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Road Trip - Summer of '54: Amazing Trip Diary Through Vintage Photos of A Freelance Photographer

On July 31, 1954, freelance photographer Rosemary Gilliat and her girlfriends, Anna Brown, Audrey James and Helen Salkeld, packed up Helen's Plymouth station wagon and began their 12,391-kilometre road trip across Canada. During theShow More Summary

Volvo shouts 'Wagon's ho!' at Detroit's auto show

In a world dominated by SUVs, Volvo isn't leaving the humble station wagon behind.        

2017 Audi Q7: The pleasures of the pricier people mover

The German occupation of Silver Lake began with the SUVs. Driveways once filled with Honda Accords, Toyota Camrys and vintage Volvo station wagons began to sprout BMW X3s and X5s and Audi Q3s and Q5s. Though I myself had been part of an earlier wave of gentrification, when I moved into the area...

It's Time To Stock Up On These Food Giants

My wife grew up in a largish Catholic family. It's no surprise that most of her childhood was spent in the back of their Oldsmobile station wagon shuttling to different local grocery stores (this

Wheels: Driving Down Memory Lane in the Original Minivan

last monthVehicles / Cars : Wheels

An appreciative turn behind the wheel of a 1984 Dodge Caravan, the car that made the station wagon obsolete and paved the way for the S.U.V.

Review: Mini's 2016 Clubman is big on fun

The 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman is the sportiest, most enjoyable small station wagon on sale.        

How to Use Light Painting to Take Incredible Car Photos

Whether you drive a beat up station wagon from the 80s or a finely tuned Porsche, light painting is an excellent way to photograph your car and truly make it shine! Light painting results in incredibly unique and impressive images. With...Show More Summary

Americans Should Be Thankful for Pro-Energy Future

An estimated 43.5 million Americans plan to hit the road to celebrate Thanksgiving with their loved ones this week, and as they fill up the family station wagon, they will hopefully be reminded of the savings they have enjoyed at the gas pump over the past couple of years, made possible by hydraulic fracturing. Show More Summary

Think station wagons are a thing of the past? Volvo says not so fast

While wagons may conjure up images of the 1950s, Volvo introduced the latest version of its big station wagon, the V90 Cross Country, at the L.A. Auto Show.        

L.A. Auto Show 2016: Audi A5 and S5 Sportback

What is it? Not quite a sedan, not quite a coupe and not exactly a station wagon, Audi’s four-door Sportback will come to the U.S. as a 2018 model in the A5 and S5 configurations. Until now only available in Europe, the new Sportbacks may fill a niche somewhere between the luxury sedan and the...

The World's Frumpiest Station Wagon Is Also A Great Drift Car

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Opel Omega is perhaps one of the most anonymous looking station wagons ever made. It sort of looks like a nineties Escort, or a Lexus, or who cares—this is just one of many silver bars of soap out there. It’s a true any-mom’s car if there was one. Let’s watch it drift! Read more...

Americans don't like station wagons — here's why

The Business Insider Transportation team has checked out a few stations wagons recently, and our reaction has been utterly predictable. I know, you think I'm going to say that we loved them to pieces at that we lament the decline of the wagon as a vehicle choice in the US, supplanted by the wicked, gas-guzzling SUV. I'm not going to say that. Show More Summary

Junkyard Find: 1982 Ford LTD Country Squire

Before Real American Families drove SUVs and minivans, they drove full-sized Detroit station wagons. I’m not a wagon fanatic and it doesn’t break my heart that wagons are no longer mainstream (although it does break my heart that Chrysler...Show More Summary

VIPUBER: Did the CA DMV Give This Uber Bro a Metal Tab for His License Plate to Class Up This Black Nissan?

TweetTo clarify: Now here’s what the gov’mint has to say on the topic: Metal month and year tabs may be assigned to: commercially-registered station wagons assigned special plates, and commercial vehicles used in transit-mix cement or asphalt-bituminous spreading or garbage operations. So you might think that Travis talks out of his asphalt or that he […]

The 2017 Audi A4 Allroad Could Hail A Station Wagon Revival

Credit: Audi USA Sales of station wagons, the humble family haulers, are down, but times are a-changing. Take the 2017 Audi A4 Allroad, the little black dress of wagons. Arriving at dealerships this month, it can be dressed up or dressed down to exquisite effect. Sleek yet sturdy, the wagon wouldn’t look [...]

How placid, picturesque city shaped election

If Burlington, Vt., were a car, it would be a Volvo station wagon from the 1980s — smart, progressive and fuel-efficient.

There's Only One State Embassy In Washington. Of Course, It's Florida's

In the 1960s, a station wagon full of overtired Florida children looped endlessly around Washington, D.C.'s bewildering traffic circles. The campground where they'd planned to stay was gone. The car made its way down Embassy Row, and the children thought of something. Show More Summary

The V60 Polestar is the high-performance Volvo wagon we've all been waiting for

There are few cars that represent middle-class suburbia better than a midsize Volvo station wagon. For decades, the boxy Swedish wagons have offered dependable, no-frills transportation for the masses. But while it's more mundane siblings...Show More Summary

The case of an ATM, a trolley and a station wagon at East Hotel

3 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

From RiotACT reader Johanna this week comes a story that reinforces that old belief; that if you look confident enough and act like you know what you’re doing, you can get away with just about anything. At around 8.30am last Thursday morning, a Caucasian man believed to be in his late 40s/early 50s walked into […]

5 surf trips that require 5 entirely different vehicles

Sure, the ultimate cliché of a surf vehicle has always been mom’s old Volvo station wagon, but honestly, how far off-road could that thing get you? For a tailored trip beyond the car-park, you need a vehicle that you can camp in. Or,...Show More Summary

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