Tag: wagons

12 Posts

What's Not Too Big or Small, but Just Right?
Jul 02, 2020

What's Not Too Big or Small, but Just Right?

Dear Car Talk

Our listener wants the perfect car for a cross county move

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Pontiac GTO station wagon
Feb 07, 2018

Weird and Wonderful Wagons

Jim Motavalli

The most unlikely cars get converted to station wagons, or "estates" as the British call them. Meet the Mustang, Corvette, Cadillac and T-Bird grocery getters.


2017 Mini Cooper Clubman is a small wagon
Mar 31, 2016

The New Mini Clubman: Bigger Than Ever

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

The redesigned Mini Clubman. For better or worse, the small wagon is bigger than ever. Read the full review here. 

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Sep 19, 2014

Forget that SUV: Five Great Alternatives

Jim Motavalli

Wish the high-center-of-gravity, low MPG SUV would just… go away? It’s not going to. But, here are some much better options, in our opinion.

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Jun 03, 2014

Way, Way Back: The '60s Through the Back of a Station Wagon

Jim Motavalli

The sight of a tri-colored Buick Caballero kid hauler sends the author back in time, like Proust's madeleines. The 50s and 60s were all about wood-paneled wagons for Americansof a certain age. 

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2014 Volvo V60 Diesel Hybrid review
Jan 24, 2014

Volvo V60 Diesel Hybrid: The “It” Car that Isn’t

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

This plug-in diesel hybrid gives devotees of Volvo wagons a million reasons to celebrate. But don't pop the champagne cork just yet...there's a big catch.

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Volvo wagons
Oct 14, 2013

All Aboard the Wagon Train

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Has Volvo taken the advice of Jamie Kitman? At long last, the return of the wagon to U.S. shores is nigh.

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Volvo design and fuel economy
Jan 27, 2012

On the Joys and Dangers of Being Swedish

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Volvos were once thought to be safe, long-lasting and fuel efficient. What happened?

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Mar 18, 2011

R.I.P. to Station Wagons: The Death of a Noble Breed

Jim Motavalli

The station wagon isn't really dead--like that Monty Python parrot, it's just resting, or maybe pining for the fjords.


recommendations for a station wagon to replace our suv
Dec 01, 2004

What's a good wagon for a recovering SUV driver?

Dear Car Talk

I know you guys don't like big SUVs so you'll be glad to hear that we are downsizing from an SUV to a wagon We are having trouble finding a wagon we like We want something sporty with some power...

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