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  1. mack

    mack Turbo Monkey

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    Its time to buy a car.

    I need a station wagon as they get the best MPG and have lots of space. AWD would be nice, but high MPG would be best.

    I was looking at the legacys and they seem to be cheap, but i dont really know anything about them. Ive heard that the volvos are good but they dont get as good mileage as a the legacy. Any one have any other sugestions?

    A toyota corolla station wagon looks nice as well, but there only seem to be about 50 in the USA.
     

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    volvo wagons are tits. expsecially if they are from before 1985
     
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    jebfour Turbo Monkey

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    Nothing says "chick magnet" like a station wagon.....

    Think about getting an extra cab truck for room (for friends and bikes). If you need things enclosed then add a camper shell.

    Even if it's a Pinto, enjoy your first car! :dancing:
     
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    .:Jeenyus:. Turbo Monkey

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    We have a 99 legacy wagon. It gets like 28mpg in the city i think, AWD is great for driving in bad conditions, and 4 bikes and people are easy to fit in with a rack. Pretty fun to drive also.
     
  5. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Dude.

    There's only one station wagon.

    Buy Subaru.
     
  6. rpk1988

    rpk1988 90210

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    Subaru Outback. I got mine last year and it is sweet. I got the hook up with a nice Thule Big Mouth on top. Its a nice car.
     
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    I bought a Chevy Equinox. Not a station wagon, more of an SUV but it's quite comfy. I have been getting 23 mpg everywhere and I have racks on the roof and hitch.
     
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    rpk1988 90210

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    Roof racks on the roof and the hitch. Wow thats a lot of racks. The roof racks will lower your gas MPG a little but not much.
     
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    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    I will bring my truck to school Mack ;)... I wish! That would be nice wouldn't it?
     
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    i was out bumin around and saw this new 06 audi A3 wagon. was really cool lookin. got upto 28 mpg i think. $27,000~

     
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    a ranch wagon would be cool
     
  12. JoeRay

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    Wagon => Subaru

    Forget Outbacks too common.

    Legacy GT or Legacy 3.0R Type B

    Complete stealth, all the toys and the they have a 6 speed box.
     
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    best wagon ever
     
  14. OrthoPT

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    I've got a 2004 Subaru Legacy wagon and have no complaints whatsoever. I can fit two BMW TMX's plus gear for two riders in the back with no problem. Traction is like a monorail; frequently, when I enter tight corners behind someone, I come out way ahead of them. The mileage is good, and it rides plush and quiet. JMHO.
     
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    sunny Grammar Civil Patrol

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    Every time I glance at this post title, I see, "Help me choose a woman."
    Maybe I've just come to expect that here... ;)

    On a serious note, similar to the Outback and the wagons you're looking at, have you looked at a Pontiac Vibe? The Vibe has the same engine as a Toyota Matrix (but more space than the Matrix), great MPG, and a 115 V outlet so you can make margaritas from the front seat.
     
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    i have an old volvo wagon (85) rwd 5speed manual. it rocks. unless it's wet. or snowy. look for a deisle jetta/passat wagon. if you want fun, good mpg check them out.
     
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    I loved my 91 Subaru Legacy, until the crank shaft crapped out on me. I would recommend any year Legacy.
     
  18. BillT

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    What price range are you looking at? There's a huge $$$ difference between all these suggestions, so give us a range so we can narrow things down for you.

    Personally, I've had my WRX wagon for over 3 years now and still love getting in it to ride. I can put two bikes on the roof and gear for two people in the back and still have the back seat completely empty.
     
  19. Five

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    My vote is a Jetta Wagon TDI (Diesel) Inexpensive, good gas mileage - I get around 46mpg....but hard to find.
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    LOL..
     
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    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Right:rolleyes: Get a REAL wagon.........

    :thumb:
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    the b9 tribeca.. not a wagon but 7 pass seating is available.. starting at 30,000
     
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    Yeah, sometimes I need to carry 4 bikes (2 XC and 2 DH). Plus, the DH bikes with bigger tires are hard to get up on top of my SUV and I don't like the way they hook in as well as the hitch rack. I'll take off both for the winter to improve mileage.
     
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    If I had my choice, this would be the wagon I'd be riding around in:



    Supercharged V-8, 469hp, low 12 sec 1/4 mile :devil:
     
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    yup A4 or the A3 those would be sick....and chicks love Volvo, Audi, mercedes wagons...there the new black!

    for fun look into the Audi RS4 wagoon, 400+ horse and will smoke a 911 but only in Europe
     
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    Yea I would take mine off when it snowed but its just easier to leave it on there so if i want to go ride. And its kinda hard to put back on and get lined up.
     
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    Im looking at around 5 grand. Thanks...



    Those audi wagons are sick! But i think a Subi Legacy is best, im gunna look at the vibe as well.
     
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    seriously look at wrx wagons, so sweet AWD 227hp, small for a wagon but not too small. the new a3s look sick. ur best bet would prob be a jetta TDI, cool and sweet mpg

    DO NOT get old volvo wagon, you will regret it forever...they are reliable but the cons are much worse, there SLOW, there handeling is HORRIBLE, they get crappy milage (my 240 dl sedan gets around 20city, 24highway) and the plastic inside imeditally cracks and brakes. only plus is ull have a unique old skool car, but that doesnt help really
     
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    For $5k, I'd look at used older Legacy wagons or maybe even older Foresters. I think a used Vibe/Matrix will be more than what you are looking for.
     
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    I love my '97 Legacy wagon. :love:
     
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    Cars suck I hate 'em.
     
  33. JRB

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    I can't recommend anything more than this for mack.

     
  34. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    why not get a pathfinder?
     
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    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    "An SUV?! We're trying to elude someone, not driving to soccer practice."

    Ugh, anyone who buys an SUV in this day and age is crazy.
     
  36. prophet6

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    what about a Honda Accord wagon?


    hasn't been a new one over here in a while, but they'll go forever.


    cheap too!


    p6
     
  37. ohio

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    If AWD isn't a necessity, look for a Camry (if you don't mind automatics) or Accord (if you want a standard) wagon. As much as I loved my Forester, the Accord V6 is longer lasting, faster, and gets better gas mileage. If AWD is important, I can't recommend my Forester enough, though.

    Someone else pointed out the Matrix/Vibe (by the way, they are exactly the same size inside), which is a great car. Super practical, and if you don't mind the automatic can come in AWD. And the Vibe is eligible for the GM employee discount... so very cheap for something coming off Toyota assembly lines. The downside is a really buzzy engine. Bothers some people, others are fine with it.
     
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    The camrys look nice, maybe that would be best. Because then i could put spinners on it and they would be legit, but still ****ing hillarious.
     
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    e55 amg wagon. will smoke 99% of the cars out there
     
  40. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    All this talk about Subaru wagons - they're nice (I've had two), but their mileage, frankly, sucks. You can expect no better than 27mpg. If someone promises you a Legacy that gets better, they're trying to scam you.

    I've liked both mine - first was a '95 that I sold with 196,000 miles and the other a '97 Outback with 118K on it that I still drive.

    But the mileage is pretty mediocre.