Last summer, it seems like all anyone could talk about was the coming of the greatest little young family truckster in the world. But now it actually IS 2008, and instead, all we get is wall-to-wall coverage of The Death of The Station Wagon. So where's the advance hype for our potato-profiled Messiah, the all-new, Clean Diesel VW Jetta
Sportwagon SportWagen? [oops. it's official. SportWagen with an 'e']
Not ringing any bells? You mean you weren't in Archbold, Ohio last July, where the German noobs gave props to their SportWagen forbears at the American Station Wagon Owners Association National Convention? [above, as seen on zercustom.com]
ASWOA? How do you pronounce that? "ASS-Whoa"? I want to be stoked for them, thank them for keeping the wood paneled flame alive, but instead, their website totally depresses me. It gets me as psyched about station wagons as Slowlane.com gets me for at-home dadhood.
As for the VW, last I heard was some turbos are due "at intro," followed by 2.5L 6's and Clean Diesels "in March." Anyone on the waitlist?
Not the SWOAA: American Station Wagon Owners Association [aswoa.com]
July 2007: VW Jetta Sportwagon: Delayed until 2008! [germancarblog]
Oct 2007 from ASWOA to SEMA: VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI [carmagazine.co.uk]