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What year? Jon.
+1. Unless it's like a '95, I'm jealous.
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Audi S6 and it takes care of most of my space needs and is awd. I liked the ride of the Disco as I am a believer in that if you get a truck, it should drive and feel like a truck.


I'm now considering a midsize sedan (pref. with AWD, but 2WD is not a deal-breaker) and had thought about the A6/S6 - what do you think of yours in terms of reliability?
post #48 of 64
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What year?

Jon.

'04, off lease purchase.
post #49 of 64
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I'm now considering a midsize sedan (pref. with AWD, but 2WD is not a deal-breaker) and had thought about the A6/S6 - what do you think of yours in terms of reliability?

I've had it since spring of last year and no issues so far, other than 3 speeding stops which resulted in 2 tickets. The back seats fold down so you can fit a lot in the trunk. AWD wise, the once or twice that it has snowed I'v had no issues driving the car at regular speeds. The only thing is that it has very low profile tires and NY has a lot of potholes, so everytime I go over one, I shit a brick. My dealer offered wheel insurance for about $500-600 and I should have taken it.
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I am also considering Jeep - either the classic, boxy, rugged-looking Cherokee Sport, or the more refined Grand Cherokee. Thoughts?

Before I got deep into this thread I was going to recommend a Jeep. I consider the Grand Cherokee the poor man's Disco, or perhaps the smart man's Disco.

Between myself and my parents we've had each major style of Grand Cherokee (and each have a different favorite). My favorites are the late first generation (1996-1998). The newer ones are physically bigger, or feel that way. I also like Cherokees because they are physically a bit smaller and I don't mind the classic styling. You give up a lot of wind noise at highway speeds though. Both have similar powertrains, solid axles, etc.

My mother's new one doesn't have a low range in the transfer case, but there are other t-cases available with low range. That might not even matter to you, but I like it because I live in the mountains. In snow, with 4Low and first gear, I can creep down some pretty steep hills and never touch my brakes. You feel like you could get out and walk faster.

I really think you have all the domestic SUVs, and then Jeep. There is no competition to me between an Explorer, Envoy, Blazer, Trailblazer, Durango, crossovers, etc etc etc and a Cherokee or Grand Cherokee.

I can't think of any unplanned maintance issues. Luckily, Jeep dealerships are easy enough to find, unlike Land Rover mechanics. The reliability issues with Discos are a shame, because otherwise they are great vehicles.
post #51 of 64
Why not look for an off lease Lexus LX or its Toyota version, the Land Cruiser, if cost is a factor? Great room, great off road and foul weather ability, rock solid reliability. Just a thought.
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You have to be a family man, because there is no way the average guy gets excited about test driving mini-vans.


The irony lies in the fact that since I'm now a family man, I am interested in knowing how the test drive goes. It's a sad day when I go from checking out sportscars, GT's and ,muscle cars...to mini-vans, crossovers and estate wagons.

I'll be sure to get back at you either in this thread or via PM about how it goes, Nupe. Some really strong key points on the Grand Caravan are the lifetime warranty and the sales achievements they've hit with it - so its at least noteworthy auto news, even if we all prefer muscle cars deep down inside.
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I'll be sure to get back at you either in this thread or via PM about how it goes, Nupe. Some really strong key points on the Grand Caravan are the lifetime warranty and the sales achievements they've hit with it - so its at least noteworthy auto news, even if we all prefer muscle cars deep down inside.
Thanks,

I saw it in the comercial, and felt somewhat impressed by some of its features. Keep me posted.
post #54 of 64
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I've had it since spring of last year and no issues so far, other than 3 speeding stops which resulted in 2 tickets. The back seats fold down so you can fit a lot in the trunk. AWD wise, the once or twice that it has snowed I'v had no issues driving the car at regular speeds. The only thing is that it has very low profile tires and NY has a lot of potholes, so everytime I go over one, I shit a brick. My dealer offered wheel insurance for about $500-600 and I should have taken it.

I'm never getting a car without wheel insurance ever again. It seems like a very unnecessary thing, but shit will and does happen.

Jon.
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'04, off lease purchase.

The new RS6 Avant is going to be sick, very, very sick.

Jon.
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I'm never getting a car without wheel insurance ever again. It seems like a very unnecessary thing, but shit will and does happen.

Jon.

Do not forget windshield insurance through your carrier too. My wife's XC90 got a stone crack last year and I bet we recouped 10 years worth of premiums for its replacement.
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Do not forget windshield insurance through your carrier too. My wife's XC90 got a stone crack last year and I bet we recouped 10 years worth of premiums for its replacement.

Indeed. I luckily have windshield replacement covered via my auto insurance (I have a very comprehensive package).

Jon.
post #58 of 64
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The new RS6 Avant is going to be sick, very, very sick.

Jon.

I'll get that when it comes off lease
post #59 of 64
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I'll get that when it comes off lease



5.2 Twin Turbo V10 with 580 bhp and 482 lb-ft of torque.



Jon.
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^ Nice engine. 0-60? More importantly, MSRP?
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