Euro Used Car Face-Off this week is a contest of wagons, yet again, but today, we have three more esoteric wagons from 2004, two Swede and one German, all oriented towards performance more than practicality. Will the perfect one for you come with four, five, or eight cylinders? Here are the options:
This quite pristine rare Glacier Blue Metallic 9-5 wagon comes with only 101k miles, a manual transmission, and a 250 horsepower turbo 4...however, does its FWD driving habits and somewhat high price drive you away?
Here we have a similarly nice Volvo V70R, the epitome of fast Euro wagons...this one is an automagic with the optional third row seat for smashing children into the tailgate under acceleration...it has obviously been owned by a Volvo guy because of the Euro front plate and moose sticker, but does its slushbox and 161K miles make it less nice than the other Swede?
Well, here’s everyone’s favorite rare bird...the VW W8 Passat wagon...designed to fill the gap between the regular Passat and the Phaeton, the W8 Passats ended up being a sales failure due to its notorious service costs...however, this one is the cheapest of the three at $5K and its 120K miles is still relatively low...is it nice enough to beat the two Swedes though?