Americans have purchased and leased 4% more wagons in the first eight months of 2015 than during the same period one year ago, an increase of more than 5,000 sales, year-over-year.
Are you sitting down? Of course you are, because you are at work (or home) reading Jalopnik instead of being “productive.” Well, I’m about to make your Friday even better. As a Jalop you most likely are a fan of the following: manuals, wagons, E30 BMWs, and M3 inline-six motors. Now you can have all four in one shot!
Every child should grow up with a little wooden red wagon, but Wishbone Design Studio has found a way to take the classic toy from being just a parent-powered pickup truck, to a gravity-powered go-kart that lets kids take the wheel as they careen down hills.
[I maintain my opinion that the Skoda Superb wagon is the best vehicle for a cross continental road trip. It’s spacious, comfortable, and you can even sleep in it with your significant other. Simply brilliant.]
Why drive a Corolla when you can have a German sedan for less than $100 per month? Bloomberg reports that Volkswagen Jetta leases are $89/mo in some areas of the country, but is it really a deal if it’s a car no one wants? Perhaps VW should shred the cheap car image and look to a longroof to regain some sales.
Centauri. Cypress. Ascent. Meridian. Sojourn. Columbia. Any of those majestic-sounding words landing for you as a name for a new seven-passenger Subaru? A reader found himself asked that question in a Subaru owner survey and– wait, there’s gonna be a big Subaru?
Well, congratulations Jalopnik. All our complaints about a lack of wagons in the world has turned the few pre-owned examples into a veritable collector’s item. I realize I’m partly responsible for creating this monster, but it’s getting ridiculous. We’ve managed to make the crossover a better buy. Bravo, everyone.
Our friends over at Bring a Trailer are listing an absolutely beautiful E34 Touring with a swapped 282 horsepower 4.4 liter V8 and a manual transmission. The owner could not get the car CARB certified for CA, so now is your chance to buy it. Current bid is $7100; this is what Jalop dreams are made of.
As the last car of the eighties was an angry Maserati, the 90s couldn’t have started better than with Oldmobile’s fantastic Expression Concept first shown at the 1990 Chicago Auto Show.
I'm not entirely sold on the part of the 2017 V8 Supercars rules that allow non-V8 engines to run yet, because I'll admit: I love that sound. On the other hand, I'm all about the part of the 2017 regulations that allow non-sedan body styles, however, because we could be getting a Volvo wagon. REJOICE!
This weekend we're releasing a 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited to its natural habitat, Vermont, to get the last scraps of the ski season. That should give us an opportunity to suss it out on highways, country roads, and figure out whatever "X-Mode" does. So what do you want to know about it?
Despite driving a Volvo sedan nowadays, my dad has always been a station wagon man. That makes perfect sense because he's a smart guy and wagons are the smartest choice one can make. The Fiat Tempra SW? Not so much.
Good news, ladies and gentlemen: Friday has arrived. The week is over, and it's now time to kick off your exciting weekend plans by falling asleep in front of the TV this evening around 9:30 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to go back in time? Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Volvo is so blessedly original and low mileage that driving it would be the next best thing. Is its price however, worth turning back the clock?
Every so often, I get a wild hair up my ass and set out to find the impossible: The car that isn't supposed to exist, the variant that they were never supposed to make, in the rarest color, owned by a grandmother who only drove it to church: A Unicorn. Mercifully, my friends (and now my wife, hi honey!) tolerate these…
Mercedes calls it a shooting brake, but what matters is that this wagon packs the world's most powerful production four cylinder at 360 horsepower. And some added practicality. Call me in.
Some cars just look like they were always designed to be longroofs.