Can anyone recommend me a practical classic estate car?

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  • steelfan
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    So many choices. I really do have my work cut out but I must say I really do like the look of the Volvo Amazon estate.
    Thanks for all the pics.

    timber
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    I am wanting an Amazon like this:

    Hairychested
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    Peugeot 202 Estate

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Rare but nice

    cynic-al
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    Steelfan I had an Amazon, great car (mine too rusty), loadsa space, split tailgate, folding seats, 100bhp.

    I later looked at a 95 – looked good also, rear seats fold down and also 3rd row folds up.

    Mind you I couldn’t buy an English classic (bar Lotus etc).

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    BWD that looks like the old VW Polo. FUGGIN UGLY

    Unlike most estates which are things of beauty. Anyway Hora, you drive a **** Scooby which disqualifies you automatically from making any sort of aesthetic automotive observations. 😉

    grizzlygus
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    aesthetic automotive observations

    LOL ! Excellent. I’m not entirely convinced that it actually makes any sense, but I definitely like it !

    mcmoonter
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    I had an Amazon estate that I drove from Orkney – Newcastle – Bergen to the Baltic and back. Brilliant,rugged and rare. Had to buy dynamo brushes in Oslo. Bosch dealer had them on the shelf. Not bad for a ’63 car in 2000.

    However now I’d go for a Citroen XM turbodiesel estate. Huuuuge space, hydropneumatic suspension. Great performance and economy. Great web diy forum to help fix everything. Mine has done 160k. Just replaced with a C5. Not nearly as characterful.

    Stoner had it right from the start. An old Merc. Make sure it’s a W123 spec. Tidy.

    Mine’s a saloon, but I do so adore it. Beautiful things, and soooo well built!

    RudeBoy
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    We’se seen a Citroën DS toady, actually.

    slimtubing
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    I haven’t seen one of these for years but the 3300 cc one would be a real nice lazy wagon

    Premier Icon ransos
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    Captainflasheart speaks the truth. I’m on my third W123 (2 x 280 coupes, now a 230e saloon) and they’re superb cars. Modern enough to be reliable and comfortable, but old enough to have classic style. You’ll have to pay a fair bit to get a decent estate – most of them led hard lives and are knackered now, so genuinely good ones are rare. The 230 TE offers the best blend of performance & economy, but for a low annual mileage, the 280 is a lot of fun. The diesels are very slow but go on forever and run happily on veg oil.

    sootyandjim
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    They chug on forever and ever, you can fit half the world in the back of them (and the rest on top) and they’re great for sleeping in at MTB events (thats what I did with my old one.

    I quite miss my old 240.

    Premier Icon chipps
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    Surely a classic in the making there? Mine happily does 85 all day, spares are easy to get and there’s loads of room.

    If you want more classic, then the Volvo Amazon estate rules…

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    chipps – Member

    Surely a classic in the making there? Mine happily does 85 all day, spares are easy to get and there’s loads of room.

    If you want more classic, then the Volvo Amazon estate rules…

    85 what? mpg I take it, as its been proven that people boasting about breaking the speed limits on forums have led to prosecution 😉

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