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    audi a4 avant wagon ???????

    anyone drive one. we are wanting a wagon fior hauling all our sports shit around. i like the look of the audi. 09 and up. they keep great reviews and they look roomy. curious how hard to mount hand ciontrols. my dad does mine save me lots of money.
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    A word of warning, they are far less roomy than they look.

    My BIL was looking at them as a replacement for his A6 All Road due to it's high running costs and decided that the A4 lacked the ability to carry two adults, one eight year old, a Golden Retriever and all the crap that goes with them.

    If memory serves you get about 17 cubic feet with the back seat up and only 50 with them folded down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timaru View Post
    A word of warning, they are far less roomy than they look.

    My BIL was looking at them as a replacement for his A6 All Road due to it's high running costs and decided that the A4 lacked the ability to carry two adults, one eight year old, a Golden Retriever and all the crap that goes with them.

    If memory serves you get about 17 cubic feet with the back seat up and only 50 with them folded down.
    i hear you but to me, coming from a 4 door altima, thats a ton of space
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuentejps View Post
    i hear you but to me, coming from a 4 door altima, thats a ton of space
    Very true!

    Other than the carrying capacity BIL thought it an excellent and very refined car, he was test driving a 2 liter diesel quattro.

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    Get a CTS Wagon, you can get one used under 30K. Plenty of space, 28 mpg and reliable, those german cars have too many funky problems, the GM's are a lot easier to work on, parts are a lot less and maintenance is a lot more basic.
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    i didnt realize caddy had a wagon i thought just a crossover. very cool avatar curt u look totally ab there........definately going used, i'll never buy new again.
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    I think your smart in doing that, especially a car like th Audi or Caddy, when you consider you could find a 2010 for around 25 grand on what was a 50 grand car new, that's a heck of a savings. Just check it out carefully to make sure it was not been in a bad wreck or anything. You can't always go by carfax, sometimes wrecks don't get recorded, somebody is friends with the guy who owns the body shop or whatever. And a new car is not always totally safe either, you never even know what happened with that car, trust me I know. The CTS wagon is a very cool car and you don't see many either so you'd be fairly unique driving it. Plus hand control install on that car is a breeze, transfer is level and it is very comfortable. A lot of people according to the Caddy forums say it's the best car they have ever owned. Try to get the 3.6 motor if you can, it has more grunt than the 3.0 motor and gets about the same gas mileage. The handcycle can fit in the back if it is tilted sideways when you put it in. Straight up and down the crank will not clear and hit the roof as it not all that tall and fairly low profile. You should do a autotrader.com search for one and even if you have to fly in to get one from a distance if it's what you want and good deal it might be worth your while, these cars are a little tougher to find as they are so rare, but they are out there. I'm getting a CTS-V wagon which is a 556 hp hotrod but a real gas hog.
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    I have a 2007 Volvo V70R I looked at the Audi but it was not big enough, I use it to haul my handcycle, racing chair, day chair, luggage and one more person at a time with no issues.

    Of note the current Volvo v70xc has more room

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    Quote Originally Posted by swimcrankpush View Post
    I have a 2007 Volvo V70R I looked at the Audi but it was not big enough, I use it to haul my handcycle, racing chair, day chair, luggage and one more person at a time with no issues.

    Of note the current Volvo v70xc has more room
    they seem to be lessd pricey too. is it level transfer brian?
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    Just checked its basically level, I ride 25" wheels and I would say I am within an inch or two +/- getting into the car

    The v70xc is a few inches higher but not much my dad has one and that will be my next car unless I can get funding for a lamborghini

    And yup less then an Audi

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