I live in Colorado, where the AMC Eagle sold as well in the 1980s as the Subaru Outback does now, and so I see the all-wheel-drive versions of the American Motors Concord and Spirit everywhere here. This means they show up in Denver-area...Show More Summary
The first North American Ford Escort went on sale for the 1981 model year; it was related to its Mark III Escort European counterpart but was more of a cousin than a sibling. It wasn’t a great car, but was such an improvement over its...Show More Summary
Car Style Critic looks at Oldsmobile's Vista-Cruiser Station Wagon.
Let’s be honest, the minivan segment has pretty much fizzled away, much like the station wagon did a while back. With the invention of the crossover and the drop in the price of gasoline in recent years, the desire for larger, gas-sucking family haulers is going stronger than ever. Show More Summary
Like many great love affairs, mine began in childhood. The details are sketchy, drawn from memory and from photographs in a family album, old Super 8s. Our two-toned station wagon is loaded up in the driveway of the Altadena home, room for five, our gear and a black Labrador named Sheba. The Central...
Roadmaster Estate station wagons from the 1990s have a cultish following with enthusiasts, but the sedans seem to be stuck in used-car limbo these days. That’s a good thing, if you have an appetite for big, rear-drive V-8 American cars, because owning one of these six-passenger behemoths is like getting prime rib and a baked […]
Photos by the author. Beyond being cute, the Crosley station wagon was a noteworthy vehicle that was literally decades ahead of its time. While its diminutive size against all the large cars that ruled the road made it an outcast back in the 1940s and 1950s, in today’s world it would be welcomed with open […]
We examined part of the endgame of the Audi 5000 debacle in the United States with a junked 1990 Audi 100 Quattro sedan in Denver. Having banished the toxic Audi 5000 name, Audi called these cars Audi 100s until everyone was thoroughly confused, then renamed it the A6, which they still use today. Show More Summary
NEWS YOU CAN USE: How the Engine From a Toyota Station Wagon Can Make an MR2 Nearly Perfect.
Ford offered Marmon-Herrington four-wheel drive conversions on select vehicles from the 1930s into the early 1960s. There’s a reason the company isn’t a household name, however: Not only was four-wheel drive once viewed as unnecessary in all but the most extreme conditions, the price of the conversion often doubled the price of the vehicle on […]
Saying “world’s best” anything is a risky proposition, especially when it comes to something as holy as the station wagon. But, I think based on my somewhat idiosyncratic criteria, I have found the world’s best station wagons, and the one man with the vision to dream them, build them, and use them. Read more...
PERU When I go to Lima, I call Joel Saez, who has a new Hyundai station wagon. He drives for a living and charges $100 per day plus gas; he will take you anywhere. Joel Saez, 011-51-1-368-0474, 011-51-980-482-353 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org Ricardo Alcedo By email
In 1983, Ford decided to put the Mercury Marquis on the new-ish Fox Platform, while the Grand Marquis remained on the Panther Platform (where it would stay until the bitter end). Confused? Hey, at least the Marquis/Grand Marquis split...Show More Summary
Returning to the cache of Hartford photos that Joe Sokola sent us, we can piece together a good amount of information on this pair, united by the Chevrolet station wagon parked on the street in each. The British Technicolor film “Born Free” was released in the United States in June 1966, so we know the […]
Geely's next concept will be presented later this month at the Guangzhou Motor Show.
Photos by Lynn Gardner and Tom McQueen. What were the oligarchs and plutocrats to do? Aside from the professional car builders and a few specialty shops cranking out pickups and station wagons from big full-frame cars, coachbuilding as most car enthusiasts recognize it was long dead and buried by the mid-Seventies, depriving the world’s richest […]
A Taurus SHO fanatic looks back on a year with the performance wagon the factory never built and explains why he's glad someone did. Continue reading Car Stories: Owning the SHO station wagon that could've been Car Stories: Owning the SHO station wagon that could've been originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:45:00 EST. Show More Summary
Mini chief designer Anders Warming is evolving the iconic car's look for the next generation. The latest example of that is the just-released Clubman, which is as close to a station wagon as the company will make. Its cargo capacity and rear-seat space are unprecedented for the brand.
Just outside Joshua Tree is a unique collection of micro-cabins open spring and fall, basically free, for those with an artistic bent.
The station wagon is a dying automotive breed these day. Once the preferred mode of transportation for the American family unit, the wagon is currently facing an extinction-level event, known as the advent of the Crossover ERA, dominated...Show More Summary