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#1 Ladaspeed

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:40 PM

These boys seem to make a lot of sense, but I am slightly worried about the reliability - anyone have an opinion? preferably based on actual experience...

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:54 PM

Apparently audi allroads have airbag suspention which is prone to failure. don't know anything about volvo's

If i was looking for a Slighty raised wagon 4wd thing, id be looking at a v8 holden adventura or subaru outback.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:04 PM

It is the 7 seater thing, my Merc has it and it is sweet. Seems only the Euro wagons have it done proper.

I have seen Adventuras with extra seating, but you have to take the whole thing out. In the Euros that shit just tucks flat.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:07 PM

Ford Territory?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:11 PM

Ford Territory?

:thumbleft: ,all the comforts of a crossover vehicle with the reliability of a falcon

although no coon parts fit territorys

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:13 PM

If i had the money id be all over a territory turbo.

Falcon Reliability is fine.

#7 Ladaspeed

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:57 PM

I am deeply morally opposed to pretend 4wd's such as the Territory. Soccer mum SUV's are the work of the devil.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:14 PM

Only had an ordinary petrol territory. Was OK, but no way is it a proper 4wd... although my yardsitck is my old Integrale (: Nothing special. As i don't need that many seats - just a big boot, now have a 2006 A6. Apart from the arseholes at Archibalds, it's infinitely better in every way ( now I've found my neighbours brother services Audis, things could get better! ) . Volvo = Ford, so should be cheaper to run?? Just don't expect anything properly 4WD about it.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:28 PM

It would be mostly for my wife. I am not expecting her to go pig hunting in it or anything...

The allroads must basically be an A6 wagon except with airbags I guess..

It is amazing how useful those extra seats are in the merc.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:33 PM

much of a muchness between the two I guess, probably about the same reliability wise. At least the Audi has the motor pointing in the right direction so may be a bit easier to work on as opposed to the XC70's transverse 6cyl. It would really come down to which one you like the styling and ride of the most. I like the XC70 but I haven't driven an Allroad before so can't comment on the Audi.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:12 PM

Why does it need to be 4wd Ladaspeed?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:16 PM

Mercedes ML63 AMG. Fucking amazing truck. All of the ML's are pretty good though. the "blue efficiency" diesels are hilariously good on fuel. Or if you want something a little larger there's the GL but they dont make a AMG version of that :(

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:18 PM

somehow I don't think they are quite in the same price range..

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:18 PM

Minor details

http://oldschool.co....xx-gtwith-dish/  MA61 Celica XX - Shed dweller.

 

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#15 Ladaspeed

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:18 PM

Why does it need to be 4wd Ladaspeed?

I don't know, it just does.

ML's come under the soccer mum rule so therefore no. I drove one once, didnt like it anyway.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:57 PM

Make sure the audi hasnt got blocked heater plenum drains, cronic for that and fills up the ecu boxes which are under the carpet with water and they shit their pants, also air bag suspension problems, make sure cambelts are done, big job whole front off. volvos are a bit better reliabity wise but still have abs computer/ general electric problems and are bad for oil leaks. nice cars when they are working though haha
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:55 PM

Apparently audi allroads have airbag suspention which is prone to failure. don't know anything about volvo's

If i was looking for a Slighty raised wagon 4wd thing, id be looking at a v8 holden adventura or subaru outback.


uncle had a 2.5tdi allroad for as long as i've known them to be out,
it likes its services as any diesel does,
the steering is fairly numb but years of old school aid less steering probably makes me biased,
they have a shit tin of power and are fairly rapid for a four pot diesel.

personally we have a hsv avalanche is physically bigger definitely less refined and loves to chew the gas, would swap an audi same year and k's in a beat
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:54 PM

I daily a territory diesel. Drives awesome and averages about 9.5 to 100 kms. The 6 speed trans is sweet but the pommy diesel sure can smoke for a new engine. Apparently they are in the process of sorting this now.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:06 PM

fuck territroys are gay as shit. better off buying a real deal 4x4 7 seater if you're going to buy one of those.
xc70s are win i reckon. get a block one, add mudgrips and big mudflaps and a roofrack with lights and be king.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:37 PM

This^

Have also been looking at VX landcruisers, but seems a bit overkill maybe. At least they are real 4x4's not pretend.




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