Fancy building an Estate project. Here are some wagons to consider…

When I was kid Estate cars were for farmers and boring folk like antique dealers, that was right up until Audi decided to bring out the RS2 in 1994, with over 300bhp and a top speed of 160mph this was a game changer! A year later Volvo decided they wanted a piece of the pie and brought out the 850 T5-R… they even raced it in the BTCC!

Nowadays? Well, pretty much all the manufacturer have a performance wagon in their line up. Audi still lead the way with their 189mph RS6 but Mercedes aren’t far behind with their insane 6.2-litre C63 AMG!

But don’t worry if haven’t got 30k to splash out, here’s some cheaper options…

Best Cheap Estate Cars

1. S4 B5 Avant, from £3000
The 2.7-litre Quattro can be bought cheap these days (unlike the RS4) and you get a lot of bang for your buck with 265bhp and a sub 6-second 0-60 time in its arsenal. On the downside there’s not many good ones left, so you’ll have to invest your time in finding one.

The newer B6 4.2-litre S4s are a lot more readily available and as I type these words there’s a classified ad for one on eBay for £3,950! The only problem is, it’s covered 250,000-miles! If you want a B6, make sure you’ve at least 6k tucked away!

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