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Better looking as estate? #1669431
11/01/2024 12:24
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To my eye most cars look better in saloon or coupe form, not least I suppose as result of being designed that way but there are a few cars that I think look better as estates. Volvos for example (not the P series though) particularly the 200 and 700, which to me looked odd as saloons, possibly because the estates were so ubiquitious back in the day. Some of the big BMWS and Mercs look good also, but what is the best looking estate and is it better than it's saloon eqivalent?

Re: Better looking as estate? [Re: respace] #1669434
11/01/2024 14:45
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I like my 2013 XF Sportbrake, so much so that I don't have any pictures of it rolleyes As to whether it's better than the saloon, hmmm, maybe?


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Re: Better looking as estate? [Re: respace] #1669461
13/01/2024 06:30
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Probably depends whether you need to move wardrobes frequently... laugh


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Re: Better looking as estate? [Re: respace] #1669483
13/01/2024 14:47
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Back in the day I used to be able to get a cement mixer in the back of my Citroen GS Estate


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Re: Better looking as estate? [Re: respace] #1669488
13/01/2024 16:10
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Times were hard then Pete...


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Re: Better looking as estate? [Re: Edinburgh] #1669493
13/01/2024 17:07
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Originally Posted by Edinburgh
Times were hard then Pete...

Not really Simon. It was a home market 1220cc version that I bought at 6 months old and 6000 kms when I lived in SW France.

I even brought it back to the UK and used it for 7 years when we returned here.

I had it for almost 10 years and 290000kms without anything major going wrong, A new clutch at 180000kms was about it and NO RUST.

Very comfortable seats and ride quality


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Re: Better looking as estate? [Re: respace] #1669503
13/01/2024 18:47
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Apologies, the pun was so bad it was unrecognisable....


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Re: Better looking as estate? [Re: respace] #1669504
13/01/2024 21:52
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Sorry, it still goes right over my head!

Lightbulb moment. but the Ardennes are in the North East.


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Re: Better looking as estate? [Re: respace] #1669510
14/01/2024 09:38
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MG ZTT - had a 1.8T for almost 10 years which virtually gave faultless service. Drove the ZT V6's at work and although not a direct comparison I thought the estate version handled better, looked the better car and obviously had the additional load flexibility.

Alfa 156 / 159 estates. Never driven either but good looking cars compared to their saloon version and the general opinion was certainly the 156 estate handled better.

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Re: Better looking as estate? [Re: respace] #1669522
14/01/2024 15:08
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Re: Better looking as estate? [Re: respace] #1669530
14/01/2024 19:44
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Y'know, that still looks as if it should have a coffin in the back...

(Monty Python: the only link I can find is broken, hence some paraphrasing... "Dead? In a hurry? Phone Arthur Smith of Prestatyn and our Fiat 850 will be outside in no time. Out of the door and down the hatch in thirty minutes or your money back!")


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Re: Better looking as estate? [Re: respace] #1669537
15/01/2024 11:48
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Alfa 159 - Sportwagon (especially with roof rails) is much better-looking than the saloon (which is hardly a duffer itself…)

Audi RS6

BMW E30

Jag XF

Volvo 850


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Re: Better looking as estate? [Re: respace] #1669543
15/01/2024 14:16
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Yeah deffo 850 estate over the saloon thumb Drove the T5 estates for work in the day and fantastic cars - power, handling etc cool


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Re: Better looking as estate? [Re: respace] #1669804
26/01/2024 15:53
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I love my mazda 6 estate. Much better than the saloon in my opinion.


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