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    Station Wagon sales are increasing

    I read an article yesterday about sales of different vehicles whether sales are increasing or decreasing and some affluent people are now buying stationwagons instead of SUVs. A new Magnum would be nice now wouldn't it?

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    It absolutely would!
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    I think there's a thin line of definition between an SUV and a station wagon. SUV's used to be 4WD only and now.........

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    Yeah, now most "suvs" are "crossovers", high top station wagons.

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    Yeah I wonder what qualifies as a station wagon

    I know Buick started doing a wagon version of the Regal last year.... any other new entries to the segment that are actual station wagons, not crossovers?

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    An updated Magnum line from SXT all the way to a Red Eye version would be awesome.
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    Yeah, GM only made the Cadillac CTS wagon for a few years. Never see one on the road..quite rare. I was "forced" to but a Caddy wagon after owning three Magnums, BUT, if they realize the demand for an updated Magnum (I bought a new Magnum Coupe in 1978) I'm interested!!

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    We're all fans of wagons but even if sales are increasing, they're increasing from "a few" to "a few more". I don't think we'll see another Magnum but rather more crossovers as those are what have been selling most consistently.

    If anything I would expect to see a smaller/cheaper Durango show up at some point...hopefully not a resurrection of the Caliber though.
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    Exactly what anxious said. The article does call out that from 2013-2018 the station wagon market has been the 4th largest growing segment, growing by 29% over the course of those 5 years. But that 29% increase still only equates to 2% of the overall vehicle market in the US. 212,000 total station wagon sales in 2018. Some of that growth is attributed to more station wagon models being available. Additions of the Buick Regal TourX, Volvo V90 make for other nameplates and are taking some sales away from SUV/CUVs. But, BMW is no longer offering the 3 series wagon in the next generation. We will see a drop in sales because of that? Will be interesting to see.

    The cost of wagons has gone up a lot as well int he past several years. Almost all of the available wagons are premium or luxury vehicles. The Buick Regal TourX is probably as close to the Magnum as you'll get, being from a mainstream manufacturer. AWD, 250HP Turbo 4. But they are priced from $28-$44K. I did sit in one at the most recent autoshow. It was very nice. And, it's about 1/2" shorter than the Magnum. it's a big car.

    The one thing I don't like about it is what Buick did to make it "sellable" here. Gave it the "outaback" treatment. Higher ground clearance and black body cladding. If they would have offered the regular wagon (and the V6), I'd really be considering adding one to the fleet.

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    Station Wagon sales are increasing

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    I saw the Buick wagon not long ago, I gotta say, it is a nice looking car, but, I just can’t get past the front end.
    to much like a BMW, in my mind, and the black body cladding, (as mentioned above) isn’t attractive at all....
    I would not hesitate to buy a Buick, we were a Buick family back in the 70’s, and we had no problems with the cars,
    But, with just under 230,000 miles on the clock, I’ll keep my magnum. BEST car I have ever owned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CADYWAGN View Post
    Yeah, GM only made the Cadillac CTS wagon for a few years. Never see one on the road..quite rare.
    I actually saw two last night, and I know they were two different cars because one was white and the other silver.

    How would you compare the CTS Wagon and the Magnum? The CTS -looks- smaller to me, and makes me feel like the interior would be cramped. Might just be an illusion, though.

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    Would love to have a CTS wagon with the 550hp corvette engine in it.
    Would go great with my two Magnums....

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    [QUOTE=someotherguy;5121098]I actually saw two last night, and I know they were two different cars because one was white and the other silver.

    How would you compare the CTS Wagon and the Magnum? The CTS -looks- smaller to me, and makes me feel like the interior would be cramped. Might just be an illusion, though.

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    My Caddy is smaller than the Magnum. I realize that when I drive my Charger (in the summer......8 years old and about 15,000 miles on it) The interior is slightly smaller too, but I wouldn't call it cramped. I see the difference in size when I'm parked next to a Magnum. This toy has 218 H.P. paddle shifters, heavy duty suspension, H.D. brakes (with air intake ducts) and handles outstandingly. Stock performance wheels (now with snows) are 19" and I use 20" in the summer. The car has been no trouble at all and I am happier with it than I was expecting to be. It's no CTS-V (with the Corvette engine), but it has pretty much every option available and an MSRP of $67,000 Canadian. It is faster than my Magnum SXT that I traded in for it.

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    Manufactors are raising(lifting) would be station wagons and hatchbacks and calling them SUV. The American market isn’t fans of station wagons.


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