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Super-fast estate
Name: Steve Bol
Age: 55
Drives: Volvo V70 R
Budget: £35,000
Wants: 'A seriously quick estate car.

My Volvo is pretty nippy, but I want something even faster. A 0-62mph time of less than five seconds would be great.'

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Audi S4 Avant 3.0 V6
Price: £35,595
Target Price: £34,005



0-62mph takes a shade over five seconds, but the S4 is Steve's best bet if he wants to buy new.

Despite storming performance, the Audi manages a respectable 28.5mpg and is very plush inside.

 


 
Chrysler 300C Touring 6.1 V8 SRT-8, '08/58
Price: £23,500



We wouldn't recommend buying one of these new, but because they shed value so quickly, a six-month-old car would save Steve more than £10k.

Some of that cash could pay for the hefty fuel bills.
 


 
Audi RS4 Avant, '07/07
Price: £34,000



This previous-shape A4 is arguably a better car than the current one. The RS4 version is a cracker – it looks the part and will hit 62mph from rest in 4.9 seconds.

It should hang on to its value well, too.

 
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