Wagons Ho! Super 5-door Roundup

Perusing the classifieds for interesting wagons this week, I came across quite a few and thought it would be a good chance to look at some sporty 5-doors. To level the playing field slightly, all are automatics. While that may cause some of you to groan, they make up for a lack of manual with distinctive styling, plenty of power and rarity that will set you apart from the crowd. Which is the one you’d choose?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 Audi S6 on Portland Craigslist


Year: 2002
Model: S6 Avant
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 120,531 mi
Price: $15,000

Very clean 2002 Audi S6 avant / wagon asking $15000 OBO, serious buyers can call or text me, 6one98six5six69zero, oil change was just performed, tires have a little over half tread left, major service performed about a year ago, timing belt performed around 110000 miles. recently replaced prop shaft seal and both front outer CV boots.
Amulet red, here is included a list of all options and features of the vehicle, 310ft lbs of torque and 340 horsepower.
Interior Features:
Seats: Heated passenger seat; 12 -way power passenger seat; 12 -way power driver seat;
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support; Heated driver seat; Driver seat with manual adjustable lumbar support; Height adjustable driver seat; Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather; Sport front seats; Heated Rear Seats; Split-folding rear seatback; Folding with storage and pass-thru center armrest; Rear ventilation ducts;
Power Features:
Remote keyless power door locks; Power mirrors; Heated mirrors; 4 one-touch power windows;
Instrumentation:
Clock; Tachometer; Trip computer; External temperature display;
Convenience
Cruise control; Cargo net; Front and rear cupholders; Remote trunk release; Speed-proportional power steering; Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.) 12V cargo area power outlet(s); Tilt and telescopic steering wheel; Transmission controls on steering wheel
Comfort
Interior air filtration; Dual zone climate controls – driver and passenger; Trunk light; Wood trim on center console; Wood trim on dash; Leather and wood trim on doors; Front and rear reading lights; Leather trim on shift knob; Leather steering wheel; Rear floor mats; Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror; Dual illuminating vanity mirrors;
Memorized settings;
Memorized settings for 3 drivers; Memorized settings 1; Memorized settings includes steering wheel
In Car Entertainment; Diversity antenna;
Bose premium brand speakers; 8 total speakers; 200 watts stereo output; AM/FM stereo; Speed sensitive volume control; Radio data system;
Exterior Features
Roof and Glass
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear defogger; Manual rear sunshade; Rear window wiper; Roof rack
Power glass sunroof, which has a built in solar panel to power ventilation on hot days
Tires and Wheels
Alloy wheels; 17 x 8.0 in. wheels
Performance tires
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downs
Safety Features;
4-wheel ABS; Front and rear head airbags; Dual front side-mounted airbags
Child seat anchors; Remote anti-theft alarm system
Emergency braking assist; Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks; Engine immobilizer
Front fog/driving lights; High pressure washers headlamps
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
2 front headrests; 3 rear headrests
Rear center 3-point belt; Front and rear seatbelt pretensioners
Stability control; Traction control
Electronic brakeforce distribution; Rear height adjustable headrests

Amulet Red is quite rare on the S6; to date, I believe I’ve only come across 3 or 4 in all my years of loving Audi Avants. The C5 is also a great looking wagon with plenty of scoot from the V8. As I’ve previously said, the lack of air suspension and turbochargers makes for less repairs and the belt-driven V8 doesn’t have the same guide problems that the BBK we’ll see next is now famous for. The downside? You get a transmission that’s nearly made of glass, and finding a good one can be quite hard. But here’s a lovely example with below average mileage and in well above average condition with maintenance. The price is strong for the C5 market as you can find one for half this ask, but not in this condition or color.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Audi S4 Avant on Seattle Craigslist


Year: 2004
Model: S4 Avant
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Mileage: 93,800 mi
Price: $12,500

I am in the market for my first brand new vehicle purchase! Which means my beloved imola wagon must go. The vehicle is located in Ellensburg, WA (2 hrs. east of Seattle). I am willing to bring the vehicle to Seattle and surrounding areas for serious inquiries only.

