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Video: Why Does America Hate Station Wagons?

Posted by David Alkire on Aug 29th 2022

In the American Automotive Market there isn't very many cool wagons to choose from. Why is that? If you quickly answered the question with, "well no one likes them.". That just isn't true. We believe part of the reason why you don't see wagons for sale is because of the now classic car market. Back in the 70s and 80s most people wanted a two door or fast back styled car. Everyone pasted up the wagons from the 50s/60s because they viewed them as an old mans car, because they saw their parents driving them while growing up. Then into the 90s and 2000s if you were looking into a classic wagon there was no real aftermarket support, which is mostly still true in todays classic car market. Now you have a vehicle that most people don't appreciate and is 100 times harder to restore because no one makes parts for them. That pattern continued through the years making new wagons in the US nearly impossible to find. Today the only new wagons you'll find are at Subaru, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, and Audi. Mini does offer a 300hp and clubman and Audi offers the monstrous RS6. Other than that most of the offering is geared towards an average joes daily driver. Meanwhile in Europe BMW, Mercedes, and Audi all offer a full lineup of performance wagons. At one point in the late 2000s and early 2010s BMW even offered a 500hp M5 touring powered by a screaming v10. I think thats what we need, a big power, "affordable" American wagon, and I think Dodge is the one to do it. Recently Dodge has been stuffing the Hellcat 707hp engine in everything. Hear me out, a Dodge Magnum built off the current "widebody "Charger platform powered by a supercharged Hemi... Sounds pretty good right? Let us know what you think down in the comments!

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