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      Shopping new wagons

      I had a 2007 non-turbo Subaru Forester that was pretty nice so I checked into them (turbo model is too rich for my blood [MSRP, gas, tires, etc.]). Funny, the one thing that sucked about my Subaru was how gutless it was in the mountains, offroading, or when loaded down. For the new Subaru non-turbo models the horsepower has been cut by 25...seriously? Forget that! Did my "Back to America" thing with the Dart and I am not impressed at what passes for a "warranty" at Dodge/Chrysler/FCA. Never liked Fords, or Chevy's since the 1970's. Had my fill of Toyota and Nissan dealerships (my brothers all had Mazdas at one time and they all had engine warranty issues) and Korean cars are not my thing. I think I will probably be getting a VW Golf MKVII Sportwagen 1.8T to go along with my two other MKIV Jettas (2002 6-cylinder 2.8, 2003 4-cylinder 1.8T). Not very original I know, but I have had good luck with my modded VW's (knock on wood) and I have an Audi mechanic friend for when things get beyond my shade-tree mechanic level. Guess what I am really saying is I would rather never set foot in a dealer service department ever again. Let them go insult someone else's intelligence, I am done with their dog-and-pony shows.

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      only other ones i like are bimmer & benz, oh, and the lancer sportback.






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      I'm a fan of that wagon.

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      Go with the metallic pea family truckster
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      Subaru not much to speak of anymore. It's a tough market considering all the variety of great looking vehicles available today. If only they could all put their durability where their parts are.
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      1. Last long Review by Newman
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        We bought this wagon 11 years ago and it is still in very good shape. (Posted on 5/14/2015)
      2. Long term review Review by Illinois
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        I have had one of these for over 10 years. So far absolutely no issues? (Posted on 5/5/2015)
      3. this product is 100% perfect Review by junior
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        My 3 year old son love it we go camping we go fishing i dont have to cary him or use stroller or bike ride him he love it and he plays with his toys inside the wagon its not hard to pull thehandale is very light he love its worth the price (Posted on 4/26/2015)
      4. Love it Review by John
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        Use boat cushions for seat pads. Works and fits perfectly. (Posted on 3/18/2015)
      5. My son loves this wagon and so do I !!! Review by Sherrie
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        Love the wagon. It's such a great alternative to a stroller and carries a little more gear.
        I desperately want seat pads for it though. I wish there was something! (Posted on 2/11/2015)
      6. Sturdy Wagon Review by Dad of Two
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        We are loving this wagon! Agree with other reviews; well built, sturdy. Smooth ride on or off the sidewalk. My only complaint is that we lost the nut for the handle hinge around 1 month after we got it. Replaced with a nylock nut and no problem since.
        We use it for the kids, some gardening and I use it to bring full lawn bags out to the curb.
        I would recommend this wagon to anyone. (Posted on 12/28/2014)
      7. Really slick ride Review by Chris
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        Just got it on Christmas from Grandma for my boy. It is really well made and easy to assemble. Nice big wheels for a comfort ride. The kid really loves this wagon. (Posted on 12/26/2014)
      8. Disappointed Review by Boondockdad
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        Expected a bit better quality and construction.

        Definitely higher quality than the knock-off Harbor Freight makes but, not the "Radio Flyer" I remember from my childhood.

        Stamped red wagon basin seems pretty thin, and bolting the rear axle carrier directly to it without any structural backing looks weak.

        Also disappointed with design for wood panel/ stake attachment points. Maybe I'll add my own washers for extra support at bolt connections.

        Definitely not designed to last 10-20 years. (Posted on 12/25/2014)
      9. Perfect Review by Florida
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        Our two year old daughter loves this wagon! The sides are high so we don't worry about her trying to climb out. Perfect for walks around the neighborhood and for events. (Posted on 12/21/2014)
      10. Buy us made Review by Matt
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        The quality isn't the best, I can't see it holding up more than 2-4 years. We still have the flyer my dad had as a kid and the difference in build quality is very apparent. For what this wagon cost you shouldn't have too much trouble finding something made in the us and a lot higher quality. (Posted on 12/16/2014)
      11. All terrain wagon is all about Oregon! Review by Nate
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        Bought this for my son. We've been all over with it and it effortlessly wheeled over everything; pretty fun. I did make a little harness for him (safety, ya know) that connects to the wood slats and will eventually buy a set of the R.F. seat pads.
        I had a Radio Flyer wagon when I was a kiddo and this brings back all sorts of memories. My son loves every adventure we go on & so do I. (Posted on 10/22/2014)
      12. Great but I need pads!!! Review by Esther
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        We love the wagon. We had it for 5 years now. Air filled tires make all the difference in the world. We can clear all kinds of bumps and even curbs with the wagon (provided that we go slow enough over the big ones). My only wish would be that Radio Flyer will bring the pads for the wagon back for a separate purchase. We are using blankets and pillows when kids are riding it but it would be nice to have a custom ones. I see that there is an option for pads if you build a new custom one but there is no option for an existing owner to get a set. Boo, boo, boo! I have waited a year now but if there is none available by Christmas, I may have a local sewing place make me a set which will cost me quite a bit, I'm sure. (Posted on 6/16/2014)
      13. love it except sides hard to remove Review by granmarun
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        the wagon is great if you have kids that don't want to climb in and out but they are very hard to remove quickly which makes it very difficult! (Posted on 5/29/2014)
      14. Waaaaaaw Review by Maya
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        Best wagon , I just loved it , my son is veryyyy happy and I m more happy than him (Posted on 5/9/2014)
      15. wow Review by rick m.
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        wow&wo0w (Posted on 3/17/2014)
      16. CARGO WAGON Review by CBOTWINSKI97
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        LOVE MY RADIO FLYER ALL TERRAIN WAGON
        FOR HAULING HEAVY LOADS (Posted on 11/21/2013)
      17. Great Wagon Review by Apartment Dweller
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        I was moving into a large apartment complex, with virtually no help. I saw the wagon at Walmart and bought it. The wagon exceeds expectations in every way. It is well built, and sturdy. It even has done stairs. Everyone smiles when they see me hauling groceries, etc. It is the right size for the elevator.
        I would recommend this wagon to everyone. (Posted on 9/29/2013)



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      Very helpful, thanks!




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      I don't know about anyone else, but I really like the older Volvo V and XC series... They discontinued the V series a few years ago but they still have the XC which are all AWD too... I've had 2 Volvo's in my life, a 1988 240dl and a 1993 850glt. I sold my 240 with 180k on the odo to buy the 850. I kept that for many years and sold it in '08 with 310,000 miles and it was still running strong. I know that Volvo's get a bad rap about repairs and such, but they really are very easy to work on and as long as you take care of it, the thing will last forever... In fact, I was trying to find an off-lease s60 T5 (the "naughty" Volvo) before I got my Dart but couldn't find any at all with a stick. If I did, I would probably be driving a Volvo now lol
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      Too bad bad Volvo is now owned by the Chinese military.

      I once saw an 80's Volvo hit a 1960's tank, then run over a fence, plus a medium sized tree. The hood accordion-ed, but the driver could still get out afterwards and start chasing after the muscle car that caused the wreck. lol



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      The only thing I do miss is the back road twisties with the 6 manual. Even with the uneven turbo lag is was still a lot of fun once you got spooled up and rowing between 3 4 5 and whipping the wheel. The Dart chassis is very good. But the experience has made me kind of a "Closet Miata Fan". Never drove one, but they say the lightweight and weight dist is excellent for canyon carving and such. Such is the way of dreaming. Top down, the road in Summer, and you. But as a second car of course. Daily driver - no way.

     

     
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