By on August 22, 2019

1993 Volvo 240 Wagon in Colorado junkyard, LH rear view - ©2018 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars

We know, we know — you aren’t. Almost no one is, which handily explains why new wagons are now rarer in North America than sobriety on the first night of Woodstock. Or virginity on the last. It wasn’t always the case, though, as once upon a time a great herd of long-roofed family haulers roamed freely across the vast expanses of pre-Millenium America.

We’re left with premium niche models, and that’s that. Deal with it. This Question of the Day isn’t designed to make you pick favorites from among the skimpy crowd of remaining estate cars, but to think back to those halcyon (or perhaps traumatizing) days before you earned your driver’s license.

Unless you’re a member of Generation Z or a late Millennial, chances are your family owned a wagon at one point — or even cycled through a number of them. Absolutely none of these vehicles was built with the aim of carving canyons or pulling off a record 0-60 run.

Adaptive suspension? What’s that?

A transmission with more than four speeds? Dream on.

Twin turbos and all-wheel drive? Maybe AMC drivers could boast of the latter.

Back then, especially among domestic makes, sporting prowess was entirely dependent on displacement and the steely nerves of the driver in charge, not a team of engineers carefully calculating the best damper tuning for nights on end. Technology barely entered the equation. These were vehicles built to haul a lot of stuff and a lot of kids to the store and school and soccer and the lake and grandma’s house and every other destination in a parent or couple’s boring, drab, mundane life. And yet somehow a few loud Car Twitter personalities can’t fathom why crossovers are popular.

Hmmm… ever notice how wagon and minivan sales (and yes, sedans) keep sliding while crossovers keep rising? It couldn’t possibly be that non-auto journos budget for a vehicle that ticks the most boxes on their long list of needs, not one of which is canyon-carving excellence? But I digress!

One of the highlights of the dismal third season of Stranger Things was watching Nancy pull a 180 in a stately Mercury Colony Park, which immediately triggered memories of my wagon-tinged childhood. This weekend’s announcement of the pending arrival of Audi’s RS 6 Avant obviously turbocharged those recollections.

There was the first-gen Escort wagon that, if I recall correctly, was offloaded in a hurry due to head gasket failure. Then there was the beige Reliant wagon my dad bought from a friend. It also didn’t last long. The ’83 Olds Cutlass Cruiser lasted the longest, providing my family with dependable V8-powered transportation (but less than stellar gas mileage) from 1992 to 1997. And that was it for wagons in our clan.

What about you, B&B — what’s the most memorable wagon from your childhood (or, if applicable, adulthood)?

Also — if it showed up in your driveway tomorrow, would you keep it?

[Image: ©2018 Murilee Martin/TTAC]

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  • avatar
    bullnuke

    My dad traded our ’57 BelAir (2dr hard top, white over dusk pearl with black and silver interior, 283 w/4bbl and Powerglide) for a new ’59 Chevy station wagon – a dark blue two door Brookwood with the ubiquitous 235 stovebolt 6 and Powerglide. Quite a shocking change for me but at age 8 I was enthralled with the wind-down tailgate window and the license plate that pivoted down when the tailgate was lowered. Acres of room inside. Dad put snow tires on it in the winter and I readily remember the rather loud and intrusive drone of those tires echoing through the wide open spaces in that car. No power steering – I remember dad spinning that steering wheel lock-to-lock (I’m thinking that it was probably 5 or 6 total turns of the wheel) maneuvering it into our extended Model-T sized garage from the one lane alley behind the house. He was a salesman for Beechnut Baby Food at the time and drove it all over Western Ohio putting around 30k miles on it before trading again in ’60 for one of the first Corvair’s.

  • avatar
    Pig_Iron

    I drive a Hyundai Accent wagonette which I choose because it has a geared transmission and a wheelbase long enough to handle my utility trailer. I learned this from my Dad who hauled heavy cast iron machine tools with a Country Squire big block, C6, Class-III load leveler, braked tandem axle set up. Mine works so well, I find myself checking that it’s still back there. :-)

  • avatar
    Rnaboz

    It was like the last day of woodstock in my parents Pinto wagon (1974?). Owned a 1995 Volvo 850 GLT purple with grey leather. Too bad the volvo nickel and dimed me, or I would still have it.

