The Demise of the Station Wagon
For decades, station wagons were the perfect family transport. In the ’90s and the early 2000s, suburban America turned first to minivans and SUVs, forgetting the legendary “long roofs” of before.
It didn’t help that the European brands introduced stylish wagons in the form of the Audi Avant or BMW 5-Series Touring. Even Cadillac offered a station wagon. The SUVs and crossovers destroyed this car class, so only a few such models remain on the market.