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Old 02-01-2020, 06:32 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Way before my time but the 1960's Volvo P220 Wagon had a tailgate. No doubt the Michigan winters had rusted them away before I was born.


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Old 02-01-2020, 08:39 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Okay, point taken. But I remember sedan deliveries as being cooler than the corresponding wagon, maybe the Chevy Nomad, Pontiac Safari and Buick Caballero/Special Riviera Estate excepted.


https://auto.howstuffworks.com/1957-...ra-estate1.htm
Four portholes means the Rivera Estate. Part of the short-lived hardtop station wagon era.

The coolest sedan deliveries had a side-hinged rear door:

http://mafca.com/gallery/29deliveryTH.jpg
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"Outlander Sport low rider" doesn't return a result as a search term. But you can do a lot with tire cross sections. My Superbeetle has stock 165-15 on the front and 165/50-15 on the front.

Cal Look uses 145 in front (similar to lowriders) and 165s in back. The 165/50 has much more contact patch. Adds about 2 1/2" drop. (The trick to a hot VW is stock engine and undersized front tires. It's good for +10-12% more top end. )
I had to grab a photo from a FB post and I think the car pictured is a 2014 or something but here’s one of a slammed OS.
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I like liftbacks. I was pretty disappointed that both the Clarity and Model 3 were not liftbacks, really cuts down in their utility.
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There's a whole thread on VW Vortex: https://forums.vwvortex.com; the LOWERED CUV thread
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The more I see these lowered CUVs the more I don’t hate them. Just need to find some good springs for my OS
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There's a whole thread on VW Vortex: https://forums.vwvortex.com; the LOWERED CUV thread
Done that way it looks like the MVP5 volt concept.
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Do you remember when we discussed four-door coupes and two-door sedans? My explanation for many things is: People do what they want.

Are they ignorant of the actual definition of those two words, like "Literally" and "Decimate?"

Do they just not care?

Is this a marketing gimmick? I have read about a few cars where instead of using an established term they make up their own, seemingly just to get people talking about it.

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