Wagons don’t have to suck.
A wagon can be many things. A Griswald family hauler, a Portlandian’s dream machine or, for most car guys, it’s pure opportunity. They have the versatility of a crossover, the maneuverability of a sedan and, in some cases, the power of a sports car.
My goal is to modify my VW Golf Sportwagen enough to enter it into an open track day at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this fall. Oh, and bring my family along for the round trip without a backup car.