sedan or wagon preferably RWD for enhanced driving dynamics
    1 sports car
    1 convertible
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  8. #2258
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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbeater View Post
    Why is it not a great car for utah? Cause it is not AWD? I have a 95 540i and I drive it all over the place. Do I take it up the canyon when it's dump..... blah blah bla...
    Dude. Why does it have to be ďgreat?Ē He didnít say it sucked or anything.
    focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Shirk View Post
    no MT but you can use it as a mail carrier

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2003-audi-rs6-54/
    Federalized and ready to rip -

    https://azeuros.com/inventory/2003-audi-rs6-avant/

    https://azeuros.com/inventory/2003-audi-rs6-avant-2/

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    Wagon Stoke

    For those who canít, for one reason or another, accommodate a quiver of cars, this has been a really great little one car quiver.... as long as I can keep it on the road.

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    Wagon Stoke

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/c...952426152.html

    trying to convince my wife to upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustonen View Post
    For those who canít, for one reason or another, accommodate a quiver of cars, this has been a really great little one car quiver.... as long as I can keep it on the road.

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    Iím lucky to have a couple options in the garage but this is my daily driver. Iím consistently amazed at how it does it all and still drives so damn fun in the twisties.

    Top it off I was a Bimmer lifer to boot before this rig.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroom View Post
    https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/c...952426152.html

    trying to convince my wife to upgrade
    I wound't buy a v8 s4 the timing chain is a time bomb, you're better off bumping the boost on the 1.8/2.0T and having a better balanced car.

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    I was going to get one and deal with the chains, but the irreparable gouging cylinder walls is too much. No one wants the 4.2, definately not at $10+.

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    Was watching the news this morning and they were focused on the Royal family's connections to that Epstein creep and they showed a clip of the Royals heading to church yesterday and this caught my eye.

    Nice to know Prince Charles and I daily the same car.

    I still call it The Jake.

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    Wagon Stoke

    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Was watching the news this morning and they were focused on the Royal family's connections to that Epstein creep and they showed a clip of the Royals heading to church yesterday and this caught my eye.

    Nice to know Prince Charles and I daily the same car.

    Pretty sure thatís the A6 Allroad.....
    focus.

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    Is it?
    I still call it The Jake.

  18. #2268
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    Wagon Stoke

    Think so....

    A6 (edit: spent way too much time trying to find a white version grill shot with foglight trim. They exist, the picture...?):
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    Pretty sure it's a 6 as well.

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    Well, he's clearly got good taste.

    In cars.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    A bit of a change from the Euro Wagen stoke...

    We took our 2012 Prius V on its first family vacation. 160k on it. Since it was brand new I've replaced some lugs and wheel nuts that were stretched, rear brake pads finally wore out (front pads still original), and I replaced all 6 of the burned out marker/driving lights/license plate lights with LED bulbs, spark plugs, and it does seem to have started sipping some oil, been in twice for recalls related to the invertor but we haven't experienced a failure. We averaged 38 mpg on this trip, 4 people and the 34 CF trunk stacked to the max - with the seats one notch forward the fishing poles and trekking poles fit in the slot between the seat and the trunk perfectly and my 6 foot 2 inch stepson still has loads of legroom and headroom plus room for a dog between the kids. Still amazes me how much interior room Toyota designed into this wagon. Lots 80 mph interstate driving where mileage seems to be 35 ish. In the mountains it was way over 40. Did almost 60 mpg from Salida to Denver of course. My wife thinks the mileage is lower after they updated the invertor programming to prevent it from frying itself. Who knows. It does seem a bit lower than when it was new but considering almost zero cash spent on fixing anything it has been a good little commuter for her that can double as a vacation wagon. Also the Orca holds ice for the whole week, allowing us to treat ourselves to ice cold beer and some fresh food when we return (pictured).

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    rs6 avant coming to US and Canada


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    "I don't pretend to have all the answers, and I think there's something to be said for that" -One For The Road

    Brain dead and made of money.

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    My wife is going to be really annoyed with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Stainless View Post
    You don't like wagons.

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