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PostSubject: First time Wagon owner here!   Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:53 am

Just wanted to drop a line to say HI.

I've been wanting a wagon for a long time and finally found one.

My mother and mother in law are no longer able to climb in and out of my wife's minivan, so this was a great alternative.

I purchased a '96 Roadmaster wagon, tan/tan, with 130,000 miles out of South Carolina. (I'm in Cincinnati, OH)

It is pretty loaded, with tow package, heated seats, power everything, seat memory, etc.

I also just upgraded the broken cassette player with a CD/Cass unit from an '01 Century. (exact match)

Wagon is rust free with a few small electrical issues I'm working through, but a thorough inspection by my mechanic revealed only a few leaking transmission cooling lines and an alignment needed. Everything else looked solid!

Looking forward to being on the site.

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PostSubject: Re: First time Wagon owner here!   Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:21 pm

Glad you made it over here Brian.

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PostSubject: Re: First time Wagon owner here!   Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:24 pm

Welcome! Glad you found us and look forward to pics of your car. I also have a 96, and these are great cars. You'll love it!

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PostSubject: Re: First time Wagon owner here!   Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:31 pm

Welcome to the site. I'm a recent first time wagon owner myself. Lot's of nice people on here so I'm sure you'll like it.
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PostSubject: Re: First time Wagon owner here!   Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:22 am

Welcome to Wagon World...........

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PostSubject: Re: First time Wagon owner here!   Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:45 am


Welcome! Where in SC did you find your wagon? Any pics?

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PostSubject: Re: First time Wagon owner here!   Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:57 am

Welcome aboard!

There was a discussion recently which made it sound like southern cars don't get the same factory rust treatment as northern cars. You might want to take the car to Ziebart.
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PostSubject: Re: First time Wagon owner here!   Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:20 pm

Thanks. The car was actually in Concord NC, but because of the screwy freeway system down there I had to go through SC in order to get there! Smile

The car did spend 3 years in Maryland, so the PO coated much of the underside with POR-15. Probably wouldn't hurt to give it a good scrub and have it sprayed again though.
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PostSubject: Re: First time Wagon owner here!   Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:30 pm

Welcome to the forum!
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PostSubject: Re: First time Wagon owner here!   Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:54 pm

Thanks!

I own 4 BIG Buicks, from '58-'65 but I can't get over how HUGE this wagon is!
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PostSubject: Re: First time Wagon owner here!   Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:50 pm

Welcome to Wagontopia!!!

I took six adults and my 6 year old to dinner last night and we had room to spare Smile
One of the guys is English on his first trip to the US and could not get over how looooooong the wagon was, and how comfortable.
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PostSubject: Re: First time Wagon owner here!   Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:28 pm

I had 4 pre-teen girls in the rear facing seat last night. I could barely hear them screaming. Smile

The only thing I don't like is that there isn't much room for a child seat in the second row. I have to move the back of my seat WAY up to make room.
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PostSubject: Re: First time Wagon owner here!   Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:54 pm

It is kinda goofy a car this large, made for a family, does not have more room in the middle seat.

I got my Buick wagon after my youngest was out of his pull-out reverse-facing infant seat. The forward-facing toddler seats fit fine in the middle row. By luck when I got my 89 Olds wagon years back it was also when my first child had moved into a forward-facing seat.

I asked my Dad what he did with with the car seats when I was a baby and he said there was not much of an issue because they took trips with me in a cardboard box. affraid

Seriously, glad those girls get to experience the 3rd row "vomit seat", as my brother and I called in when riding in our parents 78 Grand Safari as kids. When I became a Dad I was determined to get me a wagon so my kids would have that experience too. Most kids today have never ridden down the highway facing Peterbuilts head on. It's good for them.

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PostSubject: Re: First time Wagon owner here!   Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:26 pm

They did enjoy it...and the 2 seatbelts fit the 4 of them. Smile

It's better than the rednecks filling up the back of a pickup truck. I would never let my kids do that. (*no offense to rednecks!)
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PostSubject: Re: First time Wagon owner here!   Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:00 pm

Brian,
Welcome aboard.
Love those 59 Buick "eyebrows"!
And that 65 Wildcat convertible...cool!
JoeT


bhclark wrote:
Thanks!

I own 4 BIG Buicks, from '58-'65 but I can't get over how HUGE this wagon is!
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PostSubject: Re: First time Wagon owner here!   Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:06 pm

Welcome to the gang Brian and since you already haave 4 wagons there's no need to explain
this illness we all have.
Take Care
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