Most of us can travel in our minds back to a time when our childhood butts were parked in the third row of a
On the bright side, though, wagons have adapted brilliantly to the modern needs, desires, and the automotive industry's landscape. They've gone from dowdy and long to sporty and even truly sexily-skinned. Take one look at how wagons have changed over the past few decades and morphed into beautiful machines that no longer evoke your dad in his
Chevrolet Caprice Classic Wagon, 1988
Yes, this is the kind of wagon that cursed future generations of wagons with its fake wood panels, white wall
Volvo 240 Wagon, 1990
We'll never make fun of the venerable 240 because it was awesome. The 4-cylinder engine is a workhorse, and the 240 was built like a tank.
Buick Roadmaster Wagon, 1996
We're not sure why GM ever made this monstrosity. It harkened back to the '70s wagon styling and had all the performance of a giant brick on wheels.
Saab 9-5 SportCombi, 2000
Yes, the Swedes used to make a pretty sexy station wagon, and we're guessing if they were still around, a modern one would be even better.
Ford Taurus Wagon, 2005
Way too many Ford "ovals" on this car to ever make it look good, but it actually sold pretty well in spite of its weirdness.
Subaru Legacy Wagon, 2007'
Volkswagen Passat Wagon, 2009
It's hard to believe the Passat Wagon is no more. We thought it looked way better than the sedan, and it was great to drive and roomy as hell.
Sport Wagon, 2011
Yep, GM finally churned out a station wagon that was a real head-turner. The CTS
allroad quattro, 2014
We loved the first
Sport Wagon, 2016
BMW's only wagon is one of the best cars on the road, but it won't last for long. You can even get an orgasmic version with diesel and AWD.
Buick Regal TourX, 2018
The wagon is not dead, and Buick is doing it in righteous style. The TourX shows us how to do a modern wagon with AWD.