Last post on Aug 09, 2008 at 8:36 PM
You are in the Wagons
What is this discussion about?
Post your comments about upcoming wagons (real or concept) below. Thanks for your participation!
#286 of 305 How about another crossover truck?
Dec 22, 2005 (11:22 am)
I've had about every kind of car u can imagine (51 so far), and usually buy something that is versatile enough to actually haul something (except for the 10 Corvettes I've had). Best combination so far was the ElCamino (I've had 5 of them). They make several versions in Australia (favorites are Holden Maloo and Ford Pursuit), but for some reason, in the US we're still stuck with little pickups that don't have any performance and get poor gas mileage, and big behemoth trucks that no one can feed or park. Closest they've come is the SSR, but it's a joke, in looks, hauling capability, and price! I know the new GTO with a 6 speed is capable of 30 MPG hwy... so why not bring the truck version here? It's all about power to weight ratio and aerodynamics... DUH
Dec 22, 2005 (7:07 pm)
Maybe we're ready for another round of those, eh? Ford could use the Crown Vic platform (as opposed to re-certifying a whole new car and powertrain). GM could use the GTO platform and engine, though it might cost too much.
#288 of 305 Re: Utes [ateixeira]
Dec 23, 2005 (9:39 am)
It's funny... if u look at the trucks that are racing in NASCAR, u won't see any jacked up 4X4s. It's ALL about aerodynamics !!!!
Dec 23, 2005 (9:52 am)
I always liked the VW pickup as a car based pickup. Handled very, and got 50 mpg with the diesel. Very usefull, without being jacked up, cladded and supersized.
It seems like car makers think everybody who might want a truck needs to tow a houseboat.
Dec 23, 2005 (4:45 pm)
Your choices are endless. Fiat makes one, Chevy makes one, VW makes one, and Ford makes one. All compact, perhaps even sub-compact in some cases. Cheap too.
They usually carry 500kg, not a bad payload for a little truck.
#291 of 305 Re: Move to Brazil [ateixeira]
Dec 24, 2005 (10:56 am)
Well since I can't move to Brazil... or Australia... or New Zealand... or anywhere else they sell pickups that get good gas mileage, all I can do is bitch
#292 of 305 Re: Move to Brazil [superglide]
Dec 24, 2005 (8:37 pm)
Hehehehe superglide...Merry Christmas..Bah humbug...Jack
#293 of 305 Car Trend of the Year: CUVs
Mar 15, 2006 (2:52 pm)
Although 2006 is not half over, it seems like this might be the year of the CUV. There are several CUVs hitting the market this summer which are likely to have a big impact: Mazda CX-7 and the Acura RDX. These cars along with the ones already here or also on their way (Ford Edge and a Lexus offering) promise to really define this category as well as make for heated competition.
From what I have read, these cars are viewed as entry-level premium vehicles that combine performance, luxury and all weather capabilities. These cars make no pretense at being off road cars; they are car based vehicles which are designed to handle like cars and offer better gas mileage than their SUV counterparts.
These cars also offer a more realistic alternative to the majority of SUV owners: car designed more the way they actually use their cars while offering a more macho image than a wagon.
Mar 15, 2006 (8:34 pm)
are IMO really just station wagons (or hatchbacks for the smaller ones), which is really the most practical body style for most people. They just have to have that pretend "macho/SUV" look for all the people afraid of looking uncool driving a wagon.
#295 of 305 No midsize wagons under 25000
May 01, 2006 (6:01 am)
I'm a family man looking for a decent midsize to large wagon under 25000! Unless I missed something, there is only ONE, the Dodge Magnum SE which is under powered with a 2.7L engine! Is there a conspiracy out there with the goal of only rich people owning a decent size wagon! I REFUSE to go the SUV route! I despise SUVs, especially the gas guzzlers! I want a vehicle with versitility, fuel economy, decent power, and with at least 105 passenger volume all under 25000! Honda! Toyota! Hyundai! Is anyone listening!