  • avatar
    GTL

    My second car was a 1965 Opel Kadett 2-door wagon with a manual floor shift. The shift lever was about 3 feet long! (I exaggerate, but it was long). My buddies and I had a great time camping and cruising in it, but it was no chick magnet. With all of 46 hp, the gas pedal has 2 positions – on and off.

    Alas, I t-boned a pickup that ran a stop sign, more that totaling it. I was uninjured (was wearing my lap belt, no shoulder belt), but my brother went into the windshield and sliced his face up badly. Ironically, I was picking him up after a driver’s ed class. The teacher visited him in the hospital and took his driver’s ed book. The teacher showed that book to all of his subsequent classes saying, “The blood on this book was from a student that did not wear his seat belt”.

    FWIW. my brother recovered with minimal scarring.

    • 0 avatar
      dukeisduke

      I’m glad your brother recovered okay. At 19 I t-boned a ’72 Impala using a ’73 Fiat 124 sedan, so I can attest to putting on a belt (just a lap belt in my case, too). I got a bloody nose from the steering wheel, but that was it. My passenger (a big guy) was unbelted, and put his elbow in the glovebox door. Fortunately he was just bruised. I had some neck and back pain for a few days.

    • 0 avatar
      Featherston

      As a newly licensed driver, one of my cousins hit another car at an intersection. Fortunately, both cars slowed down a bit before impact, and no one was badly hurt. The cousin, though, was not wearing her seatbelt, and was thrown diagonally forward into the A-pillar and glass of her parents’ Buick Estate. She got a nasty laceration on her forehead.

      The funny detail is that the cousin in question was and remains very pretty. Upon hearing of the accident, at least two people asked, “Is her face OK?” A family friend who is an oral surgeon works near the ER where she was taken, and he stepped in to do a slower, more careful job of stitching than she likely would have gotten from the residents on duty. Very faint scar, but you kind of have to already know it’s there to see it.

      – – –

      My family never had a wagon, but I distinctly remember riding to Bicentennial fireworks in my neighbors’ B-body. I think it was an Olds, though it may have been a Chevrolet; I was very little. There were 10 of us between the two families, and I think we all fit. (One of the neighbors older kids may have been off with friends.) I was in one of the neighbors’ daughters’ laps in the rear-facing seat, and the “Glide-away” clamshell was open as we drove across town. I remember being able to lean forward toward the rear bumper and see the pavement going by.

  • avatar
    spookiness

    We never had a wagon. The ones I remember though were family friends who had two Country Squires. One was about a 74, dark green, fairly basic, no A/C and really rusty and clapped out. The mom could pilot that thing like a boss though, and drove it hard. First time in memory of experiencing tire squeeling. They later bought one that was the last year of that body, ’78, slightly used, fully loaded with leather (vinyl?)and all the Late Brougham Epoch goodies like wire wheel covers, covered headlights, button tufty seats, etc.. It was pretty sweet. My wagon ownership was a Mazda Protege5, which some would argue is a hatchback but I always considered it a hatchback. Great car but a buzzbomb. Traded it for a Saab 9-2x which was not a good move.

  • avatar
    Arthur Dailey

    Country Squire fully optioned.
    VW Type III. Zero options.
    VW Type IV.
    Pinto Wagon.
    Country Squire (downsized style)
    Fairmont Wagon.
    Honda Civic Realtime AWD (Wagovan?).

    The Pinto was by far the worst. Although I thought that I had ‘bought it’ in the small Country Squire when some idiot going the opposite way pulled out to pass on a 2 lane road, and when I tried to blast the horn could not find it as Ford had changed from the traditional push on the steering wheel horn), I ended up off the road but with only minor ‘cosmetic’ damage to the vehicle.

    From the early 70’s to the early 80’s we had an inordinate number of Fords.

