Do they even make station wagons anymore? It seems to me it’s the perfect family vehicle – well, perfect if you aren’t concerned about ‘safety’ for children, but back in my childhood, seatbelts were optional and we liked it that way. In fact, if memory serves, the seat belts in the back seat were always buried in the crack.
Anyway, I loved our station wagon. We would do a cross-country trek once a year to visit both sets of grandparents, and the back of the wagon was prime riding real estate. It would hold the cooler (so you could sneak snacks), and I could stretch out on a blanket or sleeping bag and either read or look upside-down at the sky.
Good thing I didn’t get carsick. or thrown from the vehicle.