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Jim Motavalli

I’m a confirmed wagon junkie. My ideal needs two things in it: A wagon and a and these days it has both. not just that wagons are Minivans are even more and I’ve never felt to buy one of those swagger wagons .

I this marks me as some of nerd, but I think station look cool. Maybe buried in my childhood. How could I not wagons when my grandmother and aunt both drove a circa 1958 Borgward Combi (my favorite auto name) and, if memory a 1952 Nash Rambler.


I never got around to asking why they drove such rare even back Grandma later had a ’67 VW those? I learned how to drive a shift from its perforated seat. The Squareback had such a floor that I could see the from the driver’s seat, and a year’s supply of carbon every time we went for a

That explains a lot, it?

Wagons are in the news these because, just like (and dinosaurs), they’re through a die-off. The Volvo is an iconic car of my childhood, and maybe why there’s one in my garage, but in 2010 sold just 480 of its V50 model in the (two per dealer), and now it’s the poor thing out. Swedes Saab are still on with the 9-5 SportCombi wagon, but in recovery mode and isn’t any sales milestones, either.

Alex Taylor III of Fortune up, like me, in Connecticut suburbia, and he Ford Country Squires, their acres of imitation were particularly prized. owners displayed yacht representing their initials on the side door. Black and Golden Retrievers were standard equipment.

This is the land of Are we there yet? You can smell the Howard Johnson’s and E-Z Rest motels from the family vacations.

We didn’t do the flags, but I know what he Those seven-seater Country ruled, particularly for carrying Cub to den meetings and hordes of squirmy to the beach. Twenty years the wagons had real paneling and are now as woodies.

Greg Beato writes in The Set that at the height of the wagon you could page through the Treasury of Station Wagon . which advised, The wagon is a for the do-it-yourself suburbanite. the wagon is a the wagon is a kitchen. the wagon is a nursery. the wagon is a rolling device. the wagon is an entire home. All these uses add up to more than transportation, or utility. Read it yourself

The graphics are priceless.

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So what happened? Obviously dealt wagons a glancing and, around the same Chrysler’s minivans swooped in for the The old format couldn’t compete electric sliding doors and 20

Wagons won’t really always have a diehard and could be revived at any time. But of the recent attempts, largely Euro-bred sport wagons BMW, Mercedes and Audi hit the consumer sweet spot. For car the term performance wagon is an

My Car Talk colleague Jamie (like me, a Volvo 122S owner!) says a heavy investment in crossover SUVs the Euro sport wagon. If had put the same money toward wagons, people would be station wagons, he writes. you go to lease a BMW 5-series wagon and out that you can have an X5 for substantially good sense often out the window.

If historic wagons appeal to Stationwagon.com is the site for you. In a o’ the times, it has been since 2004, so the new models is from 2002 and just nostalgic—there were a lot more available then. But take the to cruise the gallery, and feast on the of, for instance, the 1962 Falcon (My friend’s mom had one.)

If I sell my it will be to buy another wagon. The one got away was a cool ’64 Valiant V200. It came to me for complete with Slant a platform bed covered in shag a small chandelier, and the pungent of illegal substances in the ashtray. something like 600,000 it blew a rod.

What a gallant ride!

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