2015 Subaru Outback: This Is It

The 2015 Subaru Outback has shed the outgoing fifth generation's gentle curves of baby fat and exposed an imposing, chiseled face. The new model has a better engine and more space for your dogs, slack lines, commercial quantities of kale, and whatever else you hippies carry in your off-roady wagons. » 4/17/14 11:14am Thursday 11:14am

On the Origin of Automotive Taste: Wagon Lust and Nostalgia

The Plymouth Voyager. A 1995 model. Three rows of seats, a 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, and an inline-four churning out a nice, round 100 horsepower. The lower end member of the trifecta of Chrysler minivans, the Voyager was never intended to turn heads. Unexciting and forgettable by design, with no… » 6/04/13 2:48pm 6/04/13 2:48pm

There Are No Volvo Wagons In Los Angeles And That Ain't Right

Walk around Volvo's LA Auto Show display for a few minutes, like I did, and there's one noticeable omission. Pasadena moms and Santa Monica and Santa Barbara surfer dads who run around in turbo V70s and are coming to the show will be disappointed: There are precisely zero wagons on the stand. » 11/29/12 6:00pm 11/29/12 6:00pm

What currently affordable car is a future collector vehicle?

Before many collector vehicles were collector vehicles, they were just used cars. Besides obviously rare and exotic cars chances are there was a time when someone thought the collector car of your dreams was just a cheap old car. With this in mind we want to examine the cars that are currently just old cars but will be … » 12/17/11 5:00pm 12/17/11 5:00pm

For $3,000, go as the Roadmaster this Halloween

Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat is a common demand heard from pirates, hobos, or this season's political candidate de jure, this being Halloween. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Buick Roadmaster has a 6-speed conversion that's pretty trick, and which should make driving it a treat, but is… » 10/31/11 8:00am 10/31/11 8:00am

2012 Audi A6 Avant: Aluminum und Kinder

See, it's not that hard. Every time Audi updates its middle-range A6 sedan, it also comes out with a wagon version, offering the same amenities with more aluminum-und-steel hauling. Here's the 2012 edition of the A6 Avant. » 5/18/11 2:45pm 5/18/11 2:45pm

Commenter of the Day: Childhood Nostalgia Edition

My Mom had an early 60s Ford Falcon. When my folks moved from St. Louis to California (before I existed) they realized the all black car needed an air-conditioner. They took the car to the Ford dealer to have one installed. The result was that my folks stopped buying Ford products. Forever. That made us into a GM… » 12/03/07 6:30pm 12/03/07 6:30pm

Less Junk in the Trunk: Station Wagons Fleeing the US

Talk about depressing. Despite the fact that SUVs are being viewed more and more as a social disease, automakers are backing away from the logical alternative, i.e. wagons. Why? Well, according to this here article titled The American wagon beats a retreat, the reason for the massive slowdown in wagon sales is CUVs.… » 12/03/07 1:45pm 12/03/07 1:45pm

SEMA 2007: Plymouth GTX Wagon for 1968

The story goes the original owner of this wagon was dismayed to find that the Plymouth GTX came out just weeks after he purchased the mighty land yacht. So dismayed in fact he took it back down to the dealer and made them option it the same as a Belvedere-based Plymouth GTX coupe. A 440 with six-pack bolted to a… » 10/31/07 7:30pm 10/31/07 7:30pm

Holden Reveals VE Commodore Sportwagon

Make way, youse mugs. It's Holden's new Sportwagon. It's an Aussie station wagon with kung-fu grip the rear-drive underpinnings of Holden's zeta platform. Following a month of leakage, Holden introduced it this week at the Sydney auto show. The sport-oriented hauler on display was decked out with roof mounted DVD… » 10/11/07 7:45am 10/11/07 7:45am

Holden VE Commodore Wagon Revealed (Again) Ahead of Show

A new image of Holden's Commodore VE station wagon has emerged from the digi-ether, ahead of the new car's debut at the Australian International Motor Show next week. It's the second shot of the new, Zeta-platformed wagon we've seen; the first was a cameraphone snap taken during a product presentation. This media-ready … » 10/05/07 7:00am 10/05/07 7:00am

New York Auto Show: Infiniti G Coupe and EX Concept

Amid the smoke of grilled lunch and some manner of Calder mobile-esque covering, Infiniti revealed the 2008 G Coupe and the EX Concept. The G coupe, also known as the G37, packs a refined version of the already stout VQ-series engine tweaked to churn out 330 hp. Four wheel 4WAS steering returns from the Nissan 240SX… » 4/04/07 6:51pm 4/04/07 6:51pm