Welcome back to Week in Review, where we recap the last few weeks of vehicles we have featured:
All posts tagged estate
If there’s one type of car that has a rabid following amongst enthusiasts it is wagons with a manual gearbox. The number of new cars available in this form is few. Good used examples are fast disappearing, with the folks who own and love them hanging on to them like the coin of the realm. The 2007 BMW 328xi Touring we featured early this month sold in short order to another enthusiast who contacted us directly seeking more information. Hopefully, we’ll soon have a recap of that story. In the meantime, if you missed the 2007 E91 Touring, here’s one of the last E91 Tourings for sale in Massachusetts sent to us by our reader Adam, painted in a lesser seen shade of Vermilion Red.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2012 BMW 328 xDrive Touring 6-speed manual at Topsfield Motor Company
The M3 Carter featured on Tuesday got me thinking once again about colors. Or, perhaps, the lack of them when it comes to what most manufacturers tend to have on offer these days. I probably wouldn’t have specified a Phoenix Yellow E46 M3 from new, but it’s an arresting color in person and one I can appreciate. Outside of specialty programs such as Mercedes-Benz’s Deisgno or BMW Individual, there isn’t a lot of choice outside of the usual blacks, whites, silvers and blues these days, but occasionally I’ll come across something really interesting. Carter shot me a message the other day with this non-US market Audi A6 2.7 TDI S-line and while we have no hope of importing such a vehicle stateside for some time, it’s nice to take a peek at what other markets are being offered in terms of trim options.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2010 Audi A6 Avant 2.7 TDI S-line on eBay Deutschland
It seems there’s a never ending supply of good Mercedes-Benz W123s out there. I’ve met a good number of people who have owned or experienced these cars over time and all of them have walked away impressed. With modern manufacturing and bean counters, it’s doubtful we’ll ever see a car engineered to a point like this in the near future. The good thing is, however, that these cars’ durability have kept many on the road, clocking hundreds of thousands of miles each in the process. This 300TD for sale in Georgia has made a few long distance trips, having just broken 160,000 miles. Considering their reputation, the break in period for this final year W123 estate has just ended.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300TD on eBay
One of my favorite Volkswagens from the 1980s is one that you rarely see on the roads anymore. The Fox Wagon. This was an oddity in the US lineup for only a couple of years, a compact, two-door shooting brake of an estate car that was courtesy of Volkswagen of Brazil, where it was sold as the Gol. These were a bit of a reprisal of the idea of the “people’s car” for VW, a basic, no frills model offering German engineering at a discount. While the wagon was discontinued after the 1990 model year, the model range would get a refresh, carrying on with the two and four door sedan models through 1993. This 1988 Wagon for sale in Florida is a chance to sample an almost forgotten model in recent Volkswagen memory.