26: Buick Estate 445
Buick was on a roll during the ’60s and ’70s and the brand attempted to bring excitement to a number of segments. When you had a Buick for a family car in the 70s you were in for a good time and the Buick Estate 445 is evidence of that. The car looked and felt like a performance car but it had the capabilities of a family vehicle. Buick put a lot of hype behind the Estate 445 but it just didn’t add up. The car was high-priced for what you got and the curb weight was actually quite massive.
Although the Buick Estate 445 had a serious amount of horsepower it was often overshadowed by the weight of the car. The fuel crisis that was emerging also caused the Buick Estate 445 to be a sales lag for the brand. Still, the Buick Estate 445 is a very rare wagon that you can have a lot of fun driving and owning.