Proof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family Car

If you are over 40, you definitely remember driving around in a station wagon like these!

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All the kids would pile into the rear-facing back seat and make faces at the drivers in the cars behind us. Dad would pop in some Springsteen and we’d make the annual summer drive to a nearby campground with all the windows open.

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Who else remembers piling as many kids as we could into the old wagon and watching a movie at the drive-in? No seat belts,  no stress, just playing games and waving at the people in the other cars!

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Here are 17 pictures that prove the station wagon was actually the best family car ever!

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You could sleep AND cook in it!

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Proof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family Car

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It had plenty of storage space!

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Proof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family Car

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Plenty of room in the back for naps,

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Proof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family Car

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or playing games!

Proof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family Car

Some of them had back hatches that opened like side doors,

Proof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family Car

It was a sad day when we had grown too big to all fit in the back.

Proof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family Car

There was still plenty of room for the adults in the front!

Proof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family Car

We loved our little rear-facing seat!

Proof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family Car

Sometimes we’d have to hold onto the groceries, so they didn’t slide around…

Proof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family Car

but we’d usually just make funny faces at the drivers behind us

Proof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family CarProof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family CarProof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family CarProof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family CarProof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family Car

and beside us.

Proof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family Car

They also served as a shady spot on a hot day!

Proof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family Car

Yep, those were the good ‘ol days!

Proof The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family Car

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Emma C
Freelance Writer