  • avatar
    Jeff S

    Our first station wagon was a 59 Plymouth Sport Suburban 9 passenger with factory air that my father bought in the Fall of 58 trading in 57 Chrysler Windsor with no air. We had moved from Dayton, OH in August 58 to Houston, TX with my 2 older brothers. My middle brother totaled the Plymouth in the Sept. 61 and for a while we had no car except my father’s employers car which was a 61 Ford Falcon. We went thru Hurricane Carla with the Falcon then my father bought a used 59 Buick Le Sabre 6 passenger wagon and in November took delivery of his new red 62 Chevy II 300 4 door with Power-glide. We later found out that the Buick had been flooded in the hurricane (nothing but trouble) and in 63 my father ordered a new 64 Impala 9 passenger wagon with air, luggage rack, and a 327 4 barrel which we had for 11 years. My father later bought a 6 passenger 77 Impala wagon used from Enterprise with a 350 4 barrels. Those 2 Chevy wagons were among the best and most reliable cars we had. My wife bought a new 94 Escort wagon with a 5 speed manual which we had for 7 years–great car with no issues. She traded that in for a 2000 Taurus which was traded in on a new 2013 CRV AWD which has been a great vehicle (the Taurus was great as well). So yes we are among those who switched from cars to crossovers and probably will never own another car.

    • 0 avatar
      dukeisduke

      Wow, how bad was it going through Carla? Living in Dallas, we usually just get rain and a little wind from the outer bands of hurricanes. It’s always weird seeing those curved band of clouds in the sky.

  • avatar
    TheDutchGun

    When I was growing up in southern Ontario in the 80s/ early 90s, I can think of a couple families with parisienne and whatever the chev equivalent wagon was at the time. These were the families with 3+ kids. My folks stopped at 2 kids so we went 4 door grand le mans, 6000, delta 88. Pretty classic 80s family sedan lineup there.

  • avatar
    dukeisduke

    There’s nothing wrong with that Volvo that a 302 and a five-speed couldn’t fix.

    #paulnewman #davidletterman

  • avatar
    Jeff S

    I liked the 327 and the 350 both good solid reliable engines with more than enough power.

  • avatar
    thegamper

    My first car was a silver 1982 Volvo 240 GLT? wagon. It had 4 speed manual with pushbutton overdrive that was basically a 5th gear. Turbo power, RWD, all leather clad, very high miles and only a little rust. Was a very nice car for a kid and had a huge amount of utility, totally flat load floor in excess of 6 feet. I recall it very fondly but I would guess that today I would consider it somewhere on the $hitbox spectrum.

    My parents had a Ford Escort Wagon, Chevy Celebrity wagon and then entered the minivan era. To be honest, I dont recall anything about those vehicles aside from their exterior color.

  • avatar
    -Nate

    SWMBO wanted a station wagon and I got lucky and found a 1984 Mercedes W123300TD greymarket fully optioned 7 passenger Diesel wagon with only 130,000 miles, slight collision damage, she loves it .

    I recently found a one owner, low mileage (under 40,000) brown Diesel wagon in *perfect* shape, no one wanted it…….

    (certainly not I who hates brown vehicles) .

    ? Are we supposed to list all the station wagons we owned or rode in back in the day ? . I’ve had quite a few, all were good but I’m not a wagon guy .

    -Nate

  • avatar
    saturnotaku

    1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S wagon. Ours was red with matching red interior and came equipped with the 3.3L V6 and 4-speed automatic. Sticker price was more than $18,000, which is about $32,000 in the Year or Our Lord 2019. At that point, it was the most expensive vehicle we ever bought. Our particular model had the optional “Rallye” instrument cluster that included a tachometer, oil temperature, and battery voltage gauges. The former allowed us to see how tall the overdrive was because even at 70 mph, the engine would turn less than 2,000 rpm. It was also equipped with the rear-facing “third-row” seat. The summer of my freshman year of college, my closest friends and I had a weekend get together to attend Wizard World Chicago. I borrowed the wagon so we would only need to take one car, and they thought the aft-most bench was the coolest thing ever. Big red soldiered on until 2009 when it had to be given the “ol Yeller treatment with more than 162,000 miles on the clock. My mom and I joked that we would ultimately bury my dad in it, that’s how much he loved it.

  • avatar
    Flipper35

    I am 51 and my parents have never had a wagon. Dad did have a Dodge Maxivan for hauling commercial flooring though.

  • avatar
    Land Ark

    In late 1987 we settled on a blue with woodgrain on blue off-demo Oldsmobile Customer Cruiser – just like the one in Demuro’s video, but a year newer with a few minor differences. At the time it was the nicest car either of my parents had ever owned. We had looked at the then-still-new Taurus wagon and the Chrysler Town and Country. We briefly looked at the Chevy Caprice wagon but it came with maroon vinyl seats. The Olds was much nicer for less money being a demo.
    If it showed up in my driveway I would not keep it. It was slow and temperamental and I do not understand the current fascination with cars like that.

