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Old 07-05-2021, 07:38 AM   #11
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I know you say you don't want VAG but don't overlook the Skoda Superb - huge inside, huge boot and plenty of equipment in the Elegance specification.

I had 2 of them (Mk2 and Mk3) and both were great. Of course, you'd had to get past the DSG if that's an issue for you.
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I’d have a look at the Volvo - neighbour has a V70 (I think) and really likes it…

Certainly one to consider ..
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Superb would be a good choice except i hate DSG with a passion and find the seats uncomfortable.
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Superb would be a good choice except i hate DSG with a passion and find the seats uncomfortable.
At least you're honest!

Seats in my Volvo are the most comfortable ones I've ever had. Better than my 5 Series.

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I'd love a modern day Saab, if budget allowed - it probably would but i'm tight (and not northern, yet alone scottish ) a new model V90 would be perfect.

The problem with DSG for me and I guess affects all similar types of transmission is the low speed maneuverability, once on the move they are fine. That and we had a customer who's dry clutch unit decided to let the clutch pack push its way into the mechatroincs unit with a £3500 bill to fix.
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watching with interest as currently batting the wife off from buying a merc estate @ around £17k. as if the garden isn't costing us enough!

currently have the octavia vrs which is ace and wld have another newer one, which is a lot cheaper than the merc! luckily as she works from home there's not much point but now she's talking about face to face meetings again :-(

both the vrs and my r32 have the DSG box and if serviced on time have being both faultless and a great change. can hardly notice the shifts at any pace
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Really like my mazda 6 auto. It's not the fastest and they like others can give their problems but its lovely to drive. With your budget I'd imagine it would be pre second face-lift but still worth a look, even just a drive. Like most Japanese cars it probably wouldn't feel as substantial as the Germans but would last nevertheless.

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New Estate

Ah the garden, that’s what started me down the estate route. 2 cars and nearly 3 years later mine is getting closer
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Oh and I now have a side door in the garage


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