Outtake: Family Chariots, Then And Now

We had a blue Civic wagon exactly like this one as our family chariot in 1983. Somehow, we managed to haul our two children, stroller, shopping, and even luggage when going on vacation. Never really seemed cramped; in fact the back seat had limo-like leg room. Enough already, because a full CC on these little gems will come when we catch up on our continuing Honda chronology (there’s a slew of these wagons still here). But I couldn’t resist this nice juxtaposition, even if it wasn’t a Suburban. And that Civic Wagovan is a four wheel drive version, the tell-tale being those different wheels and the higher suspension setting.