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Giant

As plastic clad high riding estates go...

This looks bloody great:
http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news...v90-cross-country-revealed-sweden
Michael

Such a shame the big Volvo doesn't have a big Volvo boot. Great looking wagon though.
Blarno

It looks oddly proportioned on those massive wheels and comedy ride height.
Big Blue

Yuk to the wheels allied to the ride height. Is that out of the new Mad Max film?
PG

The previous XC70 - a la Michael's one - looks so "just right". This looks like they built a low slung estate to look sporty and then jacked it up. Looks very odd.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

..... and large dogs tend to be tall, so a sloping roofline is as much bad news for them as it is for antiques dealers hoping to load old furniture into the cargo bay.  Who makes large, "square-backed" estates these days?
Martin

I don't like that at all.  The V90 looks quite good, but jacking it up doesn't work with the shape at all.
Frank Bullitt

Reminds me of that beige Rolls Royce Merlin engined estate thing.

Like Martin, the V90 is a good looking car but that hasn't done it any favours.
Michael

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
Who makes large, "square-backed" estates these days?


The Passat has the most square rear these days, to my knowledge. The E class is the bigger car though, probably the vehicle of choice for antique dealers. I still think Skoda dropped the ball making the Superb more of a style statement than a load lugger. They could have cleaned up the market Volvo seems to be abandoning.
PhilD

Michael wrote:
Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
Who makes large, "square-backed" estates these days?


The Passat has the most square rear these days, to my knowledge.


Saw a Passat Wagon R recently and thought it looked great; low, wide purposeful yet still practical. The new grill makes it's look wider than it probably is but I still thinks it been stretched a little.

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