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Old 01-28-2010, 12:51 PM
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^ and why the hell they don't do it is just beyond me...
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I want the olds version with the Diesel motor in it. My parents good friends used to have one and we (all 8 of us) would mojo into that thing every year for a 2 week trip to Disney every year. That thing was a blast. It would hold 2 roof top carriers on the roof. If i could find one in great shape today i would be tempted to buy one.
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^ and why the hell they don't do it is just beyond me...
They sold something like 100 S4 Avants with the 6MT in 2008.

Americans hate wagons, regardless of the badge. It's really too bad too.
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Originally Posted by charliemike View Post
They sold something like 100 S4 Avants with the 6MT in 2008.

Americans hate wagons, regardless of the badge. It's really too bad too.
It is too bad, my dad would have wanted the RS4 Avant for sure

I'd love to know how much it would cost to import one here.
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:22 PM
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It is too bad, my dad would have wanted the RS4 Avant for sure

I'd love to know how much it would cost to import one here.
From the internets:

I talked to a shipper/converter to get my A4 TDi S-Line imported to the states if I were to get relocated. The cost would be between $14,000 - $18,000 USD. Not only do you have to pay shipping, you have to pay customs fees, taxes (import, titles, tags, etc), conversion from Euro to US standard (lights, window glass, dash, emissions, etc), and fees to the importer UP FRONT for importing, ordering parts, labor, etc.

Because the car you're talking about hasn't been imported often enough (to have a set standard price), you will have to pay custom fees. Plus, all parts would have to be ordered direct from Audi Germany because the parts aren't available from Audi USA.
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Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon with wood paneling. Probably one of the finest cars ever made.


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Some perspective (literally):

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^^^^ WOW!! That's fcking expensive...I guess if you can afford an Audi RS, you can pay the transport fee.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:02 PM
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:47 PM
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hmm, this ought to be interesting. Cadillac ATS?

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I think they're just RS rims.
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I think they're just RS rims.
The blue one is a B6 Avant. Wasn't saying it was an RS. The one I posted before that definitely is a RS4 Avant.
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:50 PM
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hmm, this ought to be interesting. Cadillac ATS?

Looks interesting. I wonder about the sizing, where it fits in? But Caddy with 2 wagons? Hmmmm......
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^^ that is a nice looking wagon. Is that an Electra?
Basically, yes, Electra / Park Avenue although in the late 80s they treated the wagons like a separate line just called Estate Wagon. If it had fake tree it was more Electra-like and if it had no panelling it was more LeSabre-ish
My dad bought several new Chevy Caprice wagons in a row in the 80s and 90s, and I remember thinking the Buicks were just the shiznit - I guess anything just one step up always seems that way. Only one of his Caprices had the fake dead trees, a blue '89, and I think that was also called "Estate" basically meaning top of the line. It was a very nice car but when it was still near new another Caprice (sedan) crossed the centerline and hit him head on. Friggin DESTROYED the car, but he was more or less OK. Amazing really, because he wasn't wearing a seatbelt.
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hmm, this ought to be interesting. Cadillac ATS?

Isn't that just the recently discontinued BLS wagon?

EDIT - In fact, it is.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:49 AM
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hmm, this ought to be interesting. Cadillac ATS?

Looks like a Herse
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Do I ever...I absolutely <3 the Subaru Legacy GT wagon and Cadillac CTS wagon. And yeah, the Audi Avant's not bad too.
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I think Infiniti should come out with a G37 wagon.
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Came close to buying a 95 Caprice wagon just like this one, with an LS1 swap and SS susepnsion, full Flowmaster dual exhaust. Thing sounded mean. My wife said it was ugly. I said, but honey listen to it. She said, honey LOOK at it Ended up with a 2000 Passat wagon which I love anyway, but man that thing was a sleeper
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*spooge*

Why can't we get that, instead of a malformed potato?
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if i remember correctly, all the bls was, was a saab 9-3 in disguise
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Oh, add in a vote for the Mazda3 wagon.
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the G37 wagon is the EX35.
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Any Audi/BMW wagon has my vote, along with the Accord/TSX wagon.

But theres a special place in my heart for the 3rd gen Civics.



Along with 700whp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIhA7...layer_embedded

And my first car:



I miss it
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I think Infiniti should come out with a G37 wagon.
EX35 is all you get hahaha
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