I bought my Estate collector's wagon from a friend who bought the car new in 1996. I had looked a these wagonsin '96 but thought they were priced to high. I got this one for a good price and only 25Kmiles and still has the dealer plastic wrap on the folding back seats.! I've driven it to CA. twice during the past two summers. I averaged 23 mpg and didn't feel tired after the drive. The powerful engine does well for this heavy of a car and the ride, although wavey, is not bad at all. I won first place in it's class at this summer's car show!
The stereo is fantastic for only 4 speakers. Engine, ride, looks.
Too latenow, no longer in production. Sadly, it's tough to get white wall tires that fit.
I had been wanting a "Roadie" wagon since i was 16 and now that I finally have one i'm not disappointed. the best car ive owned... there are owners clubs out there for these cars (they are called B-Bodies ). parts are still readily available. i live in hilly western pa and I get 22-25 hwy mpg i have gotten as high as 28 in flat florida on vacation. the car drives smaller than it is. and is not hard to park. it will carry a 4x8 sheet of plywood with the tailgate closed. the areas to look closely at when buying one are 1. body rot particularly the 1/4 panel just past the rear tires. 2. air compressor issues (if air suspension equipped) 3. rear axle leaks 4. water leaks.
couch-like seats, POWER! since its a chevy engine its cheap to modify for even more power. has the towing capacity of a fullsize pickup. has the seating capacity of a suburban with the ride of a cadillac. the fuel economy (considering the cars size) is great.
they need to make a full size body-on- frame wagon again. they do not make anything like this anymore.
I wanted one of these wagons back in 1996 but thought they were just too much money back then. I got this one from a friend with only 25K miles on it. It drives perfectly and made to CA. from CO. for a station wagon car show without trouble and averaged 24 mpg!
The ride, the style, the LT Corvette engine, the stereo is really good for a 4 speaker stereo.
Well it's no longer made, but if it were, the interior was typical GM cheapo plastic for the day, the reason why I didn't buy one new in 1996.
This is the Titanic of American roads. The best car I ever owned. I had to search for a car with such low miles for more than 2 years and was willing to pay any price to get it. Finally got one. Totally satisfied. Seats 8 people comfortably with lots of space.