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Re: Omega replacement
« Reply #15 on: 25 March 2019, 09:36:44 »

You'll find everything more expensive than what you've been used to, so have a quick look around at brakes/suspension/steering type parts.

I suspect on a vehicle like that, you'll hit all the problems I see with the big black pussy - every reply to any query is "yake it to a dealer".  If you're paying someone else, even if a trusted indie, its gonna bump the bills up.  Obviously, that goes for virtually any car with limited DIY assistance available, and certainly not specific to Audi!

I think you are going to have more success finding a replacement capable of dealing with the pikey van by looking at crossovers and proper offroad type vehicles than a 4 door RWD saloon.

Yup, certainly looks that way ... but guess what I don't want !!!  There are loads of Kia Sorento's, Misubishi Outlanders, Hyundai Santa Fes, Volvo DC90s etc etc that will all "do the job" ... but I still enjoy driving a car with a bit of handling ability when I don't have the tintent on the back. I've also been looking at BMW 5's, Mercedes S class (C class are too light unless you go AMG spec, E class is a minefield trying to work out what has what !!)

Audi A8 fits all the spec ... except the bank balance !!

:(

You can't fit a towbar on an AMG spec.

I can't afford an AMG spec !!  :)
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Re: Omega replacement
« Reply #16 on: 25 March 2019, 10:01:17 »

You'll find everything more expensive than what you've been used to, so have a quick look around at brakes/suspension/steering type parts.

I suspect on a vehicle like that, you'll hit all the problems I see with the big black pussy - every reply to any query is "yake it to a dealer".  If you're paying someone else, even if a trusted indie, its gonna bump the bills up.  Obviously, that goes for virtually any car with limited DIY assistance available, and certainly not specific to Audi!

I think you are going to have more success finding a replacement capable of dealing with the pikey van by looking at crossovers and proper offroad type vehicles than a 4 door RWD saloon.

Yup, certainly looks that way ... but guess what I don't want !!!  There are loads of Kia Sorento's, Misubishi Outlanders, Hyundai Santa Fes, Volvo DC90s etc etc that will all "do the job" ... but I still enjoy driving a car with a bit of handling ability when I don't have the tintent on the back. I've also been looking at BMW 5's, Mercedes S class (C class are too light unless you go AMG spec, E class is a minefield trying to work out what has what !!)

Audi A8 fits all the spec ... except the bank balance !!

:(

A modern Suv is in a different league to where they were 10-15 years ago handling wise,my 15 year old Touareg handles well and drives like a big Passat,newer ones are even better and a world apart from my old Disco 2,The Vw is the most stable towing platform I've ever owned although at 2.5T empty it should be pretty good I suppose.
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Re: Omega replacement
« Reply #17 on: 25 March 2019, 10:40:33 »

Audi A8 fits all the spec ... except the bank balance !!

:(

Ex-Omega owning friend bought a 2004 Audi S8 recently for under 4k; alright it's a tiny bit tatty outside (age related scuffs here and there) but the engine appears to be indestructible, the autobox is perfect, it has all of it's original power on-tap (and feels like more) and handles like a car half its size, beautiful to drive.

So .. just how small is that budget? ;)

[edit] Did I mention it has double glazing and is the quietest car I've ever been in on the inside, aside from the lovely V8 noise when you give it a boot load?
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Re: Omega replacement
« Reply #18 on: 25 March 2019, 11:34:39 »

I suspect part of the idea is to go significantly newer than the Omega :-\

Plenty of decent, suitable, cars for a given budget...

https://www.1ownercarguy.com/mobile/mdetails.aspx?vid=15323092 for example... Granted, not significantly newer than the Omega, but ideal for european tours and plenty of space for a decent size lpg tank. Or two...
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Re: Omega replacement
« Reply #20 on: 25 March 2019, 12:48:23 »

R Class: Budget vs newest...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201812173313327 ....

Which being a R350 is the later engine in the preface lift body ....

NB that Mercedes Artico is NOT leather .... just pretend leather ie vinyl ... and isn't particularly hard wearing
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Re: Omega replacement
« Reply #21 on: 25 March 2019, 13:18:12 »

All examples picked at a glance for age/mileage/price :y
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« Reply #22 on: 25 March 2019, 14:55:21 »

 Have you thought about the Volvo XC90 or the smaller version?
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« Reply #23 on: 25 March 2019, 15:10:11 »

I bet the Audi A6 Allroad is a damn good car!  :y
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« Reply #24 on: 25 March 2019, 22:59:26 »

Volvo S80 4.4 V8 should cover all your requirements, other than being rwd. If you land one with the self leveling option.

 
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Re: Omega replacement
« Reply #25 on: 25 March 2019, 23:10:07 »

Volvo S80 4.4 V8 should cover all your requirements, other than being rwd. If you land one with the self leveling option.
Be lucky to get a choice of colour let alone options... :-\
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Re: Omega replacement
« Reply #26 on: 25 March 2019, 23:22:29 »

I know. I'm hoping if I mention them in enough threads someone will buy one so I don't have to.

Been trying to convince my father for a while now.

That said, the only one on AT is the same colour as the OP's avatar. So there's hope yet  8)
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Re: Omega replacement
« Reply #27 on: 25 March 2019, 23:42:00 »

Get the house built and px the Korean lorry ;)
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« Reply #28 on: 26 March 2019, 00:06:12 »

Here you go Nige!  I think this should tick all your boxes!  :y

It's not an Audi, but that hasn't stopped anyone else. ::)  :P 

So stick a tow bar on it and I reckon it should drag the burger wagon along nicely.  :y

It should go and handle quite well solo as well!  :) 
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Re: Omega replacement
« Reply #29 on: 26 March 2019, 00:35:12 »

What is it?
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