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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Remember the full size Station Wagon??

    http://www.stationwagon.com/gallery/gallery.html

    I remember when we had one... I used to lay down in the back and goto sleep when we went on long trips!!!

    Anyone else ever have one of these awesome cars?





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    Did you have a woody?

    And no, I've never owned a station, and god do I hope that I never do.

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    Yup, my first car.

    1986 Dodge Aries K... Paid all of $200 for it when a neighor wanted to get rid of it after buying a new car. It lasted 3 years.

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    I had a 1980 Volkswagen Passat L 1.6L, looked somewhat like the one in the picture... I miss that car; if I ever find one for sale locally (for cheap and in decent condition), I'd buy it without thinking twice

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    I still see a lot of the 1994 Chevrolet Caprices (Impala SS lookalike) on the road and being as old as they are, I think they still look somewhat decent for their size.

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    I had a Mercury Colony Park with a 460 engine. That car was awesome, I actually miss it.

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    Check out the shape of the Nissan Armada vs 1959 Rambler Cross Country station wagon

    http://www.stationwagon.com/gallery/...ss_Country.jpg

    http://www.automedia.com/NewCarBuyer...mada_ext_1.jpg


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    The Rambler looks MUCH BETTER!!!!





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    We had one of the awesome woodpanel ones. With the soothing blue paint.
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    Wow, memories.

    Back in 1967, we got a 67 Chevelle station wagon for a delivery vehicle for our home to home bread delivery business. We quickly found out that the glass all around the car created way too much heat in the car and basically ruined the bread by noon.

    Traded it in for a step van (no windows).

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    I never owned one. We did go on some long trips, mostly camping along the way, in my father's 1962 Rambler Classic Custom station wagon. Dad built a big wooden cargo box to mount on the roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inogenius View Post
    Did you have a woody?


    some not back looking cars there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inogenius
    Did you have a woody?
    No but im sick of the garbage out now!!


    I would love riding in a wagon again





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    I remember the early 70's backwards facing rear suicide seats - in the crumple zone.

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    Always found those cars ugly..

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    Always found those cars ugly..
    What would you prefer? I personally care for the 60's model beasts.
    Reminds me of an article on a blog I found here on WHT.


    "Why I love my 20 year old car"

    (this article is pretty calm, though there is the use of profanity throughout this blog)
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    No but im sick of the garbage out now!!


    I would love riding in a wagon again




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    My father used to take us all out to Florida in one of these vehicles. Boy was that fun! He bought a nice little mattress for the rear of the vehicle so we can sleep through the whole ride --- very comfortable! Good times. Maybe he'll do that again, even though I'm 23.

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    1985 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser station wagon

    I remember riding in this for a while. My dad took a bench seat from the junkyard and made a third row in the back
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    I had one of these in High School

    http://www.stationwagon.com/gallery/gallery.html

    Old Vista Cruiser with 455 (anyone remember flipping the air cleaner cover over to make that huge vaccuum sound?). I loved that eybrow sunroof over the seats.

    Good times in that car man. I could load 10 or so of my buddies in that thing. Rear facing seat al lthe way in the back, we used to keep beers on the roof in the winter to keepem cold for road trips. It had that little wing on the back roofrack that kept the beer cans from rolling off. Just pop the window down, reachup and grab a cold one. Ahh those were the days!!
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    If i had to have wagon (which i never will) i would buy a Subaru Legacy Wagon (twin turbo 2.5L boxer4) its the best looking wagon ive seen to date. (personal opinion)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ActiveForce View Post
    If i had to have wagon (which i never will) i would buy a Subaru Legacy Wagon (twin turbo 2.5L boxer4) its the best looking wagon ive seen to date. (personal opinion)
    Had a co-worked with one of those turbo wagons from Subaru. He wrecked its AWD'n self into a wall last winter when there was significant ice on the highways, bridges, etc.

    He now has a 2009-2010 extended "everything" truck.
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