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Avant v's Saloon??

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by L7AUDI, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. L7AUDI
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    [Mar 21, 2012]
    Here's the crux I have the avant and I can't make up my mind whether to sell or not, now I fancy a 1.8t saloon quattro for a change but I also like to drive to the Alp's to go snowboarding so how much can you get in a saloon boot compared to an avant? I know I can pile it in to the roof in the avant but are saloon boot's any deeper :0/
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    [Mar 22, 2012]
    I could probably fit loads in mine if it wasn't for folding rear seats not being standard. The numpty who bought mine new obviously never planned on going to IKEA.

    If you are looking for a saloon and want to cart stuff around, definitely check the rears fold. I stupidly assumed they were a standard feature as my B5 A4 had them and never bothered to check. Still does my head in on almost a weekly bases.
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    [Mar 22, 2012]
    I had an estate (albeit not an Audi) before having my B6 saloon. I really miss it for the practical side of things. If I were in the market for another car I would have no hesitation in buying the Avant over the saloon. In fact sometimes I wish I'd have waited for an Avant to come along when I had this one....
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    [Mar 22, 2012]
    Boredom strikes huh.

    My avant is the first estate car I've owned and whilst it's practical it is annoying to hear stuff sliding and rattling around in the boot if it's not all neatly secured but otherwise the versatility side of things and the looks are brill. I reckon you'll miss it especially if you go off snowboarding lugging all you gear etc.

    In terms of split fold seats on a saloon I think it was daft not to be standard and I think I remember it being costly so not massively common. Shame.
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    [Mar 22, 2012]
    You can get an oem luggage net for < £20 I think.
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    [Mar 22, 2012]
    Is that for me James?

    Got one, I work from the car and the amount of gear I carry won't fit under it, got bungee cords and all that jazz to keep things together though.
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    [Mar 22, 2012]
    Split folding was near £300 on the Saloon. Bloody ridiculous. Someone on here has retrofitted it and it didn't look too hard to do.

    The saloon boot is huge, when friends see it they are shocked at the size (and the fact that if you're taller then 5'6" you can't see where the boot meets the back seats it's so deep). The thing that lets it down is its small opening.
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    [Mar 22, 2012]
    Saloon boot, with ski-bag / through load:

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    With split fold rear seats:

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    Looking for a 1.9TDI Quattro avant if you fancy doing a deal, lol.
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    [Mar 22, 2012]
    God damn. I need that rear folding awesomeness in my life.
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    [Mar 23, 2012]
    +1 took it as standard mine were folding too...until I went to use them!! !"£$%^&
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    [Mar 24, 2012]
    Avant every time:icon_thumright:
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    [Mar 24, 2012]
    Same on the b7,no bloody folding seats. Large boot though and if doing a big trip just stick a roof box on.
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    [Mar 25, 2012]
    ive not read all the replys but my 2p's worth says this, Horses for corses and estate cars will get more in them, so if you need to get your stuff around and it wont fit in a saloon then stick with the beast that you know does, i personally love estate cars for what they can do but i own a saloon for the way they look,

    So on that note, i will leg it before i get whacked by the stick! :asskicking:
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    [Mar 25, 2012]
    i find the boot a good size on the salons mine dont have the split and fold rear seats but you can still get a lot of stuff in them :hi:

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    [Mar 26, 2012]
    Thanks for all the info and pic's peoples, I reckon trying to find a saloon with a ski hatch is going to be more miss than hit especially with all the other must haves on my list....so I reckon for now I'll stick with my avant as I have known it for so long lol, unless thats a straight swap on the S4 :respekt:
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    Quattro will convince you to change
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    Ahhh but quattro it is that I have already :icon_thumright: this is why the idea of changing is difficult, loads out there but then the right spec but no quatty and IIAC we can't retro fit quattro can we!
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    [Mar 26, 2012]
    Well, that would depend on the details on the A4. Its not outwith a possibility, lol.
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    [Mar 27, 2012]
    I would love something uber quick again but I think I better be sensible this year at least...unless yr S4 will do 35mpg lol
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    [Mar 27, 2012]
    Ha ha. Funny you should mention that.

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    However, a more realistic is:

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    [Mar 28, 2012]
    Quattro can be swapped in to a FWD but it's a lot of work.
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    [Mar 28, 2012]
    On a tangent, even it's in it's bag my 162 snowboard fits in my Avant with room to spare either end.

    I had a Ford Kuga the other day (not through choice) as a hire car to get me to the airport, and I had to have my board on the diagonal.

    Also I had a frikkin vauxhall corsa on the way back from the airport and I had to fold the front seat down too!


    Moral of the story: Don't have a Ford or a Vauxhall.
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    [Mar 31, 2012]
    Do you mean with the seats down or in the boot alone!
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    [Apr 2, 2012]
    Back seats down. a 162 snowboard is 162cm long - about 5 ft 3 in.

    Having slated the Kuga though to be fair I did used to sleep in the back of my Sierra Estate when I was living in Cornwall and surfing most days! I could lay out straight and I'm 6 ft 1 in. I doubt could do the same in the Avant.

    Then again I'm a grown up now, I don't surf that often, and I can afford to stay in a hotel so I don't need to.
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    [Apr 2, 2012]
    My Dad's got a Ford Kuga, regrets getting rid of his A6 avant every single day. (Says the Kuga still better than his BMW estate though, lol)
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