    I currently own, and have since 2010, a 2007 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon. It has a turbo and AWD. I’ve done some very minor modifications to make it a bit faster than stock. I’ve gone full circle on Subaru since owning it. I desperately wanted it and started telling everyone I knew to buy a Subaru. Now, I recommend people look elsewhere and I much prefer Lexus.

  • avatar
    Jeff S

    Bad enough going thru Carla. We lost our power for several days and there were tornadoes all around us but fortunately we did not get hit. Heavy wind that you could not stand up in and hard rain. I was 9 years old at the time and my brothers were 17 and 15. My parents drove to Clear Lake and Galveston a few weeks after Carla and the damage was unbelievable. One place we stopped for gas in Galveston there was a nearby house moved off its foundation with the front porch remaining intact. The station attendant said that a drunk passed out on the porch while the hurricane hit and slept thru the hurricane without a scratch.

  • avatar
    lstanley

    I learned to drive in a mid 80s Pontiac Safari station wagon.

    It was one of two (one puke green with wood grain, the other a nicer light blue without woodgrain) that my high school used for drivers ed. I guess the spirit was that if you could successfully drive a giant late 80’s American station wagon on city streets, then driving your first car (probably a rusted Cavalier or oil burning Ford Bronco II) was going to be really easy.

  • avatar
    random1

    Man oh man. The first new car my father ever bought was a ’76 Datsun F10 wagon(if you can call it that, 3 door version). Followed by a ’79 Chevy Malibu Classic wagon. Red vinyl bench seats, but V8.
    We had a couple of GM sedans after that, followed by my favorite: Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser(I don’t recall what model year, 84ish). “Wood” side panelling. It came with a cassette in the player, with an Olds ad and a strange collection of popular songs. But man, I loved that car. 10 of us relatively easily squeezing in for trips to the Jersey shore. And really, our GMs mostly treated us well, racking up miles without much fuss.

    Fast forward and my first car was a ’98 Passat wagon, followed by a ’00 E320 Wagon(which I had until about 6mo ago). Sadly, currently wagonless, but I do have a GTI. Close….

  • avatar
    gtem

    1990 Honda Civic Wagon, bought to replaced a wrecked (rear ended) ’85 Civic sedan, which in turn replaced a rusty ’82 Civic Wagon.

    It was our primary family car when we bought it lightly used with 60k miles in 1995ish, stayed with us until 2006 when we bought a new 2007 Honda Fit. FWD, Automatic, a very nice color, “Cappuccino Brown Metallic.” Only options were Power steering, tach (standard on automatics but not manuals oddly) AM/FM cassette, rear deck speakers. 1.5L with throttle body injection. I wished so badly it was a stick shift by the time I started driving in high school, and had plans to swap it. As it was the powertrain wasn’t too much fun but that car was incredibly fun to throw into corners: very communicative steering, very low center of gravity despite the “tall wagon” look, classic doublewishbone Honda handling in full effect. We sold it as it was getting progressively rustier and I was tired of sanding and repainting every spring, we just felt it was time to move on. Sold it for a decent amount and even an extra $1400 on top of that by way of a friends’ neighbor backing their A6 into the door. The Fit that replaced it was a regression in every way except powertrain.

  • avatar
    threeer

    We never had a wagon, but the most memorable of my childhood was when we borrowed our neighbor’s LTD (this was in 1977) while we were shipping our ’76 Montego back to Germany. The LTD had wood grain AND power windows (I’d never experienced power windows until then). Glorious and quite fancy to the eyes of a young seven-year old.

    Now I drive a ’14 Jetta SW diesel (manual) and intend on driving the thing as long as I can. There are precious few wagons, much less wagons with a manual that are left out there. It might not be sexy, but I find myself turning around to look at it every time I walk away from it.

  • avatar
    JoeBrick

    I wish I had my old Volvo 240 wagon still. It was not too large outside, but seemed HUGE inside. It was a GREAT vehicle.

  • avatar
    WestoverAndOver

    GenX only child here… Only one true family wagon in my youth: Chevrolet Vega. My memories of that one consist of one car accident in it and also listening to my parents’ respective disdain over the car in general. My father replaced it with a stripper model ’80 GMC full-size truck, of all things. We also had a ’76 Pontiac Ventura at that time.

