Here's my various thoughts on life, cars, technology, and whatever else I can think of. But mostly cars. Mostly Volvo cars...

 

wagonation:

FIVE UNDER FIVE: FAST WAGONS RULE!

We live in strange times. Auto journalists, especially those in America (really only in America), love to lament about the death of the station wagon. Yet right now we are living in the pinnacle of fast wagons.

At no time in the history have there been as many fast wagon for sale as in 2014. This is actually the high Renaissance of the ‘Angry Wagon.’ There are currently FIVE European wagon’s that are capable of blisteringly quick sub-five second 0-60 mph times (and you can even buy the two bookends in America - i.e. the Merc and the Volvo).  And note these are not the only fast wagons out there; the Cadillac CTS-V Sportwagon and Holden Commodore SS-V Redline are also capable of similar kidney crushing numbers.

Just a few years ago this type of speed and power was relegated to the likes of the Porsche 911 and other exotic sports cars.  But now (right now), today, in 2014, you and four of your friends (and your favorite canine) can all enjoy some ridiculously quick fun in a wagon, which in today’s auto-landscape is kinda like owning an exotic car.

And here’s the run down of our five favorite super fast Euro wagons exotics:

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate S - 0-60 mph: 3.6s
  • 2014 Audi RS6 Avant - 0-60 mph: 3.7s 
  • 2014 BMW Alpina B3 Touring - 0-60 mph: 4.1s
  • 2014 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake - 0-60 mph: 4.5s
  • 2015 Volvo V60 Polestar - 0-60 mph: 4.9s

These five are faster than a Porsche 911 Targa (966); faster than an NSX, a Ferrari Testarossa; a Lotus Esprit Turbo, and pretty much every sports-car 10 years or older. 

In short, angry wagons = the new exotic. 

Wagonation stickers are here, Wagonation stickers are here!

wagonation:

Here’s a link to our new store - http://wagonaton.storenvy.com/

So far we’ve got two styles of stickers for sale. Our regular Wagonation logo sticker, made by the fine folks at Sticker Robot. And our international style ‘W’ sticker, made by some other guys.

All proceeds go to support #wagonlove.

We owe some free stickers to a few folks, if you’re one of those, shoot us a message.

Shipments will start the first week of September.

georgetakei:

Yes, we Khaaan!

Wait a sec! A Skoda with AZ plates?  I call BS…

georgetakei:

Yes, we Khaaan!

Wait a sec! A Skoda with AZ plates?  I call BS…

A short film called “The Obtainer”, or it could be called “What’s so great about your old classic car?”

(Source: youtube.com)

Those goofy Swedes! This is hiilarious!

(Source: youtube.com)

wagonation:

This is the most expensive classic Volvo ever (seriously ever).   It’s an original ‘73 Volvo 1800ES, with just 13,000 miles on the clock.  It recently sold for a record $92,400 at Bonhams Concours d’Elegance auction in Greenwich, Connecticut - paulgraz would approve. 

^Oh look, I’m tumblr famous!

Last weekend we were up in the NY Finger Lakes region.  Here’s the V50 alongside Seneca Lake, near Watkins Glen, NY.

Last weekend we were up in the NY Finger Lakes region.  Here’s the V50 alongside Seneca Lake, near Watkins Glen, NY.

Got the wife’s wagon detailed for EuroMeet this weekend in Ithaca NY

wedesignvolvo:

"A gift from the #Volvo design team to #STCC champion Thed Björk: The Volvo Concept Coupe in #Polestar colors”

wedesignvolvo:

"A gift from the #Volvo design team to #STCC champion Thed Björk: The Volvo Concept Coupe in #Polestar colors”

Your typical grocery getter? Oh no, not even close.  Read the full article, this beast is amazing:   
http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/07/a-station-wagon-unlike-any-other/

Your typical grocery getter? Oh no, not even close.  Read the full article, this beast is amazing:  

http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/07/a-station-wagon-unlike-any-other/