Posts : 9
Join date : 2014-12-03
Location : Flint, MI
|Subject: New member, not so new wagon Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:56 am|| |
So, I grew up riding around in the smaller wagons (cavalier, celebrity), and have fond memories of them and those of my friend's parents (except for the time I wrecked the cavalier, but that's a story for another time). Fast forward a few decades, and I have small kids, three of them in fact, and we have outgrown the Rendezvous I hated so much (wife's car, she loved it though). So, we've got a growing family, all boys, likely to be larger than the average bear like their father, and I need to upgrade the family car.
I start looking at Suburbans and Tahoes, realizing shortly thereafter the complete lack of legroom and headroom in the 3rd row seating. Then I come across a Caprice Wagon on Craigslist, and quickly come up with a pros and cons list for each body type. I take this list to my wife, who'll be the primary driver of the car, and she's on board. I spent a little over a month looking at various wagons, from the Taurus to the Roadmaster, eventually choosing a Roadmaster in Ohio. Bought it over the phone, and they delivered it later that week. After the first drive, I was a little jealous, and wishing I had such a commuter car (I drive a Saturn SL).
Now, I'm looking at suspension upgrades, trailer hitch, cooling system upgrades, and rear air conditioning. My wife loves this car, and I can't wait for our first road trip!
Posts : 2574
Join date : 2013-02-20
Age : 47
Location : Richmond,Indiana
|Subject: Re: New member, not so new wagon Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:02 pm|| |
Welcome. I enjoy both the A-Body front wheel drive platform and the B-Body. I havent met a kid yet that didnt enjoy that gunner seat. You will find plenty of great info and advice here....Im going to go on a limb here and predict another wagon in your future.Lol...
Posts : 5267
Join date : 2008-11-04
Location : Palm Beach County
|Subject: Re: New member, not so new wagon Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:31 pm|| |
Welcome aboard. There is nothing to say you can't get your own wagon
just keep and eye out for the screaming deal and bounce when it happens. I hit a high of 6 at one time around this time last year. Now I'm down to 2 but looking lol.
Posts : 763
Join date : 2013-08-23
Age : 63
Location : Huntsville, AL
|Subject: Re: New member, not so new wagon Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:59 pm|| |
Good story my ex thinks the wagon is ugly the next likes it. Jeff
Posts : 97
Join date : 2014-01-16
Location : Los Angeles
|Subject: Re: New member, not so new wagon Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:55 am|| |
Interesting story. Kinda funny you went from subs and tahoes, to wagons. I think you made a great choice. I grew up with Tahoes, I wish we had a whale instead. Those boys will enjoy the Roadmaster i'm quite sure.
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