Last post on Feb 21, 2007 at 9:37 AM
You are in the Wagons
What is this discussion about?
#1420 of 1426 Re: Station Wagon [li_sailor]
Jun 24, 2005 (12:23 pm)
I remember those country squire wagons of the 70's, those things had body on frame, and independent front suspensions. They could be driven thru fire roads and except for ground clearance issues, they were okay. They could even tow 3500 pounds without the need of complex oil and power steering coolers like the Pilot.
So after going thru my 04 EXL PIlot, I said to myself , what an uncanny resemblance, its my Daddy's station wagon, and I bought it because it reminded me so much of that Station Wagon I wanted as kid, because it had seating for 8.
Jun 27, 2005 (8:21 am)
That's basically the replacement.
There was actually the minivan inbetween, but it went from wagon to minivan to SUV for the family vehicle of choice.
So, what's next? Crossovers?
#1422 of 1426 Re: Yup [ateixeira]
Nov 11, 2005 (1:46 pm)
Interesting, It is sort of the rugged all road type vehical (SUV) has/is moving towards the station wagon, while the 'soccer mom vehical' (or SMV I guess) has gone from the station wagon to the SUV (now w/ many with 4WD optional, who would of ever thought that you would hear of a 2wd jeep).
Jul 24, 2006 (4:33 pm)
i need to know what what a buick roadmaster station wagon is considered due to window tinting laws differ between cars & suvs and they do not consider a wagon in a class by itself for some reason. on our registration it says SW for stationwagon.. but the car tint place says it is either a car or suv.. help plz?
#1424 of 1426 Re: Car or SUV? [caroldiane]
Jul 25, 2006 (9:26 am)
Car, I'm pretty sure. Back then they were not expoiting the loopholes the way they are today. For instance, I believe Dodge calls the Magnum a multi-purpose vehicle, so it would be fall under "suv" to your tint shop.
#1425 of 1426 2007 Honda CR-V OR 2007 VW Passat Wagon 2.0T - Suggestions?
Feb 20, 2007 (12:45 pm)
2007 Honda CR-V
Iam in the market for a 2007 CR-V EX-L With Navi. Based on my research during the last few days, Understood
that CR-V is going MSRP (The Max i could come up with is MSRP - $500) and Still Wait for a few weeks to
actually get the car delivered.
Here are my questions..
(1). Do any of the NEW CR-V Owners feel that the low end torque is little less?? (I felt it when i was test
driving yesterday -- Propably because its a 4 Cyl Fuel Efficient SUV and we never owned a SUV before).
(2). I also felt that the engine noise was little more particularly when the CR-V starts accelarating?
Are (1) and (2) -- something that is expected from a Fuel Eff 4 Cyl SUV??
VW Passat Wagon 2.0T --
After my initial impression with CR-V (Particularly MSRP on the CR-V).. Iam starting to think towards
07 VW Passat Wagon 2.0T with Package # 2 and NAVI
My driving impressions were good on this, However i might loose some space for the rear seats compared to CR-V
Liked the EPA Mileage and Truck Space.
With all the gadgets this is just $2k over the CR-V (I was offered below invoice).
However iam concerned about the reliability of VW and Any feedback on the VW NAVI(Could not see one yesterday
on the dealers lot, Does it do Voice Recognition?)
Comments are welcome and Thanks in Advance..
#1426 of 1426 Re: 2007 Honda CR-V OR 2007 VW Passat Wagon 2.0T - Suggestions? [pro5moh]
Feb 21, 2007 (9:37 am)
A couple of other things to think about - the VW is a turbo and needs premium fuel. I doubt your maintenance costs will be as low as the Honda. Plus, no AWD, less ground clearance, if that matters to you.
Advantages? Better handling, probably less noise.
Honda's NAV wins all kinds of awards, so I bet it's much easier to use.
No experience with VW, but I took a road trip with a buddy in his S4 convertible (sweet!) and the thing I liked least about it was the NAV. Took him a good 15 minutes once to find a single address, which you enter key by key (no touch screen).
Try before you buy, that's all.