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 Station wagon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sales of station wagons in the United States and Canada remained strong until 1984, when the Chrysler Corporation introduced the first minivans, derived from the K platform, which, ironically, also was the platform for the Plymouth Reliant and Dodge Aries station wagon models which the minivan would soon eclipse.
This explains why station wagons were not updated for consecutive generations in a model's life in Japan: for instance, while a sedan might have a model life of four years, the wagon was expected to serve eight — the 1979 Toyota Corolla wagon is an example (it was built until 1987).
Station wagons were the victims of Detroit's downsizing trend after 1976, and vehicle choice was limited to which SUVs like the Chevrolet Suburban and van conversions (GMC Vandura) filled the void of station wagon sales.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Station_wagon   (3049 words)

  
 Wagons Ho! Young designers rediscover the station wagon
Station wagons started earning their unglamorous reputation - and their name - in the U.S. during the early 1900s, when they were used by rail companies as a means of transporting commuting suburbanites to and from railroad stations.
Station wagons originally consisted of wood bodies mounted on a steel frame, hence the "woody" moniker of some famous old models, which begat the cheesy fake wood grain that distinguished many forgettable designs of the 1960s and 1970s.
Now, station wagons will reduce ride heights and profiles practically back to normal, yet retain the passenger-carrying and utility (and in many cases, the AWD chassis) current buyers so covet in their SUVs and trucks.
wardsautoworld.com /ar/auto_wagons_ho_young   (2123 words)

  
 Land-Rover 107 Station Wagons
A 1956 station wagon is noticeably different in the body cappings on B pillar to later model 107" station wagons.
In time, the style of chassis that the 107" station wagon has was to become the chassis for all long wheel base Land Rovers; because of its nature it could made into the station wagon and was not too difficult to turn into a normal pick up Land Rover and certainly not vice versa.
The idea for the long station wagon must have arrived on the scene at around the same time as the 86" station wagon, however one major set back was in the way for a long station wagon - the chassis.
www.4wdonline.com /LandRover/Series/S1/107sw.html   (1008 words)

  
 Station Wagons - MSN Autos
Wagons appeal to some consumers who are tired of the minivan image as a traditional family hauler and want something different.
Among other small wagons are the Subaru Impreza, which delivers a sporty ride in its high-performance WRX version, its platform sibling the Saab 9-2X, and the sporty-looking Lexus IS 300 SportCross.
The 2005 V50 is the second generation small wagon from Volvo, replacing the V40 that first came to the U.S. for 2000.
autos.msn.com /advice/article.aspx?contentid=2898&src=vdg&brand=volvo   (1038 words)

  
 A station wagon history.....
By the end of the decade, the station wagon was firmly ensconced as the family vehicle of choice.
Although Chevrolet had introduced the first all-steel station wagon body in 1935 (the first Suburban), followed later by Willys in 1946, both were still built off a truck chassis (the Chevy from a panel delivery truck chassis, and the Willys off a civilian version of the Jeep).
That is why station wagons of the 50's are held in such high regard by collectors and the general population alike.
www.stationwagon.com /history.html   (2637 words)

  
 Open Directory - Recreation: Autos: Enthusiasts: Station Wagons
Station Wagon: A Suburban Staple - Student's project describing the evolution of station wagons from 1929 to 1996, with particular emphasis on older woodies.
SHO Station Wagons - Description and photographs of Ford's one-off SHO station wagon built as a study project.
The rich heritage and cultural significance of the station wagon is appreciated through humor, artwork, technical advice, and car stories.
dmoz.org /Recreation/Autos/Enthusiasts/Station_Wagons   (507 words)

  
 VWvortex Forums: The Station Wagon- 75 years
The station wagon would become a mainstay of the American automotive landscape and beyond for decades to come and has endured in some form or another in some place or another despite the onslaught of SUVs and minivans.
Whilst wagons moved from being genuine "woodies" to being all-steal, Ford retained pseudo-wood panelling for its flagship wagons, a style which was imitated by GM and Chrysler in the 1960s to signify top of the range wagons.
Wagons are great, they can go to the store, they can go camping, they can go to the dumps, they can haul your friends and their luggage to/from the airport and dogs love 'em.
forums.vwvortex.com /zerothread?id=1479631   (2772 words)

  
 Project 1
Station wagons were first introduced to American suburbanites as a way of transportation to and from the railroad station.
Station wagons have come a long way from the boxy, wooden cars they once were.
Almost every station wagon has back seats that are able to be folded down, so when the car is not loaded with people, the cargo bay's size can be increased for additional space.
www.otal.umd.edu /~vg/mssp96/ms06/project1.html   (651 words)

  
 MODEL A TRADER Gallery - 1928 Std. Phaeton
The 1931 Station Wagon, still designated type 150-B, was virtually identical to the 1930 model with several additional metal parts painted Manila Brown instead of the Black finish used in the previous year.
The wooden bodies for the Station Wagon were assembled at both the Murray Body and Baker Raulang Companies from subassemblies supplied by Ford.
Exterior color selection on the Wagon was limited to Manila Brown, with wheels, fenders, and most of the remaining structural metal finished in Black.
www.modelatrader.com /photogallery/matphotos/pierce/pierccar.html   (391 words)