2004 Audi S4 Avant
94K miles
Clean title on hand — No accidents
6 speed Tiptronic w/ Paddle Shifters
4.2L V8
Imola Yellow
Black Leather, Silver Alcantra
Manual Rear Side Sunshades
Heated Front Seats
Rear Side Airbags
Navigation System (displays through the center LCD screen in the gauge cluster)
Cargo Cover
OEM S4 Rubber Floor Mats and Cargo Mat (stock carpet mats included)
DICE IPod Adapter
Ski bag
Sunroof
Homelink
Auto-dimming and Electrically Folding Exterior Mirrors
Auto Dimming Interior Mirror with Compass
Xenon Self-Leveling Head Lights
Memory for Driver Side Seat Adjustment and Mirror Positions
Bose Premium Sound System
XM Satellite Radio

All stock besides:
Milltek Cat-back Stainless Steel Exhaust System with Polished Modular Tips that complement the stock rear diffuser perfectly
JHM Intake Manifold Spacer
Apikol Snub Mount
Neuspeed Rear Sway Bar
K&N air filter

Always garaged. Not a daily driver. Can provide maintenance history and service records. Carfax available. Oil changes every 3500 miles using Liqui-moly. Most recent maintenance include: new coolant reservoir tank, fuel filter, carbon activated cabin (pollen) air filter, transmission and differential service (filter, gasket, fluids), upper control arms, valley pan gasket, oil pressure sensor, window regulator, brand new Falken all-season tires, alignment performed, power steering hose, accessory belt (serpentine) along with new tensioner and idler pulley. Only OEM parts used. No CELs. Does not burn any oil between changes. Everything works as it should.

Items to note:
On visual inspection, the rear brake pads will need replacing sooner than later. They do not squeak or squeal currently and braking performance has not been compromised. Front brakes are > 90%. The front bumper and hood have rock chips and can use a re-spray if a show quality car is what you seek. The drivers seat alcantra has seen better days but all other seats are excellent.

Asking $12,500 OBO
I believe my asking price is fair considering the condition, mileage and rarity of the vehicle. I would very much prefer selling to a fellow enthusiast and pass on the savings rather than trading in the car. Don’t miss your chance on a unique Audi at a great price, I am motivated! Car drives amazing and handles like its on rails. The power and noise the 4.2 produces is simply addicting.

Feel free to call, text or email with any further questions (9zero7) 3five1 — 3one97

Imola Yellow isn’t quite a popular on the B5 and B6 as the more notorious Nogaro Blue Pearl, but still is a fetching shade and sets this example apart. If anything, it’s more rare than the blue. Condition is certainly very good if not above average and miles are below average. Some downsides are that the 2004 model S4s were more glitchy than the later models and the BBK is considered a timebomb by some. But, the price is right about where it should be and this is a nice looker with plenty of sport and a package that suits enthusiasts well – as long as they don’t need to carry too much.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2010 BMW 328i Sport Wagon M-Sport on Seattle Craigslist


Year: 2010
Model: 328i Sport Wagon M-Sport
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Mileage: 40,000 mi
Price: $33,750

If you have been looking the coolest BMW wagon built, look no further! This is a VERY rare car, featuring the M-sport package and also painted in the only exclusive M-sport color, LeMans Blue. This color is normally reserved exclusively for M Models, in fact this is the only one I could find for sale anywhere in the country!

This car was special ordered new, Im the second owner (bought in Dec 2012 – i’m a BMW CCA member since 2010) and has never seen inclement weather coming out of climate ideal Northern California. Here is how the car is equipped:

Le-Mans Blue Metallic- An exclusive M Color- $550

M-Sport Package- Sport Seats, Staggered 17″ wheels, Performance tires, Sport Suspension, M-specific Aerodynamic Pkg, Shadowline trim, Anthracite headliner, 155 mph speed limiter- $3,750

Premium Package- Power front seats w/memort, Universal garage door opener, Panoramic moonroof, auto dimming mirrors, lumbar support, digitial compass mirror, BMW Assist- $2,650

Value Package- Dakota Leather and IPOD USB Adapter

6-speed Steptronic Automatic- $1,375

Heated Seats- $500

Comfort Access- $500

Logic 7 Sound System- $875

Navigation $2100

Xenon Lights- $900

Total Original MSRP $49,025!

Non-Smoker, always garaged, tabs are good till Nov 2016. I’ve only done a few tasteful mods to the car otherwise keeping it 99% original. Always used the highest quality OE parts.

Converted the dim halogen Angel Eyes to bright HID using a Weisslicht kit bought at Turner Motorsports
Replaced the chrome kidney grill with a BMW Performance Gloss Black Grill Set. This is an OE part.
Front License plate conversion kit using the factory tow hook eliminating any holes to be drilled
H&R wheel spacers to give it a more aggressive look (10mm F & 15mm R)
Debadged the “328i” emblem from the trunklid to give it a cleaner look
Brand New BMW Original part Battery, replaced on 4/2015
Tires are Michelin Pilot Sport AS Plus (60-70% tread left)

The car is like new inside and out, has a perfect history. Try and find another like it, so if this is your dream BMW you better act quick! Price is negotiable, no tire kickers please.

Thanks for viewing my ad.

