Remember The Wagon?

The family outing, the short vacation, trips to the beach, the mountains, or even the home of grandmother, deeply circled the SUV family. Large enough to accommodate the whole family in a separate measure of comfort, strong enough to show safety and aggressive enough in appearance to make a definitive statement about the driver, it was certainly not much to love about the SUV. Now the beast that sport utility vehicle appeared to have officially killed the way back in 1996 the break, made a comeback.

The lineage of the break can be traced all the way back to a variant of the Ford Model T, but according to some aficionados station wagon, the first real break was the star in 1923 made by Durant Motors Company. The break really blossomed in the car of choice for large families, as expected, with the baby boom after World War II. The movement of families away from urban areas and suburbs paired with the spread of roads and increase the average family size was the practice break. And despite the car occupying the same love of the public as a sports car or truck before the gas crisis in 1970, the station wagon accounted for nearly one in five cars on the road.

The gas crisis of 1970 and the crisis of gas today, put a crimp in the practice of the great American station wagon. The minivan, officially launched in 1984, helped push the van more for retirement, and, ironically, the Sport Utility Vehicle General boom in 1995, has 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon was the last true American break on the market. Although one replacing the other, the station wagon and SUV have much in common. Until 1938, the breaks were officially classified as commercial trucks and were regularly built on a half-ton truck chassis. The pause for the modern SUV is the same. Those constructed on a staggered structure, more reminiscent of a classic truck, due to the ability to distribute weight, are considered trucks for fuel economy standards. However, those built on a solid structure, a part - often called Crossovers - are generally classified as cars, and in many states, breaks. Yes, it seems that the van never dies, it just went through an aggressive reform.

Like many bellbottoms before them, the van came under a new look and has been updated to pass muster in the modern world. Like most cars today, the overall look is more aggressive, merging the handling of a car, on the appearance of a sport utility vehicle, but the practicality of a station wagon. And progress beyond appearance. Small crossovers and flagrant vehicles to modern mixed use such as the Audi A4 Avant, Volvo V70, and the Subaru Forester, a marked increase in fuel economy compared to SUVs, they quickly begin to replace.

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