  
 Models of 2000s Station Wagons
The station wagon based SUV that flourished in the 1990s rolled toward a more conservative trend.
With the big wagons gone mid and small wagons (mostly imports) remain in the cracks of the marketplace.
This was the start of a trend in wagon history; vehicles that are not quite cars and not quite SUVs and not quite minivans.
www.lastsummer.com /wagon/list200.html   (341 words)

  
 Pontiac Firebird Station Wagon Concept Cars
The concept was to put out a Firebird station wagon that would provide a performance car to the public.
The white wagon has long since been destroyed in a fire, so this is now a one-of-a-kind and is all factory original with no modifications.
A silver wagon and gold wagon were built (total of two) and were 100% factory original as they appear below.
www.indiemonkey.com /firebird   (657 words)

  
 Jeep Station Wagon
Le Station Wagon reçoit en 1950 une nouvelle calandre en coupe-vent dotée de cinq barres horizontales et enjolivée de chromes, des ailes avant aux bords arrondis ainsi que des passages de roues arrière plus rectangulaires.
Le Station Wagon est animé par le classique moteur Willys quatre cylindres Go-Devil L4-134 de 65 chevaux.
A partir de 1962, la gamme est complétée avec la commercialisation des Station Wagon 6-230 disponibles en deux et quatre roues motrices et dotés de l'inédit moteur Kaiser six cylindres Tornado 6-230 de 140 chevaux à arbre à cames en tête et distribution par chaîne.
perso.wanadoo.fr /morbius/jeep.stationwagon/historique.html   (630 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of quarter-inch tapes
Tapes were loaded into a station wagon, driven to the airport, and then flown to Australia.
There's an often cited quote, usually expressed as "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tape" (somtimes as "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway") that's attributed to Andrew Tanenbaum although sometimes to a Warren Jackson (Director, Computer Science University of Toronto).
The quote is in reference to a notion that in the early days of Usenet, the newsfeed (which was delivered via UUCP) to Australia had to be airmailed weekly since there was no connection between continents (the founder of Uunet for a while maintained the only connection between North American and Europe).
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A678576   (424 words)

  
 CanadianDriver: Motoring Memories - Jeep All-Steel Station Wagon, 1946-1962
The Jeep station wagon made history by pioneering a new type of more luxurious sport-utility vehicle, one that went on to become an extremely popular model.
The wagon was refined and improved, and four-wheel drive finally became an option in 1949.
Thus it was surprising that the Jeep wagon had two-wheel drive, probably because Willys was touting it more as a car than as a utility vehicle.
www.canadiandriver.com /articles/bv/jeep_wagon.htm   (800 words)

  
 KIA Rio Station Wagon Offers Real Affordability
The Rio station wagon is based on the very successful Rio sedan that was introduced in America in August 2000 and has already become a hugely successful model.
With the addition of the Rio station wagon, Kia will have three distinct entries in the basic small segment, making it an even stronger power to be reckoned with in that portion of the market.
The addition of the Rio station wagon brings the Kia U.S. model lineup to seven distinct vehicles: Optima midsize sedan, Rio subcompact sedan, Sephia compact sedan, Sportage sport-utility vehicle, Sportage 2-Door Convertible and the Spectra sporty hatchback sedan.
www.theautochannel.com /news/2001/01/05/012289.html   (914 words)

  
 worldclassicautos/Edsel Ranger Pacer Corsair Citation Station Wagon
The Roundup was a 2dr Station Wagon with seating for 6.
All the 1958 Edsel Station Wagons were built off the 116" Ford Station Wagon Platform.
The Villager was a 4dr wagon with seating with seating for 6 or 9.
www.worldclassicautos.com /bg-files/bg-edsel.htm   (765 words)

  
 tata.com : Tata Engg rolls out Indigo Station Wagon
The station wagon is an extension of the compact car platform, on which the company has already launched the hatchback (Indica) and sedan (Indigo) version in India.
The Indigo Station Wagon has McPherson strut suspension at the front and a 3-link, independent suspension at the rear for maximum ride comfort and handling.
Telco is looking towards launching the station wagon in India around April this year.
www.tata.com /tata_motors/media/20030305.htm   (327 words)

  
 My $5 Ford Fairlane Station Wagon Page
Would you pay $5 for this Ford Fairlane Station Wagon?
In addtion, this is an 8-passenger wagon with a rear-facing third-seat.
The `66 Ford is also the first wagon to have a door-gate.
www.geocities.com /MotorCity/Garage/9066/webdoc1.html   (343 words)

  
 '57 station wagon is sweet
With his sweet-looking - and sweet-sounding - 1957 Oldsmobile Fiesta station wagon, Dick completely turns the perception of the station wagon on its head.
The lowdown on Gilbert resident Bill Dick's 1957 Oldsmobile Fiesta station wagon.
The wagon, Dick says, had been sitting around for almost 20 years and was a total mess.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/mesa/articles/1130gr-fiestaZ11.html   (313 words)

