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Post your comments about upcoming wagons (real or concept) below. Thanks for your participation!
Aug 09, 2004 (10:55 am)
Ya say ya wanna wagon?
I got yer wagon right here:
Oh my goodness. Can you imagine pickin' up a couple bags of planting mix and a flat or two of Marigolds from Homeless Despot in that?
Aug 09, 2004 (11:33 am)
And getting home very fast, yes. :o)
#278 of 305 Jaguar X-Type Sportwagon
Sep 15, 2004 (2:18 pm)
Just saw a rear 3/4-view of alleged new 2005 Jag X-Type Sportwagon, with "a distinctive new bodystyle" that to my eye looks an awful lot like a rebadged Mazda6 wagon. Also powered by a 3.0 V-6 with 5-speed AT (but AWD and 7 more horses on Jag). The entire rear end looks like a Mazda6 wagon in layout and styling; also the roof rails, fuel cover, squared mirrors, side rub strips, wheel wells, and wheel spokes seem the same; and, disappointingly, there's no traditional "flexed hip muscle" look to the fenders. Both are now built by Ford.
Is that right? That the small baby Jag is built on the Mazda6 platform? So, Mazda owners are driving a Jag on the cheap! (Or Jag buyers are getting a costly Mazda?)
Sep 15, 2004 (3:39 pm)
Jag X-Type is on the Mondeo platform I believe.
There is a world of difference in materials, gear and running gear in Jag offerings from any corporate siblings, though.
Personally, I see value, just not enough to make me want the X-Type estate. I don't think it's inspiring to look at, unlike the Mazda 6 you mentioned, and there are other options in a wagon that call to me with much more of the siren's song. A4 or S4 come to mind immediately...
Sep 16, 2004 (7:22 am)
Yeah, they're on different platforms.
Mazda3 shares a platform with the Euro Focus and the new S40 and V50.
Mazda6 will share a platform with the Fusion and its Mercury clone. The name escapes me right now.
The Jag has been around for a while. The X-Type estate went on sale in Europe before the Mazda6 wagon was for sale here in the US, at least. So I'm not sure I'd give Mazda credit for the styling.
Mazda did show the 6 wagon concept way back in April 2002, at NAIAS, but the Jaguar was probably already designed by then.
X-Type also has AWD, something only the MazdaSpeed version of the 6 will offer.
Oct 14, 2004 (10:09 am)
I glanced through past messages and found nothing about the upcoming xc70.
Heard a new re-designed version will be available in a few months. Does anyone have info about the 06 xc70.
Oct 14, 2004 (2:15 pm)
Dewey, be sure to check in at the Volvo V70 / XC70 discussion as well.
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#283 of 305 correct me if wrong..
Dec 14, 2004 (1:21 pm)
Isn't the Saab 9-2X basically an upgraded Subaru WTI? A Good car in any event.
Dec 14, 2004 (1:46 pm)
WRX wagon, but not STi.
#285 of 305 Re: correct me if wrong.. [kurtamaxxguy]
Dec 15, 2004 (6:38 am)
Yes and no.
The 9-2x Aero is an upgraded Impreza WRX wagon.
The 9-2x Linear is an upgraded Impreza RS wagon.