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    This is pretty freakin awesome. Too bad only Porsche stayed the same...

    See full-size image here: Car Sizes Through The Years [Infographic] - Automotive News

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    I don't know. I still think 1976 was the peak for large cars.

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    Brett -

    You are reacting to a different issue than what the article is about. It's about the original and modern version of certain cars, like Mustang, Mini, and Civic. The new models are bigger than the old ones.

    But cars overall were much bigger through the 1950s, 1960s and even the 1970s than they are today. When I was a little kid in the 60s, my dad had a Chevy Impala. You could put 3 dead bodies in the trunk of that thing (if you were Tony Soprano).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    But cars overall were much bigger through the 1950s, 1960s and even the 1970s than they are today. When I was a little kid in the 60s, my dad had a Chevy Impala. You could put 3 dead bodies in the trunk of that thing (if you were Tony Soprano).
    But they don't make Bel Airs and El Dorados and Edsels anymore... Sadly. When are station wagons coming back in style?

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    car companies always advance current models by enlarging and adding features until they have to slot in a new model underneath to fill the gap the car has grown out of. The Fit took over where the civic used to be, the yaris is the new carolla, the fiesta is the new focus, etc...
    The only recent exception I can think of is the new jetta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pucsicsal View Post
    When are station wagons coming back in style?
    Actually, they are very popular in Europe, and at least available in the USA. They just don't call them "station wagons" anymore. Example: Audi Avant.
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    safety is the number 1 cause of cars getting bigger and more heavy over the years. With all those air bags and other features things are behemoths.
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