  
 EL Station Wagon Overview.
Probably the biggest change to the rear of the station wagon visually, all EL wagon tail lights received a clear (white / opaque) coloured turning indicator rather than the amber coloured one of the EF.
Courtesy of the EF XR6 wagon, a sports suspension option was available which while deteriorating the ride quality sharply, produced quite a good handling wagon despite the ancient technology.
It makes you wonder whether companies like Ford see Wagon Customers as second class citizens (Ford were not the only ones to do this as Holden kept the VN wagon's tail end right through to VS).
www.trueblueford.com /ELwagon.html   (956 words)

  
 THE MARINA'S STATION WAGON -A- MANIA!
Station wagons are almost gone now, having been supplanted almost entirely by sport utility vehicles and minivans.
Wagon designers turned their attention to the rear of the cars, devising at least a half-dozen different ways to open and close a tailgate.
Wagons may be gone from dealers' showrooms but they live on in the hearts, minds and garages of many Land Yacht lovers.
members.aol.com /landyacht9/cargo.html   (1554 words)

  
 Station wagon links
There was one Ford Taurus SHO station wagon built by Ford, at the request of Car and Driver magazine (it was featured on the cover of their April 1993 issue).
Here's another one of Michael P. Lascuola's wagon pages, this time of a 1964 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Station Wagon (it has links for slow, medium, and fast connections).
Dedicated to the Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser wagon, which continues to be one of the more popular wagons for collectors.
www.stationwagon.com /links.html   (1320 words)

  
 New Opel Astra Station Wagon Unveiled
The dynamic and elegant station wagon can be ordered beginning in June, and European dealers will have it in their showrooms in October.
The Astra station wagon, which will first be produced in Bochum/Germany and shortly thereafter also in Antwerp/Belgium, will be available with the same broad engine range as the five-door model.
Already proven in the Vectra station wagon, the patented FlexOrganizer system for versatile and secure storage of goods was further enhanced for the Astra, with the horizontal side rails in anodized aluminum.
www.germancarfans.com /news.cfm/newsID/2040519.002/opel/1.html   (1033 words)

  
 Not Your Mother's Station Wagon - CBS News
The popularity of station wagons continues to grow, and David Champion of Consumer Reports offered a look at some of the latest and greatest models.
Although, they're no longer called that; instead, manufacturers are calling them "sport wagons" or "crossover vehicles" or "car-based SUVs." It all means the same thing: it's a vehicle that's built on the same platform as a car, but is a little taller than a sedan and has all-wheel drive (AWD).
Any wagon with AWD is designed to help drivers in inclement weather, not to drive over shrubs and rocks.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/08/19/earlyshow/living/main787473.shtml   (515 words)

  
 212 Export Station Wagon - s/n 0086E - FerrariChat.com
This car was several times rebodied, also 1951 into a Station Wagon by Vignale, used as a spareparts transporter for the Carrera Panamericana Mexico in Nov. 1951 - before it was rebodied again into a Spyder.
Here is the story of another Ferrari Station Wagon based on a 212 Export, fixed originally with a Fontana body - s/n 0086E
Shortly after that is was rebodied as Wagon (Giardinetta) by
ferrarichat.com /forum/showthread.php?t=7570   (410 words)

  
 Larry’s Chevy II Nova Station Wagon Page
Nova station wagons, from the 2 and 3 seat models to custom "sedan delivery" projects will be included here.
I have power window regulators for Chevy II station wagons for sale.
There were tens of thousands of Chevy II wagons made between 1962 to 1967, but today, they are seldom seen on the streets.
www.geocities.com /MotorCity/Downs/2779   (786 words)

  
 BMW's Slippery Station Wagon
When I lived in Germany, where station wagons are more popular than they are in the U.S., I always had the idea that I would one day buy a BMW station wagon.
This makes the Sport Wagon handle much like a traditional rear-wheel-drive BMW sedan, but also makes it less stable than it might be on snow and ice, at least until the traction control kicks in.
The Sport Wagon has several other cool features I really like: The keyless starting and entry system is very handy when, say, you come out of a store with you arms full of purchases.
www.businessweek.com /autos/content/feb2006/bw20060207_378494.htm   (1517 words)

  
 Gilding the Station Wagon (washingtonpost.com)
Engine/transmissions: The 2005 Mazda6 Sport Wagon is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, 24-valve V-6 engine that develops 220 horsepower at 6,300 revolutions per minute and 192 foot-pounds of torque at 5,000 rpm.
Besides, for 2005, the Mazda6 wagon offers an excellent compromise transmission-- the optional six-speed Mazda Sport A/T, an automatic transmission that also can be shifted manually, and that has the added virtues of saving more gasoline and contributing to fewer tailpipe emissions than many manual gearboxes.
There is a rear air spoiler atop the rear hatch door, as if someone really is going to drive the wagon fast and hard enough to even hint at giving that cosmetic piece redeeming functional value.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A17276-2005Feb11.html/?nav=lb   (1043 words)

  
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