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You are in the Wagons
What is this discussion about?
#1 of 483 The wave of the future?
Feb 10, 2002 (2:17 am)
They seem to be becoming more popular.
More useful than a sedan while only losing a little in performance. I hear they are popular in Europe, but I've never been there.
Audi has a wagon (avant) version of the S4 and S6 and the sports car beating RS4 (and an RS6?).
BMW has a wagon 330 and 540, and used to have an M5 wagon in Europe I believe.
Mercedes has a C32 wagon in Europe, not sure what else.
Does anyone else see these sort of cars coming here, and becoming popular?
Hopefully more popular than SUVs.
Feb 11, 2002 (2:02 am)
Not popular enough for anyone else to write about apparently.
#3 of 483 Don't forget the WRX Sportwagon...
Feb 11, 2002 (9:39 am)
This model has attracted a whole additional crowd the WRX allure. Besides, (hee hee) if you ask the wagon owners, we'll say we think it's more attractive than the sedan.
#4 of 483 wouldnt' forget it
Feb 11, 2002 (12:22 pm)
great little car at a great price. another example of what i'm talking about.
also the is300 sportcross. i'm sure there are more.
just looking for some comments on my "wave of the future" theory.
#5 of 483 Totally agree...
Feb 11, 2002 (6:01 pm)
Hang in there. I think this is a worthwhile thread to begin.
Feb 11, 2002 (7:36 pm)
i thought so, starting to wonder.
i think that there are a lot of really cool sports sedans. and i think more to come.
i'm hoping to get some more responses.
i have an s4, sedan. this weekend i was looking at the 2002 a4. however, i didn't really like the look too much. but the a4 avant(wagon) looked good. and it is more practical and gives up so little in performance.
#7 of 483 Yes, exactly...
Feb 12, 2002 (1:00 am)
this is the same formula I ran through my head when pontificating (love that word, LOL) between buying a WRX sedan or the sportwagon.
#8 of 483 what made you pick the wagon? looks? practicality?
Feb 12, 2002 (1:29 am)
there was a red wrx wagon at my old apartment complex. looked pretty sweet. must say i liked it better than the sedan.
for the current s4, i like the looks of the sedan better, a little, but not of the current a4.
plus, as i'm sure you'll agree, a wagon is more useful.
if i had more money than i needed (is that possible?) i'd love to have an audi s6 (only a wagon here in the u.s.). and then some smaller "sports car" for the weekends. pretty cool when the family hauler wagon (not that i have a family) can haul like a sports car when you want it to.
Feb 12, 2002 (1:30 am)
even if no one else is posting, maybe the two of us can keep this thread running until someone else does finally join in.
Feb 12, 2002 (7:43 am)
I love the idea of sports wagons. I really don't like sedans because they never have enough headroom in the back (rear window comes in too sharply these days and I don't like to slouch) I have always like hatch backs - have an Integra hatch right now, but I have 3 kids that were not around when that car was new, and 4 doors would be nice.
I would love an Integra (RS-X)wagon that maintains the character of my car. Too bad honda doesn't make a Civic SI wagon, or Toyota a Corolla wagon with improved handling (I know they have the matrix - but it is so ugly). I really like light tossable vehicles that handle well and get good gas mileage. Right now the Jetta is probably the closest match out there for me - I am even intrigued by the diesel engine.