You need a V6 Sportwagon as a donor car to make the project feasible. If its a V6 donor car, its a week's work. If its a TS donor, double it and add a bit for head-scratching.
But IMO its a bad idea - at the end of the day its still going to be a thirsty, expensive car to run, just a little more practical. Keep the saloon for weekends and fun - maybe garage it for the coldest 6 months and get something else to use alongside. Twinspark SW or maybe just a totally different car, something practical if thats what you need. A SW is probably the most impractical estate on the market!
BTW whats the difference in annual tax between a GTA SW and a 2.5 V6 SW in Ireland?
Well the SW idea came to me because we got a dog and my head is ruined with him on the leather and the SW would be ideal.I don't need it for buggies, boxes or the likes.
The running costs are the running costs. I did have a bit of a freak out at the start as you know. It took a while to get used to the needle going down so fast and I find that if I stand with my back to the pump at the petrol station I forget how much juice it actually uses.
In saying that the first fuel bill hits the bosses desk this week.
I also really, really like the look of the SW. The chances of finding one are slim and **** all. Also it would be a cool as hell car, something really different. To register the saloon is going to cost 800. So if I got a SW cheap enough I was thinking that I could do the conversion over a few weekends at a mates place. He has ramps and all that jazz.
Finding one is close to impossible tbh. So it will probably come to nothing..
........but if you do happen to have a V6 SW sitting in your drive give me a shout.
Road tax is an omnishambles over here. It pains me. I would have a GTA on the drive in the morning if it wasn't so crazy.