Hatchbacks/Wagons Photos and Media

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  1. tomcfitz

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    Not all of use drive big ol' honkin' trucks and SUVs. Let's see those practical hatches and wagons!

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    On a trip with the scouts where it unexpectedly snowed 6 inches that day, in NC! I had a blast. (Not my tent, haha)
     
  2. americanstrat98

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    Nice Golf!

    My wife drives this 13' GTI Autobahn edition. This was a picture taken before we went on a 4,000mile cross country camping trip. Not only did it have space , but it was comfortable and peppy in traffic.
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    We are so happy we went away from sedans. They have less space, and in the case of the Golfs, the comfort and performance is second to none. They are perfect for family gathering, camping, groceries, and tearing up back roads.
     
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    Had a Subaru Forester for 16 years, was my do all go everywhere rig I don't think I have a photo???....it was good in the snow and great for putting the canoe on top, we has the factory crossbars.....only downfall was late season bowhunting and snow---couldn't get into the place I usually hunt. Sadly too many repairs were needed and it had to go.....the replacement though has been much better--Jeep JKU :)--except the canoe on top, which I have figured out now.

    I did look at new Foresters when mine was on the way out but I wasn't too impressed with offerings at the time. ALL models had a sunroof, they can be nice, but I didn't want one. Also with the new variable speed transmission they were saying towing wasn't recommended. I need to be able to tow a minimum of 1500lbs with any vehicle I own. That's my trailer full of gear.

    Maybe someday in the future when I can't step up into my jeep.....I've short legs.....:50:
     
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    Does my Sedona count as a wagon or hatch? It's kind of an SUV/Wagon compromise. IMG_2980.JPG
     
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    I love station wagons, and would have one today if someone made a large, well built, rugged model. I've had several wagons, and those that weren't were either hatchbacks or pickups with aluminum caps, so, basically a wagon.

    Here was my 1969 FIAT 124 Sport camping in eastern Tennessee July 4, 1976
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    My 1988 Ranger "wagon" at Mount Rainier September 1993 (my 40th birthday)
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    My 2002 Subaru WRX 5-speed manual turbo rocket prepped for autocross, not forest service roads
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    And my 2008 Subaru Outback 5-speed manual turbo outfitted for mild trails and forest service roads, at Grand Teton National Park
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    Not shown: 1929 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan, 1962 Ford Falcon wagon, 1975 VW Scirocco Hatch, 1981 Dodge Colt hatch, and 1997 F150 "wagon"
     
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    Here it is, in all its "competition orange" glory. This thing would go anywhere, especially though deep snow, despite having basic nylon belted tires.

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    And the VW Scirocco hatchback. I know for a fact that the hatch area will hold two people with the cover in place, as that was used at the drive-in movie a couple of times. ;)
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    This one, though; it didn't go anywhere that wasn't paved or tote very much. But man, was it fun!
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    my old 04 WRX grocery getter; on top of racing it also got us to dozens of remote trailheads w/ a change of wheels/tires

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    This is Guinevere. The W123 I owned for a few years in Florida. But the entire time I wanted a wagon.
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    I would love to have a diesel wagon just like that.
     
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    I went from Subaru Outbacks to a Toyota RAV4 . So far so good.
     
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    2014 KIA Soul. Paid $16K out the door new. 62 cubic feet of cargo space. Nearly 120K miles on it already.
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    my (wife's actually) new 2019 Golf Sportwagen- 1.8l turbo, 4Motion awd, 6 speed manual- think I might dust off my helmet and jump back into autocrossing a little :)

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    danke- we're really enjoying this little wagon :)
     
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    I wish VW still did the tdi. If they would put that engine in the awd wagon and a 6 speed I would buy one tomorrow.
     
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