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There Are Way More Brand New Manual VW Wagons for Sale Than I Expected

It’s a sad day for wagon lovers as Volkswagen announced that the Golf Sportwagen and Alltrack will not return to the American market after the 2019 model year. It was the only brand new wagon you could buy in the US with a manual, and if you are thinking of grabbing one now is the […]

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There Are Way More Brand New Manual VW Wagons for Sale Than I Expected

It’s a sad day for wagon lovers as Volkswagen announced that the Golf Sportwagen and Alltrack will not return to the American market after the 2019 model year. It was the only brand new wagon you could buy in the US with a manual, and if you are thinking of grabbing one now is the […]

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Killed By Crossovers: The Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to mourn the passing of two of the better (also only) wagons still on the American market: the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and its slightly lifted, Subaru-fighting sibling, the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. There is no mystery as to the cause of death. It is the crossover.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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10,000 Miles Owning a Buick Regal TourX Wagon: What I’ve Learned

General Motors doesn’t want you to know that Buick is building a good car right now. Hidden in among the nondescript “That’s a Buick?” crossovers on lots is a beautiful machine built on the last vestiges of GM’s control of Opel. It’s the only American-nameplate wagon left in a market that was once jam-packed with […]

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The CLA35 Shooting Brake Has Extra Room To Fit All of My Love

Mercedes-AMG Tuesday showed off a long roof version of the CLA35 and I’m absolutely smitten. There’s more of everything to love; more swoopy bodywork, more glass-filled greenhouse, and more of that glorious bright yellow paint. It’s a turbocharged all-wheel drive wagon, and you can’t really ask for more than that out…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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I Can’t Choose Between Cargo Space And Horsepower! What Car Should I Buy?

JP is having a crisis of performance vs. practicality. His lease is up soon and he likes a good sport sedan, but needs some hauling capability as a new homeowner. He’s tired of bugging his friends for trucks, but he really doesn’t want to give up something that is fun to drive. What car should […]

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Jaguar XF Sportbrake Wagon: Not Dead Yet, and Still a Great Deal

Yesterday several outlets reported that Jaguar may be killing off one of its coolest cars in the American market, the XF Sporbrake wagon. It turns out that cat will live on for at least another year, and as a reminder, you can still buy one with some absolutely massive discounts.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Is All-Wheel Drive Really Worth the Extra Cost?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing the price premium on all-wheel-drive cars, the best time to buy a Boxster, and one writer’s longing for Audi Avants.Read more… Continue […]

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Strong Growth In Wagon Sales May be the Opening Salvo in the War on SUVs

It’s difficult not to notice that large lumbering SUVs are hulking around in larger numbers than ever before. Americans have been ditching the sedan, hatchback, and wagon markets for larger crossovers with a “higher seating position” for quite a while now. Wagons are still a very small part of the market—less than…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Hero Transports a Freaking Snowmobile in Their BMW 3 Series, Proves Wagon Superiority

Since Jalopnik’s inception, we’ve preached the joys of wagonhood, and often complained that Europe gets all the long-roof cars that we so yearn for. But if you still don’t get why we love these things, just look at this BMW 3 Series wagon driver in Canada transporting a snowmobile. It’s incredible.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Just in Time For the Holidays, Jaguar Is Giving Massive Discounts On the XF Sportbrake 

Hello friends! Are you currently coming up with a holiday shopping list? I’m about to simplify that task for you right now because Jaguar is offering some huge discounts on the super cool XF Sportbrake. Pick up one for a friend or family member, or just treat yourself.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s a Silly Rumor I Heard: The 2020 Audi RS6 Wagon Could Come to The U.S.

I’d like to tell you about a vicious cycle regarding the awesome Audi RS wagons that dominates my brain every time I think about them. I’m telling you because I believe that nobody should suffer alone, so I’m taking you on this journey with me.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Is This 1987 Audi 5000 CS Quattro Turbo Avant Old School Cool Enough to Ask $4,500?

Station wagon backends are like hats: the jauntier the angle the more fun that’s implied. The angle of the rear glass on today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Audi Avant is pretty steep and the car looks pretty fun. Let’s see if its price is equally steep and, well, less fun.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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