I Like Station Wagons, I cannot Lie!

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

  1. Vance

    Vance On my meds...

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    I squeezed my first booby in one of those! :rofl
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  2. tenderfoot

    tenderfoot PRJ

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    I understand those are called a woody. ?:wink:
  3. glynb

    glynb Relentless Underachiever

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    I had a squareback in high school (bright yellow:huh). I put a header and glass pack exhaust on it along with after market wheels. It was actually pretty cool until the weld on the glass pack broke on the highway, and went through the windshield of a truck behind me. No one was hurt, but my parents made me put a regular exhaust back on it after that. That car was a tank, and lived through tremendous amounts of punishment. The air cooled engine was extremely reliable. I got the back and side windows tinted and scored my first piece in the back with the seats folded down:wink: . Ahhh- brings back good memories! (1977)

    A great car. You can't find any good squarebacks these days. They've either been turned into pimp mobiles, or worn out and crushed.
  4. discochris

    discochris Stayin' Alive

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    There was a first year (74 I think) Dasher wagon for sale on thesamba.com for about a year. I looked at that ad quite a few times, but I wonder how hard it might be to get parts for an early watercooled VW. There's a 79 out there now, but the dude wants $4000 for it...
  5. discochris

    discochris Stayin' Alive

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    And speaking of old VW's that are damned near impossible to get parts for, I'd love one of these.

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  6. rallybug

    rallybug Local Yokel

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    Passat Plus :nod Extra 4" in the wheelbase - VW decided not to produce it in Europe, so passed the engineering on to Skoda. Czech politicians wanted more rear leg room than the Octavia (Jetta based), so the Superb came into being.
  7. Doc.Snyder

    Doc.Snyder Long timer

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  8. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    OMFG....that is one sexy wagon! :clap
  9. Doc.Snyder

    Doc.Snyder Long timer

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  10. Sabre

    Sabre Prêt? Allez! Supporter

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    I have a fondness for wagons mesself. Here are the sterling examples that I've owned....
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    The Datsun was a reliable workhorse that saw me through my college years, a generous gift from my grandfather. The Taurus was stylistically innovative in its time; my grandmother bought it as the first new car she got following my grandfather's death. It tickled her no end to buy such a "wild" car after the staid, ho-hum wagons that my grandad had always bought. A few years later she passed, too, and she handed it down to me with almost no mileage on it. Oh, it had red velour upholstery.

    The 740 Turbo wagon was an incredible car to drive; it saved my family by fully cooperating with my emergency evasive maneuvering during the closest I've ever come to going end-over-end down the interstate. It taught me to loathe low-profile tires, however, when it came time to replace them. The XC70 wagon I just sold in order to afford a wheelchair van for my son; I miss it very much...the best wagon by far that I've ever driven, and the best snow car I can imagine.
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  11. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    Picked up a baby blue manual 1992 Subaru Loyale wagon this winter. One owner Arizona car that was pulled behind an older couples RV most all of its life = perrrrrfect condition. It makes not being on my motorcycle a little less painful. :D
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  12. STROMVADER

    STROMVADER Long timer

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    That's fuggin cool!
  13. STROMVADER

    STROMVADER Long timer

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    HOLDEN?
  14. VegasKLRider

    VegasKLRider Long timer

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    My dream car is a BMW M-5 Wagon, with a proper 6 speed manual. Sadly, they are too rich for my blood and I don't think they sell them here anyway.
  15. Sabre

    Sabre Prêt? Allez! Supporter

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    Hmmm...never heard of the Dangel before...I'll have to look it up. My only experience with Peugot was the inlaws' old diesel wagon. It was a very strange beastie indeed. Took like 15 minutes to get up a freeway onramp and up to 60 mph, then it would run all day on like 2 pints of diesel. Only car I ever drove that had the basic controls all reversed (the crazy turn signal arrangement, the horn, wipers, etc). The back seats were higher than the front seats, like stadium seating, so you had amazing visibility back there. Solid (and heavy) as a tank...like a Checker Cab. Did I mention slow? Oh man.

    It was different, like the French.
  16. ski.dive

    ski.dive Been here awhile

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    looks like a 1961 chevy wagon?
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  17. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    With Pontiac being phased out we'll never get to experience it.:cry I'd love a GTO wagon.
  18. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Speaking of Pontiac...
    Growing up with a father who had one of these when he was younger
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    and a best friend who drove one of these in high school
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    Only the US version will be an acura and get the buck tooth grill I'm sure.

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  19. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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  20. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    My uncle bought a 405 diesel in response to the first oil crisis. He told me when it got down to 1/4 tank, he'd drive down to Tijuana and fill it up for something like 75¢. Being somewhat of a connoisseur of the road trip and having plenty of free time, twice he kept going. All the way to Costa Rica. Where a buddy of his had a house and a 44' Carver.