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2009 Audi A4 Avant: Wagon Our Tales

April 05, 2009

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Station Wagons rule. They're so convenient. I don't know why more manufacturers don't make them.

I just asked my cubicle mate, Michael Jordan, why are wagons called "station" wagons? He says it's because back in the 1930s and 1940s, people used their wagons to pick up people from the train station.

So simple.

One of our Contributors, Ken Gross, restored an 1942 Ford Super DeLuxe Wagon back to its woodie glory.

Thankfully, our Audi A4 Avant has many more safety features than a WWII-era woodie. Being built of metal has its advantages. And gotta love those airbags. As Ken Gross wrote, "A woodie was fragile, as a fender-bender that would simply bang up a metal car body would reduce a hapless woodie to matchsticks."

All hail modern technology. Welcome to the car of the week, the 2009 Audi A4 Avant.

What do you think of wagons?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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