Wait for 2.6 Sportline

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Wait for 2.6 Sportline

Postby StraightSix » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 11:55 am

Hi All,

Newbie query.

Am currently considering a very tidy standard 2.6.

Would love a manual with sports suspension.

Question is, should I wait for a Sportline, or could I be waiting forever in Australia?

Many thanks.
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Re: Wait for 2.6 Sportline

Postby StraightSix » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 12:56 pm

StraightSix wrote:Hi All,

Newbie query.

Am currently considering a very tidy standard 2.6.

Would love a manual with sports suspension.

Question is, should I wait for a Sportline, or could I be waiting forever in Australia?

Many thanks.


I should add, not in a hurry, and it would be a very low usage couple of times a week car.


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Re: Wait for 2.6 Sportline

Postby Tony From West Oz » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 1:38 pm

If the car you are looking at ticks most of the boxes for you and passes PPI with no major issues, then buy it. You can then drive a 2.6 while still looking for your Sportline.
You will know how the 2.6 handles and be able to compare the Sportline when you find one.
You may find a Sportline which needs bodywork or trim repairs and you will have a suitable donor on hand, or you can sell the 2.6 if you find a Sportline in excellent condition.

Just my 2c worth.
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Re: Wait for 2.6 Sportline

Postby StraightSix » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 1:54 pm

Thanks Tony, that sounds like a great plan. Deferring W201 ownership would be hard to bear! [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

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Re: Wait for 2.6 Sportline

Postby StraightSix » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 2:08 pm

How often do 2.6 Sportlines come onto the market in Australia, and what kind of premium do they cost over the garden-variety 2.6?

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