    In adulthood, I personally have owned three true wagons and one tall hatchback: ’95 Honda Accord LX Wagon, ’11 Volvo XC70, ’12 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI (yes, brown, no, just automatic), and ’03 Pontiac Vibe GT. I enjoyed each of them for various reasons, but my absolute favorite was the VW. I traded it for a ’14 JGC, which I still have. This trade occurred well before dieselgate. It was such a fun car, but will likely be my last wagon. We have a disagreement in my house about wagons. One decision-maker loves them, the other does not.

  • avatar
    TR4

    My Dad’s 1956 Hillman Husky that he had from about ’61 through ’64. Don’t think they were ever imported into USA. I remember going for lots of Sunday drives, usually at 35 mph for minimum petrol consumption. With its 1.3L side valve engine, it topped out at 65. Sometimes Dad would pour something into the carburetor while revving the engine and creating lots of blue smoke. This was supposed to cure sticking valves. Probably an old British version of Sea Foam. When their fourth child arrived, the Husky was traded for a 1962 Wolseley 15/60 which we kids liked much better.

  • avatar
    PrincipalDan

    Most memorable?

    Dear Ol’ Dad’s parade of box B-body’s provided by his employer painted up in a John Deere green and yellow livery. I got some wheel time and passenger time in them and a late 80s Pontiac Parisienne remains my favorite. Best combo of ride handling and comfort.

    My 1997 Escort wagon that was fairly loaded as compact cars go for that time period. Owned it from 2002 to 2009 when divorce took it away. Ex-wife promptly drove it into the ground. Loved that I brought a 32 in RCA tube TV home still in the box without folding the seats down. Also loved that when the transmission bit the dust my transmission guy rebuilt it with Mazda parts for firmer shifts and quicker downshifts.

    Of course my 2018 Regal TourX with a bit over 5,000 miles on it now. Lots of room for hauling. I brought a nice big Texas-Style smoker home in the box in early August. The box was 38 in wide and just fit in the opening. Something else I could bring home without removing the child seats. Ride is just compliant enough and handling along with the AWD system make me hunt for on-ramps etc to treat as my own personal skid pad.

    VIVA WAGONS!

    • 0 avatar
      TrailerTrash

      Mr Dan, I am so glad to hear you purchased the X. I am seeing them around parking lots these days. They look really fantastic to me, but I keep thinking maybe it is just me.
      The black one just a few days ago was stunning with the chrome across and down the roof.

  • avatar
    MoparRocker74

    I vaguely remember my parents’ ‘71-‘73 root beer brown Coronet wagon. It was bought before I was born in ‘74. I remember mom following behind the moving truck as we moved from NJ to TN in ‘79 then was sold along with Dad’ ‘69 CJ-5 for a ‘79 F150 Supercab. Nowadays, Id love to have a Mopar B body wagon of that vintage to restomod in a style aping the contemporary muscle cars. Sure it’s been done before but with good reason: it’s awesome!

    I’ve always wanted a Dodge Magnum from day one. A muscle car with plenty of utility and a still-desirable style? HELL yes! Before scoring my Challenger, I was pretty split on the Challenger vs the Magnum, it really came down to what I found first. My perfect Magnum slipped right by me before I could jump on it: a bone stock 50K mile midnight blue ‘05 R/T with grey leather and moonroof. V6 Mags tend to be cheap, tackily modded, thrashed and dirty but easily obtainable. Hemis…usually clean and well kept but clung to like grim death by owners who have no real replacement.

  • avatar
    TrailerTrash

    Suppose nobody agrees, but in my earlier years in sales, I put 3, 4 thousand miles a month on a beautiful all white Chevy Eurosport wagon.
    Had red/black lettering on sides black and a 3.8 with nice muffler rumble.
    Sad to see it go.

    http://www.motorbase.com/picture/profile/2014/10/04/chevrolet-celebrity-eurosport-wagon-white-fvl-1988/

    • 0 avatar
      TheDumbGuy-formerly JoeBrick

      @TrailerTrash- I have a personal question for you. How can you embrace such a name as “TrailerTrash” ? Do you accept that you are less than other people because of where you live or came from ? You make a name for yourself based on what you do and then live with it. But to accept such an insult and to adopt it as a pen name ? I find it odd and puzzling.

