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Posted by Larry West [Email] (#1140) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Larry West) on Wed, 18 Jan 2012 06:30:25 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Spoiled by Saab, Jason R, Wed, 18 Jan 2012 05:53:46
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Traditional wagons are all but extinct on these shores. BMW is said to have made the last 3-er wagons for the US as 2011s. I rode with Kevin Rhodes in his factory-delivered 328! (that's what the badge says...) last summer from Stockhlom to Amsterdam. The new chassis 3-er will not be coming to the US in wagon form. At least that's the last heard from Munich.

Basically, if you want wagon space, they want you to buy their SUVs.

Even Volvo is only importing the XCs now. You can get an "S" - Sedan, "C" - Coupe/Convertible, but no more "V" - vagons here.

The new 9-5 wagon may well have saved Saab, had it been out, since nobody else offers a wagon that's not AWD with jacked-up suspension and cheesy plastic cladding all around...

Hatchbacks seem to be making something of a comeback, but in either small cars, or in oddly placed markets (Porsche Panamera, BMW 5-er "GT")... It'll be a long while till you see hatches reappear in nicely sized cars like the 900 or 9000...

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