What Are Your Top Five Wagons?

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We were going to wrap up Top Five QOTD Week with top sports cars, but then Tanshanomi begged for top five wagons and then the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon happened. What are your top five wagons?


5. Buick Roadmaster
How sleeper can you get? Wood paneling, b-body styling, a rear bumper that stretches for about sixteen miles. But then what's that sound coming out of the back? Oh, the sound of a 5.7-liter LT1 V8?


4. Subaru WRX
Everyone has their favorite generation of the WRX wagon and, though we're partial to the current (post 2008) version we'll accept bugeyes and STIs as wonderful, cheap performance cars with enough room for your gear.

3. 1970 Olds Cutlass Wagon
The Olds Cutlass wagon falls into the ugly/sexy category with all the usability of a Vista Cruiser but with Cutlass style. Also, the possibility of a Hurst 455 upgrade makes us need to sit a spell... in the back of one.

2. Audi RS2 Avant
When Audi wanted to once again prove they had their performance shiz together they teamed up with Porsche... to build a wagon. Though not as powerful or insane as the Lambo V10-powered RS6 it's still one of the best forgotten Audis ever.

1. Aston Martin Lagonda Estate
To quote ourselves: There's nothing quite like an Aston Martin Lagona... unique "folding paper" design, ginormous four-cam V8 and acres and acres of leather. But if that wasn't enough for you, there's truly nothing else like this Series 3 Lagonda Wagon... the addition of the D and E pillars and the negative rake of the hatch area gives the feeling of football field length.

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C'mon, you guys love wagons. We want to see some good shit.

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5. 1980 Chevy Malibu - My father's powder blue Malibu wagon was the only GM product that my family ever owned, when I was growing up, and it was the first car that I ever rode in. Other than personal nostalgia, our example was pretty unremarkable, especially compared to my mother's pristine 250ci 1974 Maverick coupe.