They were still building this car in 1989- specifically this model from 1977 to 1990. From the 1960s until it was eclipsed by the minivan, the station wagon was the car for American families. Anyone my age either grew up with one at home, or was picked up at school in their friend's wagon. It can seat 8 people. Nine if you cram 3 in the rear facing seat- from where you either owned it and waved at the cars behind you, or hid yourself in shame. Nobody got a cupholder- but everyone, including that 3rd seat, got an ashtray. This is one of my favorites, and everyone else's too. I had hoped to torture my kids- threatening to pick them up at school in it, until one day I overheard my son's friend yell in the background "Can your dad pick us up in the wagon". I guess antiques become cool again. I'm an antique. I've won a couple car show awards too- like "people's choice" and "best of 70s" (I guess they didn't look at the year... small town show). The great part about owning a car like this is the happiness and fondness it brings out in others. This particular wagon had it all- wood panel siding, wire wheel covers, the "chrome" package, and... a cassette radio with an EQUALIZER! We made a trip to Cherri's hometown of Fergus Falls to pick this up in 2013... she was excited about my suggestion to visit- until she figured out it was for another car. Still a fun trip.
- 140 HP
- 5.0L v8. It was the last carborated car sold in the US.
- Curb Weight 4191 lbs
- Top Speed of 106 MPH
- 0-60 Time: 12.9
Really- you want to know more about Station Wagons??