BMW, M3, touring, wagon, M4, M5, 335i, 235i, 330i

Considered “Unicorns” by many BMW faithful, loaded M-Sport wagons get them all drooling, though usually it’s the manual sort that bring the big crowds. As with the others on this page, they’re exceedingly rare – and, were exceedingly expensive when new. Unlike the Audis, these BMWs still demand strong money despite lower performance and rear-drive only status. Here, I’m left questioning the sanity of asking nearly $34,000 for a 6 year old, 230 horsepower rear-drive automatic wagon. For arguments sake, you could buy a brand new base model 328i Sport Wagon for only a bit more and get aggressive financing through BMW, never mind the warranty. The whole point of buying these used cars is that you can find a nice one that has depreciated to the point of being much more affordable such that you can buy a performance car that originally was out (often, well out) of your budget. This isn’t it. It’s a cool 5-door in a lovely color and great condition with low miles, but it’s also at a massive performance disadvantage to the rest of the players here. Of all of them, it’s by far the biggest poseur in an expensive suit.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Wagon on eBay


Year: 2005
Model: E55 AMG Wagon
Engine: 5.5 liter supercharged V8
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Mileage: 115,696 mi
Price: $32,999 Buy It Now

2005 MERCEDES BENZ E55 AMG WAGON — 1 OF 149 BUILT
EXTERIOR: BLACK, INTERIOR: BLACK LEATHER W/ BLACK BIRDSEYE MAPLE WOOD
CLEAN CARFAX, NO PAINT WORK, NON-SMOKER
FLAWLESS, MINT CONDITION
EXTREMELY FAST == 640HP/685 FT TQ. AT THE FLYWHEEL, 532HP/581 FT TQ. AT THE WHEELS

FACTORY OPTIONS:
KEYLESS GO
VENTILATED/HEATED/DYNAMIC SEATS
XENON HEADLAMPS
NAVIGATION/SATELLITE RADIO/IPOD CONNECTION/CD
19″ AMG WHEELS
RECENT REPLACEMENT OF MOTOR & TRANS MOUNTS, VALVE COVER GASKET, BALL JOINTS, SYNTHETIC OIL CHANGE, SPARK PLUGS, WIRES, BELT & WIPERS
2 KEYS, OWNER’S MANUAL

RENNTECH OPTIONS:
ALL WORK COMPLETED AT MB AUTOMOTIVE, AN AUTHORIZED RENNTECH DEALER IN SOUTH FLORIDA
RENNTECH AIRBOX
RENNTECH 82MM THROTTLE BODY AND HOUSING
RENNTECH INTERCOOLER PUMP
RENNTECH CUSTOM ECU SOFTWARE
RENNTECH 180MM EXTRA LARGE PULLEY
MBH LONGTUBE HEADERS W/ 200 CELL CATS (3″ STAINLESS EXHAUST)
CUSTOM SHEET METAL INTERCOOLER
440 CC INJECTORS
ASP IDLER PULLEYS & BELT WRAP KIT
CARBON FIBER INTAKE TUBES & COVER
405 MM FRONT FACTORY SL65AMG ROTORS, PADS, & CALIPERS
REAR CALIPERS & PADS UPGRADED TO SL65AMG
STAINLESS BRAKE LINES
FRONT E63 CONVERSION KIT (E63 FRONT BUMPER, GRILLE, FOG LAMPS)
RENNTECH BUILT TRANSMISSION
OVER $25,000 IN MODS
WILL PASS EMISSIONS

ANY QUESTIONS, CALL ROB AT 561-350-3657

Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE unless the vehicle has been misrepresented or if the vehicle fails a professional on-site inspection. Deposits on vehicles not purchased are applied towards the significant costs of paperwork and title production, vehicle relisting fees, and lost dealership productivity.

$82,600 ORIGINAL MSRP
+$925 PHONE SYSTEM
+$1200 LIGHTING PKG: XENON LIGHTS, HEADLAMP WASHING
+$3390 PREMIUM PKG: 6DISC CD, DVD COMAND NAVIGATION, DYNAMIC FRT SEATS, HEATED/VENTILATED FRT SEATS
+$1060 KEYLESS-GO
+1700 ORIGINAL DESTINATION CHARGE/GAS GUZZLER

=$90,875 ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER

When you consider plunking down over $30,000 for an automatic rear-drive sport wagon, if you don’t consider at least looking at the E55 AMG you’re nuts. Is it dynamically as good as the BMW? Probably not. But in additional to being larger and more luxurious, it’s seriously fast. A claimed 640 horsepower is conjured from the supercharged V8 warmed over by Renntech, which is the best part of 3 times as much power as the 328i produces. In terms of rarity, it has to be on par if not more exclusive than the E91 M-Sport. Yes, there are more miles and it’s older, but at the same price, I’d have the Mercedes…if only it weren’t black.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon on eBay


Year: 2012
Model: E63 AMG Wagon
Engine: 5.5 liter twin-turbocharged V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 21,264 mi
Price: $67,900 Buy It Now

Vehicle Description
!!MANY OF OUR AUCTIONS END EARLY WITH A PHONE CALL!!

