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It's a mighty sweet ride for a station wagon. But the rear "suicide doors" mean it could not be manufactured for sale in the USA any more.

Just an aside:
The demise of the station wagon as a type (and its replacement by the SUV) was due to passenger car fleet mileage standards. Station wagons did tend to suck that way.

Do I hear you say that SUVs are even worse, particularly compared to what it would be for hypothetical station wagons built with the latest and greatest technology? Well yes, but an SUV is on a pickup truck chassis and therefore not included in passenger car fleet mileage standards.

Your government hard at work saving gas and improving the environment. :)
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My wife's new Honda CRV gets 40 city, 35 highway. I'd say that's better.
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Rob Lister wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:47 pm My wife's new Honda CRV gets 40 city, 35 highway. I'd say that's better.
Is that a hybrid?
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Yepper. And a fucking joy to drive.
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Hybrids are the big game changer, but I was speaking of the time when station wagons went away.

FWIW, Volvo still builds one so I suppose a comeback is possible (with hybrids).
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The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is pretty much a hybrid station wagon
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https://www.toyota.com/highlanderhybrid/

A hatchback is not a station wagon.
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A Pacer and Sweet Rides do not belong in the same sentence much less the same thread.
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The Pacer is a mechanic's nightmare on top of everything else.

You need to put it on the lift to change the spark plugs.
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We're both old enough to remember that you used to have to change spark plugs.
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Rob Lister wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:07 pm We're both old enough to remember that you used to have to change spark plugs.
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Good lard
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Spoiler:
The 1956 Leningrad Sport Custom
Builder: Arkadij Dmitrievich Babich
By: Arunas Racelis – AllCarIndex (publish date 2014)


This adorable two-seater sportscar is a one-of-a-kind home-made example made sometime in 1956 (or perhaps 1959..) by a citizen of Russian city Leningrad (now known as Saint-Petersburg) – Arkadij Dmitrievich Babich. Being his second or even third (according to different sources) self-built car, the Leningrad was powered by a rather powerful 3.5-liter 90hp GAZ-12 engine.

It is said that his previous car utilized a V2 engine taken from some motorcycle, while the Leningrad was able to hit a top speed on 130 km/h! It took approximately three years for A. Babich to scratch-build this marvelous automobile which he later used to travel a 2125 km distance from Simferopol, Crimea to Leningrad in 20 hours. This creator was also involved in a development of tubular frame for a racing car KVN-2500S (-2500!) driven by V. Kosenkov and A. Silantev.



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Restored 2020

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Damn I want one. :BigGrin3:
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Witness wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:29 am Image

Spoiler:
The 1956 Leningrad Sport Custom
Builder: Arkadij Dmitrievich Babich
By: Arunas Racelis – AllCarIndex (publish date 2014)


This adorable two-seater sportscar is a one-of-a-kind home-made example made sometime in 1956 (or perhaps 1959..) by a citizen of Russian city Leningrad (now known as Saint-Petersburg) – Arkadij Dmitrievich Babich. Being his second or even third (according to different sources) self-built car, the Leningrad was powered by a rather powerful 3.5-liter 90hp GAZ-12 engine.

It is said that his previous car utilized a V2 engine taken from some motorcycle, while the Leningrad was able to hit a top speed on 130 km/h! It took approximately three years for A. Babich to scratch-build this marvelous automobile which he later used to travel a 2125 km distance from Simferopol, Crimea to Leningrad in 20 hours. This creator was also involved in a development of tubular frame for a racing car KVN-2500S (-2500!) driven by V. Kosenkov and A. Silantev.



Image
2014


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Restored 2020

:)
In the video, it looks a little shaky on the turns. You can see the rear is a bit loose and slides wide a little. But it's a beauty. Amazing he could build that in the Soviet Union. And amazing he could drive from Crimea to Leningrad in 20 hours on what were probably mostly dirt roads.
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