9 Wild Wagons For Returning To Campus

00-Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

This past weekend, many college students moved back to their respective campuses, and for the next week or so, many more will move back as well. While the easy way out is to rent a moving van or truck, it requires a little bit of style and creativity to pull off the task with a wagon. If you want to make a splash when you return to class, perhaps you could opt of one of these wild wagons:

1954 Chevrolet Nomad Concept

Chevrolet Nomad Concept

What better way to make an arrival on campus than in a two-door wagon with a Corvette front end. While the production form of the Nomad featured a Bel Air-based front look, the concept had a look that would go on to live on the Vette.

1976 Saab 95

1976 Saab 95

If you’d like to make a quieter arrival, but still impress the faculty, pull up in a vintage Saab wagon. The quirky throwback looks will make you a favorite with all the hipster pukes, while the mere fact that it is a Saab should score points with any professor who wears jackets with padded elbows.

1976 Cadillac Eldorado Wagon for Elvis Presley

1972 Cadillac Eldorado Elvis

It’s an Eldorado Wagon, which is a great conversation starter. It has cargo space for miles, and the Elvis connection takes it to a level of cool all its own.

2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 Estate


If you are a parent dropping your child off at college, this might be a go-to choice. It is far from embarrassing (as opposed to being dropped off in a Pontiac Aztek), and with 557 horsepower, you can peel out on your way to a relaxing, child-free semester.

2014 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

See previous entry.

1995 Renault Evado Concept

Renault Evado Concept

A strange, French wagon, you say? Driving something mysterious and European should make you a hit with the ladies.

1998 Buick Signia Concept

Buick Signia Concept

The looks might be quirky, but the innovative cargo bay design should make moving in a snap!

2005 Volvo XC70 AT Concept

Volvo XC70 AT

Here’s how you make everyone happy. It’s a wagon, which the parents approve of. It is a Volvo (see Saab 95), and it’s muscular enough that you won’t be embarrassed pulling up to the first day of class.

2008 Chevrolet HHR SS

Chevy HHR Turbo Panel

Don’t count out this retro-styled hatchback. With 235 horsepower under the hood and the swagger of the panel van model, it is a great choice for moving in with style.

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