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I miss that automobile marvel: the station wagon

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,849 Senior Member
    edited June 3 #32
    Zee said:
    Jayhawker said:
    Tell me again, exactly why you became a member on a gun forum..I approved your membership and I'm beginning to regret that decision...
    You have yet to comment on anything other than your own posts...
    Would you rather read about Knitepoet’s coffee maker?!?

    Don’t mess with our entertainment!

    😁
    Without a doubt....

    I am not entertained...but you may continue to be so...
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,482 Senior Member
    Do you like Smart Phones?  :D
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,811 Senior Member
    I like fried eggs on toast.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    AlleyCat said:
    You have a lot of free time on your hands don’t you. 

    He does tick all the boxes, I think he needs a hobby.



    I'm afraid this is his hobby.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,659 Senior Member
    I like a fire with my coffee and hot dogs on rye
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • N454casullN454casull Member Posts: 546 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Do you like Smart Phones?  :D
    And pink camo? 
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,482 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Do you like Smart Phones?  :D
    And pink camo? 
     :D 
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,849 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    Yep...it's so much more productive to piss and moan and drone on endlessly about how things aren't exactly how you want them to be....Frankly, your posts bore me to tears...
    Are you talking about Zorba or Dove in this instance? 
    Not Zorba...he contributes and enjoys learning stuff...

    That was for the guy writing a freaking autobiography on the forum
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Doves_IndefinitelyDoves_Indefinitely Posts: 126 Member
    NN said:
    I do not recall that station wagons were any better than SUVs.

    And SUVs with 4 wheel drive take it to another dimension.
    The trouble I kept hearing on the news is that they overturn easily on the highway and were dangerous. If they have all-wheel drive, they are more costly to upkeep. They also ride rough as compared with passenger cars. That Honda CR-V rides about as bad as a wheelbarrow over train track ties and I've been in two of them. True stations wagons were true automobiles and had  a comfortable low-center of gravity, a supple car-like ride and a car chassis. They also had the elegance of a passenger car. 
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,482 Senior Member
    edited June 5 #41
    NN said:
    I do not recall that station wagons were any better than SUVs.

    And SUVs with 4 wheel drive take it to another dimension.
    The trouble I kept hearing on the news is that they overturn easily on the highway and were dangerous. If they have all-wheel drive, they are more costly to upkeep. They also ride rough as compared with passenger cars. That Honda CR-V rides about as bad as a wheelbarrow over train track ties and I've been in two of them. True stations wagons were true automobiles and had  a comfortable low-center of gravity, a supple car-like ride and a car chassis. They also had the elegance of a passenger car. 
    Again, wife’s CX-9 handles like a sports car, has a great comfortable ride and comes in front wheel drive as an option.  You’d have to get under it with a forklift to flip it over. And I can load the back with everything I need for a long day at the range add 4 more adults to the equation and it still handles the dirt road to my club with ease.  

    The problem with “hearing” things is that you end up formulating opinions and making assertions that are not based on facts.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,267 Senior Member
    The ride quality on today's vehicles is MUCH better than 20 yrs ago.  My 13 F150 rides as good or better than any Lincoln my wife has brought home. 
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,482 Senior Member
    RugerFan said:
    The ride quality on today's vehicles is MUCH better than 20 yrs ago.  My 13 F150 rides as good or better than any Lincoln my wife has brought home. 
    My BIL and my cousin both bought brand new Dodge trucks within the last year.  Both have better rides than most cars from even 10 years ago.  My cousin bought a 6 cylinder, he’s getting high 20s mpg and can still tow his 22’ center console Grady White boat with power to spare.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,212 Senior Member
    People tip vehicles mostly due to stupidity. I have owned and put many miles two ex USPS mail jeeps including stomping around the Florida Everglades. You have to align the front by hand as the wheelbase is narrower than anything else and it doesn't fit on the rack. If I, mt brother, and friends can drive that and not tip it over, people need to learn to drive right. 

    Reminds me of that crap about the Chevy Corvair. Nader wrote than garbage about it being unsafe. It wasn't. 


    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,212 Senior Member
    As for the lowest price, they are around with less things. It does have a very small screen but that could be swapped out I imagine. For 25K, hard to beat.

    https://www.petersonchevrolet.org/VehicleDetails/new-2020-Chevrolet-Colorado-Extended_Cab_Long_Box_2_Wheel_Drive_WT-Boise-ID/4214203403
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,337 Senior Member
    Tugar said:
    People tip vehicles mostly due to stupidity. I have owned and put many miles two ex USPS mail jeeps including stomping around the Florida Everglades. You have to align the front by hand as the wheelbase is narrower than anything else and it doesn't fit on the rack. If I, mt brother, and friends can drive that and not tip it over, people need to learn to drive right. 

    Reminds me of that crap about the Chevy Corvair. Nader wrote than garbage about it being unsafe. It wasn't. 


    In 1977 I flipped a 1968 Cadillac Fleetwood in an abandoned parking lot on a dare. Guy that owned it said it couldn't be done. Did it on second try, and guy that owned it was NOT amused. It was a complete 360 degree rollover, too. My only safety equipment was my motorcycle helmet.
    Those old CJ7 jeeps didn't corner well at speed unless you had learned drifting on dirt roads. Most any vehicle can be rolled if you put your mind to it! :D
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  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 3,900 Senior Member
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    I'll see your Family Truckster and raise you one Shaggin wagon
    👍
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

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