!!WE ARE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND DISCUSS OFFERS AT
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2012 MERCEDES-BENZ E63 AMG WAGON STEEL GREY METALLIC OVER BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR!!

!!1 OWNER / 100% CLEAN CARFAX!!

!!ORIGINAL MSRP $107,355!!

!!RARE P30 AMG PERFORMANCE PACKAGE!!

!!550 HORSEPOWER / 590 LB-FT TORQUE!!

!!NAVIGATION…REAR VIEW CAMERA…P30 AMG PERFORMANCE PACKAGE…CARBON FIBER INTERIOR TRIM…NIGHT VIEW ASSIST PLUS…19 INCH AMG 10-SPOKE WHEELS…DRIVER ASSISTANCE PACKAGE…DISTRONIC LASER CRUISE CONTROL…HEATED/VENTILATED FRONT SEATS…AMG ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS…RED BRAKE CALIPERS…ALCANTARA HEADLINER IN BLACK!!

!!THE BALANCE OF THE FACTORY 4 YEAR/50,000 MILE BUMPER TO BUMPER WARRANTY APPLIES!!

!!ALL 4 PIRELLI TIRES OFFER DEEP TREAD MEASURING 8/32NDS!!

CALL (610) 738-6902

We have supplied many detailed photos to give you an accurate sense of the EXTREMELY NICE condition of this LIMITED PRODUCTION HIGH PERFORMANCE WAGON.

We photograph our cars outdoors in natural light. Hence, there maybe shadows cast on the vehicle due to the conditions in which the photos were taken. If you are unclear of anything please contact us!

Inside we found a CLEAN and SPACIOUS cabin FILLED with FEATURES.

The AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION shifts flawlessly and the 5.5L TWIN TURBOCHARGED 8 cylinder engine offers TREMENDOUS power when called upon.

This MERCEDES has been by an independent certified mechanic in accordance with PA state inspection regulations and it passed with out issue!

The E63 is a bit of a strange duck, since it was initially launched with the awesome 6.2 liter V8 also seen in the SLS Gullwing. Why “63” sounded better than “62” I’m not sure, but to confuse the matter even more Mercedes-Benz replaced that motor in 2011 with a similar performing 5.5 liter V8. The supercharged one from the E55, you’d think? No, a new M157 twin-turbocharged version. Outfitted with the optional performance package, the revised motor was equally a screamer, with much more horsepower than you could possibly use in your daily commute. This particular one is thankfully not black and looks really very nice, with quite low mileage and in perfect condition. Yes, it’s 4 years old, but it can still rip your face off and do so for little more than a fully loaded 328i or Allroad.

Of all of these wagons, I have to say that I think the cheapest might be the most appealing to me. I like the idea of the AMG wagons, but the visual execution somehow is always lacking. The BMW is just insanely priced. So, no surprise to many, I’d pick one of the Audis. And while the S6 would probably be the smarter choice of the two, I think the lower mileage and sportier look of the Imola Yellow S4 wins my vote this round. Which do you like?

-Carter

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6 Comments

  1. I wish Audi would bring the RS6 here.

  2. The companies and their obsession with black interiors! No wonder the hausfraus who drive these cars are all on prozac.

    I like the S6 — but only because it “has a clock.”

  3. As a die hard long roofer I thank you once again for another fun selection!

    I think I would go C5 S6 despite the “glass” transmission. If it were to crack I would look hard at the 6 speed swap. The B6 might win with three pedals, but I am more comfortable with the belt driven 4.2 with the slushbox. And although I am not generally a red car guy, big red Quattro wagons are pretty sweet.

  4. My guess as to why Mercedes labeled them 6.3 instead of the more accurate 6.2 is probably due to branding carryover from the esteemed M100 sedans and limos from the late 60s early 70s

  5. Apples to apples, I’d take the C5. Of course, the AMGs are great, but still out of my budget range. I bought the pearl white S6 you featured back in July or August of ’15. Helluva car for the money. The red one is priced high, but still great bang for the buck.

  6. Looking for the previous owner of the 2010 BMW 328i M-Sport featured above listed on CL Seattle. I am the new owner of the car and have a few questions – purchased from ParkPlace, Ltd. Wondering if the previous owner would be willing to connect…

    Thanks

    Sean

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