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Thread: Practical daily: Subaru Legacy BP H6, BMW E91 330i, ?

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    I’d usually question the wisdom of buying a used MB, but I could very well be wrong just as I questioned Lewis Hamilton’s switch to MB...

    Since you appear to really love it and it looks awesome and well taken care of... surly it’ll make you feel like lewis samohton for years to come!

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    I will both openly question your sanity, and say that I hope you have fun driving it

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    A 2.0 Legacy GT manual wagon could have led to Euro emissions compliant issues down the road.

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    Congrats samoht! Those are great looking estates. I hope it gives you a lot of fun, comfortable and realiable years. Is this your first German car? My E90 was my first, after more than a dozen Japanese cars, and while there has been a learning curve to some things it has overall been a really good experience and pretty solid. Coming up on 120k miles, but I am pretty sure I got a good car and it has good service history. Cost wise it helps that I do my own work with most things. Sorry I wasn't on the forum when you posted this thread, to give you more insights on the E9x experience, but it sounds like you found a car that fits your heart better anyway.

    I was going to suggest looking at a Mk7 GTI 5-door because those things seem like an ideal everything-car for the enthusiast, aside from the fact they're FWD.

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    Yeah, I am a big Hamilton fan (to me he's the best British driver since Jim Clark), so while marketing isn't the reason for my choice the F1 link is a nice bonus. While there's no technical connection with the racing cars, the C55 Estate was the F1 medical car up to Lewis' first year of 2007, which is about as much competition heritage as you can expect for an estate car, Volvos aside.

    I know this answer doesn't really fit the question I started out with of a "practical daily" in the thread title; I think sensible aspirations were overtaken by the more visceral appeal of a big V8. And if I'm not gonna sell the RX-7 anytime soon and only have space for two cars, I do want to take the chance to experience something else interesting. I've done the six-pot thing with the Z, so seems a good progression :-)

    Yeah, my first German car, it seems to come to all of us as we get older! I've found a recommended Merc specialist not too far from Cambridge, so fingers crossed they will be up to the job and that I won't need their help too often.

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    Brilliant! I've always had a thing for the AMG Merc wagons, so I am eager to get your impressions.

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    You're just channeling your inner American - practical and V8 go together like fish and chips. It's all about the space. I sold my daily 350Z for a similar reason. I wanted something with a bit more space and the ability to not broadcast everything we had with us on a trip.

    I just realized you and I have had a similar car journey recently. Both of us have a classic 90s Japanese turbo sports car we love, and we sold our daily Zs for German comforts and practicality. You just do it all with more speed.

    Also those AMG wheels are some of the coolest ever OEM wheels.

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    Cool car. It seems to have been owned by Cuda's long-lost doppelgänger.
    acket.

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    Indeed, these AMGs seem very American somehow. How to make a performance car? Take the biggest V8 we have, and squeeze it into our smallest saloon. I do think the practicality makes sense, the seller had it as a partner to his 996 C2 that he's spent a lot on also, seems a great complement to a real sports car, so great minds think alike I reckon. I may have a little more horsepower but I'm not kidding myself that it would outweigh my deficit in talent.

    Anyway, I collected the car this morning, big , new thread here http://gtxforums.net/showthread.php?...C55-AMG-Estate

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