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Old 12 February 2010, 10:40 AM
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As above, its for my boss.

He currently has a Lexus but its crap in the snow and bits keep falling off it .

It doesn't want an Audi but wants a 4wd Prestige car, what would you guys recommend?
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Old 12 February 2010, 10:53 AM
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Old 12 February 2010, 11:57 AM
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Panamera 4S (or Turbo).
But only if he's over 55.
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Old 12 February 2010, 11:59 AM
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Hes just turned 60

More of an update, must be a saloon and do more than 20 mpg .

Basically wants one like the Lexus but wants 4wd but doesn't want a 4x4.

Are any BMW like this?
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Old 12 February 2010, 12:12 PM
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Bentley Continental
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Old 12 February 2010, 12:15 PM
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Old 12 February 2010, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ScoobLou View Post
Hes just turned 60

More of an update, must be a saloon and do more than 20 mpg .

Basically wants one like the Lexus but wants 4wd but doesn't want a 4x4.

Are any BMW like this?
No BM's like that.
More than 20mpg?

Panamera 4S - can get 20+ if you drive reaaaaaalllllyyyyyy sssslllllooooowwwwlllly.....

HTH.
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Old 12 February 2010, 12:52 PM
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Quite a tricky spec really.

Volvo XC70 - slightly off roady but pretty comfy.

Audi are the only ones that do comfy performance/prestige road biased 4x4s "properly" though unless you spend Bentley/Porker money.
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Tell him not to get a Merc R500. Its like, well I cant describe it. Its a 4x4, people wagonny type thing, well kitted out but ugly as sin (coming from a Bugeye owner), depreciates like a Yugo, and fuel economy is terrible.

I nkow you didnt ask what not to recommend, but I cant not recommend it highly enough(if you get what I mean)
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Old 12 February 2010, 12:53 PM
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The only prestige saloons I can think of with 4WD is the Audi's with quattro.
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Old 12 February 2010, 01:04 PM
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Old 12 February 2010, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by zip106 View Post
Panamera 4S (or Turbo).
But only if he's over 55.
I was in Leeds Porsche recently and there were a lot of Panameras waiting to be sold. They had one 911 Turbo that sold when I was there and no GT2/3s at all.
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Old 12 February 2010, 01:20 PM
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The Panamera should have broken away from the "oversized 911" mould that the Cayenne used. It should have been a 928 replacement - instead it look like a fat 911 with an awkward **** end. And although very quick, reports seem to suggest it misses Porsches usual trump card - a dynamic chassis with loads of steering feedback.

That's a bit like having a Land Rover that's cack off road.
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Old 12 February 2010, 01:37 PM
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vw tuarag (sp) w16 diesel

rempaped will do 1000ftlb lol
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Originally Posted by Tidgy View Post
vw tuarag (sp) w16 diesel

rempaped will do 1000ftlb lol
No such thing. There's a V10 TDI and Audi do a V12 TDI but no W16.
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Old 12 February 2010, 01:54 PM
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mmm, prod got my **** wrapped round me bollox then, it sthe big diesel one what ever it is lol

so be the v10
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Old 12 February 2010, 01:57 PM
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volvo do awd saloons/estates- as well as the crossovers.

subaru legacy- but has to be an estate now.

do vw still do 4-motion passats ?

do jaguar still do an x type awd ?
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Old 12 February 2010, 02:03 PM
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Actually yes - Passat R36 is 4WD but maybe not very "prestige"

Think the AWD Jags have been dropped now?
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Old 12 February 2010, 03:17 PM
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dunno about that, it'll have a fair price tag.

no idea what lexus he has now- I mean the IS220's are dirt cheap 2nd hand.

stupid money new though.
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Old 12 February 2010, 04:03 PM
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Volvo S80 V8 AWD [Combined mpg Automatic 23.7] 48,307.00 buys you a fully loaded example that would put large exec car's to shame. Unpretentious it defiantly is, prestigious though? If he is a Lexi driver and anti-Audi, perhaps it will be right up his street?

http://www.autofans.us/images/2009%2...%20S80%201.jpg
http://www.themotorreport.com.au/wp-...s80_awd_03.jpg
http://www.thetorquereport.com/2010_volvo_s80_11.jpg

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Old 12 February 2010, 04:57 PM
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Not prestige but an Insignia VXR is a 4wd saloon or hatchback.
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Old 12 February 2010, 04:58 PM
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VW Phaeton fits the bill perfectly.
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Old 12 February 2010, 05:25 PM
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Some of the Alfa 159 3.2 v6 have 4wd. (If he's used to bits falling off.....he'll love it !)

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I have had a little shot in a Panamera, its truly awesome. I know its predicable for me to recommend a Porsche but they are just such smile inducing cars to own, Everyone else on the road hates but you are in a blissful world of your own.
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Old 12 February 2010, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by SimonD View Post
VW Phaeton fits the bill perfectly.
I was going to say the same thing, second hand ones are an absolute steal, and very exclusive too. It's the obvious choice if he doesn't go Audi
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Infiniti G

Like a Lexus and comes with 4wd option. Though for the life of me I can't understand why he wouldn't consider an Audi A8
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Old 12 February 2010, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimpreza View Post
Not prestige but an Insignia VXR is a 4wd saloon or hatchback.
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Old 13 February 2010, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by SimonD View Post
VW Phaeton fits the bill perfectly.
Is it 4wd?
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Old 13 February 2010, 07:16 AM
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Yes.
Beautifully made and really classy in a way that the usual "Premium" brands will never be.
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just get the Audi RS6 ...job done , but you wont get 20mpg though , flip side is 500+ bhp in a comfortable saloon with awd
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