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Old 08-16-2008, 07:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks, guys. It really is a clean car.
bbjsw10, that modified photo is great! Made me laugh.
Glad you got the joke in it, I was bored. Nice ride. Would look good all black with some nice rims.

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Old 08-16-2008, 11:22 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have always loved wagons of any sort. I only wish my wife did! Especially the old Volvo 240's.
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:50 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I have always loved wagons of any sort. I only wish my wife did! Especially the old Volvo 240's.
Same here -- I point them out on the road and get the "Ugh, it's a wagon".

Even the "Classy" ones like a BMW, Merc, Volvo, and the Euro Accord Estate (essentially a TSX wagon) and I get the

I'm slowly chipping away, with the realization that a crossover-utility is too expensive to operate and maintain.

I think the stigma just comes from growing up riding in one. As a kid, I rode in the likes of 70's and 80's GM "intermediates" -- '76 Cutlass, '80 Caprice, '82 Malibu, '88 Cutlass Classic RWD (still in the stable -- threw a rod).

For her, it was a brown Volare wagon.

I think I get it now

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Old 08-16-2008, 12:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Don't feel too bad about having an inefficient vehicle. If you need it, you need it. If you don't then try not to use it much. Getting 12 mpg and driving 1 mile is still better than getting 40mpg and driving 100 miles each day.

BTW, I still think I have everyone beat here for having the worst gas hog. Here is a quote from an enthuiast site. I just have to laugh when I read it.

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The V12 particularly is a very good performer if one is willing to accept fuel consumption that would make an SUV owner feel like an environmentalist...
Just for the record, I really never drive the vehicle. Its a project car.
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Old 08-16-2008, 01:29 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:42 PM   #16 (permalink)
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It was either this or going into debt for a Honda Pilot. The wagon's EPA is 18 combined, 23 on the highway. The Pilot's is 17 combined, 21 highway. Must be a frontal area thing.
We decided to use our tax rebate money to stay out of debt and got the wagon for $2500.

My wife grew up riding around in a wood-grained station wagon. She has the same feelings as pint's and RH77's, but she's resigned herself to it. I keep telling her, "but it's a cool car, honey!"

All black with some sharp rims, eh? bbjsw10, I like how you think!

Daox, what's your project car?
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:53 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:27 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The Buick Roadmaster is a great car! You can carry 6 people ans tow a boat with that thing! I doin't want to sound like an idiot here, but my father had a 1994 Roadmaster and being an "Old School Hypermiler" or maybe just cheap, he managed almost 30 MPG from that tank on the highway at around 60 MPH. The only mod he had was a vacuum gauge.

That car will last a long time if you take care of it!
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Looks like it could do well aero modded. Full rear skirts, lower front air dam, ditch the roof rails, lower it a tad, could run very well. Plus since you have an LT1 you could swap in the 6 spd from a 'Maro in there. That would be sick.
my friend so happens to have a 6 speed swap for sale right now. We pulled it from his wifes Caprice wagon today.

Man that wagon was fun.. 6 Speed, Full exhaust with cut outs, lowered, thick sway bars, wide wheels and tires on all 4 corners.. Painted flat black.. Coolest wagon ever


and you get the Vista roof in your wagon.. very cool!
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:49 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Tango Charlie -

I took the half raindrop :



Cut it into "just the outline" :



Applied it to the end of your wagon to get an 8 degree Kamm Back that I stop at the "bumperline" :



And ended up with this :



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