      • 0 avatar
        TheDumbGuy-formerly JoeBrick

        Sounds funny coming from “TheDumbGuy”, doesn’t it ? But I chose that name after being called a moron on this website. I hope that my posts prove me otherwise. I think they do. Cheers !

  • avatar
    dal20402

    The only true wagon in my history is the car in which I was brought home from the hospital: a white 1973 Mazda RX-3, manual. It liked to backfire in spectacular fashion an indeterminate amount of time after being turned off, which did not endear it to either young me or the neighbors. My mom kept it until I was five, when we moved abroad.

    I wouldn’t want it back; too stinky and not really my thing.

    Today, I find the Volvo V90 far and away the most appealing wagon on the market. The design is absolutely stunning inside and out, and if equipped with air suspension it’s nice to drive in a luxurious way. If it were available with the T8 plug-in powertrain, I could have talked my wife into looking at one instead of the XC60 T8 we were considering. But the V90 doesn’t come in T8 form, and any car that would be our only car needs to have at least some electric-only driving ability.

  • avatar
    Jeff S

    If I were getting one of today’s wagons it would be a Regal X. Dan made a good choice. Congrads!

  • avatar
    Wodehouse

    In the mid-80s my best buddy and I went to an auction and bought a 1969 Buick Sport Wagon to use on a road trip before he shipped out for the Marines. I was already in the Army and had taken 2 weeks leave to go on what we didn’t know at the time would turn out to be our last times together. It was an amazing trip and while neither of us cared a rat’s ass for the wagon (sorry y’all) it was a valiant steed for the trip. He was killed in action not very long afterwards. That awful wagon now lives with my buddy in section of my heart.

    In 1990 I bought a Cavalier V6, 5-speed wagon that I used to haul car parts and bicycles. It was a surprisingly good, mechanically reliable car that was quite fun to drive.

  • avatar
    ryanwm80

    To this day I can still remember when I was about 4 years old – about 35 years ago – when I got scared from turning the key in the ignition switch. My parents had a beige 1978 Toyota Corona wagon, and one time I turned the key to start the engine as we had just left the grocery store and the car was parked in a parking lot. Instead of the engine turning on and running smoothly, the car started to lurch forward suddenly and totally unexpectedly, and I still have the memory of the look of panic on my dad’s face – he was outside of the car. I felt terrible about this for years, but I know now that he always parks his Mustang with the transmission in gear, and that would explain why the car lurched forward. But why did he leave the key in the ignition when he wasn’t in the car? Especially with a kid in the passenger seat? I think it’s probably best not to ask. That car was stolen shortly after moving to San Diego in 1986, and was replaced with a 1983 Honda Accord.

  • avatar
    ToddAtlasF1

    I pretty successfully avoided wagons in my earliest years. Sometimes I would end up going to some activity in the third seat of a Country Squire or Town & Country, but I was fortunate enough to have parents who had no interest in wagons. My first girlfriend and I used to meet in her parents garage and fool around in and on the two Volvo 245s that were parked there, but I wasn’t licensed to drive yet. It wasn’t until high school that I had any memorable rides in wagons that were moving.

    I guess it was the summer before my junior year that I was busted for being my high school’s beer distributor. The result was three of my closest friends and me losing our drivers’ licenses simultaneously. It was time to make new friends. A kid in my Latin class had read the stories in the paper(which shouldn’t have been written about a 16 year old, BTW), and invited me to come to a party with his group of friends. He had a ’79 Impala three-row, and would end up with five or more passengers as a result. Everyone except the driver loved that wagon, as it was a way of getting from party to party drunk and or stoned without being the one driving. I never gave the hardship of driving it a second thought, but my new friend hated his station wagon. Sometimes when he didn’t have passengers, groups of lowlifes would taunt him about his mother’s car.

    At the first opportunity, the wagon was dumped in favor of a Mazda GLC sedan. He’s got a son now, and his wife has a Pacifica minivan. I’m guessing that van will be long gone before his son is old enough to drive though.

  • avatar
    PeterKK

    We had a Taurus wagon in High School. Don’t remember where we got it. Someone spilled a crockpot or something in the back and we were stuck with that smell forever (luckily it wasn’t horrible/rancid). We were also stuck forever with sporadic overheating issues. Blast the heater and keep going! We’ll make it to school alright.

    That thing sucked. Would not touch it with a ten foot pole. But I guess it beat walking.


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