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With the current release of some cracking wagons (yes it's another wagon thread), have the CTS, Commodore Sportwagon, or Insignia Sport Tourer swayed your opinion that wagons may be for more than just mums that carry the soccer equipment?

Just thought I'd gauge interest, since there has been so much hhhhotness around lately ;)



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I love wagons. Ok, maybe not Volvo's, but cars like the Matrix/Vibe, Subaru Legacy(not Outback) and Impreza, and Fit.
 

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I was wondering whether there may be some hatch back converts actually rethinking their position, since modern wagons are becoming more like hatchbacks.

Then again, hatchback fans are pretty thin on the ground in NA too, no?
 

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You had me at Hello...:D:D:D

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I am a wagon owner, but my wife doesn't see what is so great about them. When I tell people about the caprice, most men think about it for a seconed and theirs eyes light up a bit and say "Does it have a 350 in it?" She just rolls here eyes.
 

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Sorry, I am still a hatchback kind of guy.
I would go for either one. If GM had a cheaper wagon in either midsize or compact with a manual tranny I might have considered it over what I got. But seeing as there is only the 9-3 over here and I would have had to spend an extra around 10k to get it, I am plenty happy where Im at.
 

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Let's just say if Honda or Toyota offered these in NA, they'd be the first imports I'd ever consider.....:yup:




Why GM dumps porkers like the Vue on Saturn, when they could just throw one of these in the mix is also beyond me......... :rolleyes:
(2010 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer pictured)






Then of course, there is the ubiquitous VE Commodore Sportwagon which needs no pics or editorializing......;)
 

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I would really like GM to make a wagon version of the Cruze, Malibu, G8, Aura and next Impala. Unfortunately there is little chance of that actually happening. GM does not like to take risks like this.

Hopefully if the CTS Wagon is sucessful they will change their mind.
 

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I think the success of the CTS wagon will determine whether GM starts taking more chances with wagons in the US.

One would think that with high gas prices and the recent trend to go smaller, most people would be all over small wagons.
 

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Wagons are cool if done right, and that red wagon is just plain awesome. I think GM should bring the Sportwagon here, but its not gonna happen. It would be the perfect car for me though.
 

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My choice? Too bad its only for Japan but a Legacy STI

 

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Since I was an only child, we never had a car bigger than a mid-sized (and our "family cars" included a Camaro, a Mustang II, a couple of RX-7s and a Thunderbird Turbo Coupe), so I've always though that wagons were kind of cool and different.

Now that I have a family with a couple of kids, I really wish there was some kind of space-efficient, fun-to-drive alternative to SUVs, cross-overs and full-sized minivans.

The Dodge Magnum was close, but I wish the V6 came with a stick. The Mazda 5 has the stick, but if we have a third child, there probably won't be enough room. An Epsilon wagon (ideally, with a stick) would be so tantilizingly close!
 

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I love wagons, I wish we had a better selection of them here in the US. I'd always get the wagon option of a car if it was available. I never liked the old boxy wagons of the 80's however. I could drive a Volvo V70 without a problem, at least it isn't boxy at both ends.

What I like the most about them is the capability you get while using less gas than an SUV equivalent.
 

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my daughter own a 2006 magnum, worst thing I've ever drove in.
 

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Wagons have always ruled.

My dad has a wagon (2001 Outback), so I have been able to savor the experience of owning one.
 

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I would love to see a G8 wagon here in the states.
 
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