Do you drive a station wagon?

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    I had a dream station wagons were cool again. I recently commented to someone about driving a nice station wagon and they immediately corrected me that they drove an SUV. I made the comment to get their goat which I did. However in reality SUV's are station wagons are they not? Sure the auto industry likes to define features that separate different styles of cars like pillars or other non important things but don't forget that Madison avenue tried to save the Oldsmobile by saying "It's not your fathers car". Perhaps that is why they invented the name SUV. Can you imagine a string of black station wagons being driven by the Secret Service or a teenager driving the family station wagon. So an SUV doesn't look like a station wagon. Does it have a door on the back that lifts up? Does it have a trunk? Does it have space behind the rear seat? Can you haul a lot of stuff in it? Is it more rugged than a sedan? A rose by any other name is a rose. A sedan has 4 doors, a coupe has two doors, a convertible the top goes down and a van (or mini bus) think VW has lots of room and, well looks like a van or bus. I can't think of any other car designs and these classifications have been around since the beginning of the 20th century. Ward and June Cleaver's station wagon is alive and well in the 21st century. Don't tell anyone they have a station wagon they will deny it.
     
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    In my case, it literally was.


    No. At least not as far as I'm concerned. Station wagons were all about fitting as many people in them as possible. I remember my dad's having the front seats, middle seat, and a back seat. They were long, wide cars for oversized families. The SUV interiors that I've seen don't have a third seat because the back end is reserved for hauling things. SUV's are also taller, some even looking closer to trucks than cars. Really, they're all different shapes and sizes, but don't really remind me of a station wagon in any way.
     
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    I had a Subaru Loyale years ago. Loved it! I could haul 4x8 sheets of plywood easily. Push button 4 wheel drive. It will always be my favorite vehicle.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I've had my Subaru Legacy wagon for over 25 yrs and I just can't bear to part w/it! It has hauled just about everything. Goes through the snow like a champ!
     
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    My wife's Subaru Impreza STI is classified as a station wagon.
    Fastest station wagon I've ever driven.
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    I have a Subaru! I just call it "car"! :D
     
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    So I guess this is a forum of Subaru owners! :ROFLMAO:

    My aunt just bought a 2018 Subaru Outback. Looks nice. Her husband owns a Subaru Impreza wrx, one of the early 2000's nice models before they got ugly (in my opinion).
     
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    Jeep patriot here
     
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    Wow this brings back memories. My dad had a mid 70's Chevy impala station wagon. Learned how to drive in that beast. It was used to haul merchandise for my dad's business and I spent many hours loading and unloading.
     
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    Our "truck" is an 02 Passat wagon V6-AWD 212,000 miles. I put a roof rack on it to improve it's capacity.
    It's like our old Subaru, just better. Wagons RULE!
     
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    dodge guy. 01 dodge dakota sport first vehicle, 09 dodge caliber , 15 jeep patriot. station wagon is not a suv. my patriot is a a suv.
     
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    I don't know a 2015 patriot looks a lot like a station wagon to me :)
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    the dodge magnum looks more like a station wagon then the jeep patriot Capture.PNG
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Jeep Wagoneer

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    Jeep Patriot
    Looks like a wagon to me only shorter in length!

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    Troutredds You can call me Red

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    My sisters, brothers and I were hauled around in this: a 1972 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser, complete with wood paneling and a rear-facing third row of "Naugahyde" bench seats... Definitely a station wagon. IMG_4719.JPG
    I believe today's modern-day station wagon is the "crossover" vehicle. Just about every major auto maker builds a version. Our latest is a Mazda CX-9. It has three rows of seating, like Dad's old V8, just flashier, with modern bells and whistles: IMG_4361.JPG
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    We had one of these back in the day,lol!

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    Troutredds You can call me Red

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    Pinto wagon? :ROFLMAO: ...with the door closed on the seatbelt strap?!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Lol, I didn't notice that! Ours was a lighter peach color then that one. I guess they all should have been a "Lemon" yellow tho :happy:
     
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    Rode many a miles in a '72 Vega wagon. I was a great car, $1.75 got us gas to the lake!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I remember when gas was 30 some cents a gallon in maybe 1970 and in 1980 it went up to $1.20.
    We could actually just go out for a drive for no reason in those early days of life
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