I Like Station Wagons, I cannot Lie!

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

  1. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Is the motor a dual turbo 3.6 VR6 motor?
  2. SRG

    SRG SRG

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    It's a friggin Porsche for god's sake. I'm sure it drives beautifully, they all do. It's a small suv, if it's not big enough, buy a Cayenne - very comfortable for 4. Why all the Porsche hate from the Subaru crowd?
  3. h2o_snow

    h2o_snow Water, snow & dirt too.

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    No hate here - the Sube was sold due to the kids expanding in every direction.

    My prime test now consists of jamming my 6'4" fatboy frame into the backseat of any car we might considering :D - if its a reasonable fit, the rest is gravy.
  4. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    We own one. It's the wife's daily driver, but I end up driving it quite a bit on trips and whatnot. Very nice, comfortable car that feels like it should go a lot of miles before something major goes wrong.

    Pro's:
    Reasonably fuel efficient - probably 25 around town and around 30 on the highway if you keep it sane.
    All the bells and whistles. The auto tailgate is awesome when it's raining and you've got a load of groceries.
    Comfort. I drove solo from Dallas to Columbus, MS (500mi) and was not fatigued at all.

    Cons:
    Sloping rear glass looks good, but really cuts down on what you can fit back there.
    5 speed transmission? Seems like a six is pretty standard these days.
    Not nearly as fun to drive as the '07 passat wagon it replaced. My wife loved that car, but it didn't give either of us warm fuzzy feelings about reliability...

    All in all though, it's a really nice car. I like to refer to it as the nicest Accord wagon ever.

    One more thing... The whole Acura buying experience was the most pleasant dealership experience I've ever had. I can't recommend King Acura in Birmingham, AL enough!
  5. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Is there a recommended forum for BMW enthusiasts? - I'm specifically researching the 328i Touring wagon :ear
  6. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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  7. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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  8. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    :freaky

    Bidding is up to $12,800, hasn't hit reserve yet.

    Edit: sold for $15k. - http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=301020574557

    This 1978 Dodge Diplomat station wagon runs a 440 Six Pack from a ’69 Super Bee for which it was featured in the February 1991 issue of Mopar Action magazine. It’s super clean and fully loaded, and as demonstrated in the article cover page, capable of massive, smoky burnouts—our kind of family car. We’d take the wheels back to the stock hubcaps to erase any hint of performance, and then save our money for spare rear tires. Find it here on eBay in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

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  9. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Supercàzzola

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    I suppose it's too fast for windshield wipers? Or more likely, it's just been painted for a quick sell
  10. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Yeah, I saw that this morning too. It looks great. I remember my step-dad a creme colored LeBaron wagon just like that. I remember the fake dowels on the wood Strom surrounds.
    That thing looks great today.
  11. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    After 5 years of new car shopping :lol3 in which I feel like I've driven everything I settled on a used Passat Wagon B5. It's the GLX 4Motion VR6 - pick it up tomorrow. Pics to follow :evil
  12. jdiaz

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    Dear god. Have you paid attention to a single VW thread in Shiny Things for the last 10 years? :lol3
  13. HOT DAMN!

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    :fpalm

    What happened to the BMW?
  14. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch Super Moderator

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  15. mikewillsmith

    mikewillsmith Not the f'g fresh prince!

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  16. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    :D the price was right and I'm waiting for the new Alltrack so if I get two years out of it, it will be worth it. It'll blow-up next week now :arg

    One positive, my closest friend has a 2004 with 80K on it and it hasn't missed a beat :dunno

    I love the 3 Series Touring but prices on used and the cost of parts if something does go wrong is a worry. With the launch of the new four cylinder turbo and Tdi there may be some nice used ones in a couple of years.

    'Sides, my Passat B5 is a genuine Audi underneath. :deal
  17. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    That's nothing to be proud of. :lol3

    I kid man, seriously, congrats and i hope you enjoy it.
  18. mikewillsmith

    mikewillsmith Not the f'g fresh prince!

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    Just found this thread. I'm a wagon freak. :D
    Some of the past rides:

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    2001 A6

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    2003 S6 (loved that one and should have never sold it)

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    2007 BMW.... Meh, glad to see it go.

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    1961 Buick LeSabre Wagon (second owner, loved that car and drove it all over. Sadly sold now).

    Also have a 2012 WRX wagon, but I'll keep the photos to myself if it isn't a "real" wagon here. :D

    Just bought a 1957 Chevy Wagon that will be my next project. Its still on the way to me.
  19. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    :freaky

    First thing is one of these kits Mayle Control Arm/Tie Rod

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  20. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Love the look of those Audi's :thumb