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Motor Trend 1979: Wagoneer v.s. DL

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Good read! My manager at my old job had a 80 Wagonner that she got for free (!). She needed a car real bad, and someone she knew wanted rid of it...

 

Anyway, she knew absolutely nothing about cars, and so I did a slight amount of tinkering and test-driving. I actually found it to be a nice vehicle. Plently of power, and surprising handling. But it was simply too big to tickle my fancy...

 

In this comparo, I would go Subaru all the way, and not just because I'm biased. Even though it's down on power a little, the engine is very durable and willing. And I would definitely appreciate the nimbleness of the smaller car too...

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Too bad they didnt get a Subaru GL. I think the writer would have been significantly more impressed. Hell *I* wouldnt even buy a DL :D

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I know this is an old thread but they wanted to compare the top of the line 4x4 to the cheapest 4x4.Meaning one car with the bare essentials and one with all the nice things..Although they only dinged the subaru because it was underpowered and because it was small.

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yeah i know its an old thread too...

 

i wonder what would have been the result if the comparison would of been between the the mid 80's jeep and say a gl10 turbo?

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They did one again witht he ea81 wagon and three others of that day. I don't remember the magizine though.

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