Some Of Our Favorite Picks Of The Best Station Wagons In History
The Nissan Stagea is unfortunately forbidden fruit for us North American buyers. A JDM-only (Japanese Domestic Vehicle) production for Nissan, the Stagea has a huge reputation for being a “Skyline, but with four-doors and a long roof.” That’s because the Stagea surfaced in 1996, based on the same plate form as the R33-generation Nissan Skyline, complete with the option of Nissan’s famous turbocharged RB26 inline-six, rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, and a five-speed manual. Nissan discontinued production of the Stagea in 2007 in favor of crossovers, specifically the “Nissan Skyline Crossover,” which we get in the North American market, originally as the Infiniti EX, or now the QX50.
Buick Roadmaster (1992-1996)
The Buick Roadmaster Estate is one of our favorite wagons since it’s considered the last true example of the iconic American full-size sedan-based wagon with a “lazy V8” and couch-like “bench seats.” Based on GM’s last rear-wheel drive car “B platform,” which also underpinned the Chevrolet Caprice and Impala SS, its fairly modern underpinnings and enough space for a Corvette V8 swap make it a preferred choice for American muscle lovers and engine swappers alike. Don’t you think a classic American wagon with a Corvette engine in it would be sweet?