I Like Station Wagons, I cannot Lie!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by vegasphotog, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Rogue_Ryder

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    When I was in Germany this summer for a few weeks there were many sedans and wagons towing trailers. I did find out though that most if not all their Travel Trailers aka "Caravans" over their don't have toilets or water tanks so they are generally much lighter than our type of RVs over here.
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    Can a G-body Malibu Wagon be cool? YES!!!!
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  3. William42

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  6. Dorzok

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    I prefer the little earlier metal bumper ones

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    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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  10. troidus

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    Marketing. That, and putting unrealistically low tow ratings in the owner's manual of cars to encourage truck purchases. Saab never went for that. Their cars were rated to tow 3500 pounds.
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  11. William42

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    Sprinters are a great wagon/van type of vehicle but I think maybe a little short on power to pull a trailer this large.
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    motrhead Travellin' Soul

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    Hmm...missed this thread way back when, but I have to comment.
    No slower than a Rabbit. 52hp. I had the Tempo diesel version, with the same engine. Mileage was unreal. That came after the 85 Cherokee 2.1l turbodiesel and an 83 Volvo 245 diesel wagon with the N.A. 2.4 Volswagen six. All manual trans, all three got insane fuel mileage, and the Cherokee did 100mph with ease (overdrive 5th gear ratio). Followed those with a Benz 190D and then a Jetta TD. I drive a lot of miles! I'm due for another diesel soon...thinking about a W123 Benz 300D wagon.
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    They have an alluminium chassis too, so pretty light alright.
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    bmw318tech Been here awhile

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    Our new project. Transmission only engages in "1" going to be dropping the pan and exploring. If its bad will be trying our hand at A T5 swap. While a 3 pedals Shaken and Stirred type project is tempting, given the prices of complete LS motors available. Time and money will limit this to just a transmission swap and some suspension upgrades to make this a nice driver.
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    I assumed you have a 700r4. Just went exploring and if it goes forward only in "1" and reverse also works, you could have a stripped gear on the governor. Supposedly it's easy to R&R through a side cover. There are also valve body problems on those, but look at the governor first.

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