drive-in theatres and bring back the old A&W drive up restaurants. Because there is nothing like making or even getting intimate, in the back of your wagon. But it seems that has disappeared amongst the hustle and bustle of safety features and off-road capabilities. Of course, if everyone remembers that vans were the first segment to displace wagons, and now it seems that wagon-like trucks and SUVs are taking over, where wagons once rained supreme.
Even though the Wagon market may not be big in North America, it is still alive and well in Europe. The Europeans seem to have noticed that you can still fix your Ikea boxes in the back of a wagon and not have to endure the pain of filling it up, when you don’t need the room. Sooner or later Americans will realize the reason why you purchase a wagon over a SUV, it’s just cheaper in the long run.
Now for the winners and losers of the wagon segment. This year’s winner was a bit of surprise to everyone, considering that it was one odd looking car, but when you get right down to it the 2010 Renault Megane Estate is still one great looking wagon. It embodies everything you need to know about wagons, there fun, sporty and can hold a lot of stuff. So, for an AutoLooks A+ in style you deserve it Renault.
And with that we come to the loser of the bunch, which is oddly enough a Renault as well. Even with its handsome looks and somewhat evil front end, the 2010 Renault Clio Estate just didn’t have what it takes to beat off the Rusty award.