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estate car

Brit a car with a comparatively long body containing a large carrying space, reached through a rear door: usually the back seats can be folded forward to increase the carrying space
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Those classic Volvo estate cars of the sixties and seventies were legendary, built like tanks, hugely practical and they still look good today.
With the E-Class already acknowledged as the king of estate cars the so-called All-Terrain model ups the ante in no uncertain fashion.
That adds up to lively performance for a two-tonne estate car with a 0 to 60 acceleration of 6.
Such is the pull of small SUVs that the estate car seems to have had its last rites read time and again yet still they struggle on.
From the outside, it looks like a normal estate car - albeit an attractive one, what with the roof rails, the long, sleek body and the robust finish.
The curvy, free-flowing shape of the car, the raked roofline and the sleek, swept back bi-Xenon headlights - which are among the best I have come across - are a world away from the traditional squared-off estate cars of the past.
Peter writes: "From the time its restoration was completed and it went on the road in 1997, my own 1952 Vanguard phase 1A estate car was for many years the only active Vanguard of any model based in the Coventry area until Phil Walters and the Made in Coventry Motoring Association acquired a phase 1A saloon a few years ago and more recently a phase 2 pick-up.
Available as a hatchback, estate car, cabriolet or lightning-fast coupe, this medium-sized, family-orientated machine hits the spotwhen it comes to style, practicality and equipment levels.
Standing on a longer wheelbase with a longer rear overhang than its hatch cousin, the i30 is a great example of a good, small estate car, with every exterior panel from the B-pillar backwards being new.
TURNING the BMW Mini into an estate may be a largely pointless exercise, but it's not the oddest estate car ever built.
HYUNDAI is to reveal its concept of a future model that straddles the borders of the coupe and estate car markets next month.
Otherwise, you can't have this much fun in an estate car without folding down the back seats and inviting in Atomic Kitten.