2000s2000s
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320
With the big wagons gone mid and small wagons (mostly imports) remain in the cracks of the marketplace. The station wagon based SUV that flourished in the 1990s rolled toward a more conservative trend. With cars like Chrysler's PT Cruiser breaking the traditional car mold, the spirit of the Station Wagon will likely live on in these cross-over vehicles, while never achieving its once great glory.
2003 Ford Focus
WAGON 2000 Honda Accord 2.3 VTL wagon
MAKER Aoshima
#029008
(???) 1/24
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The Honda Accord introduced this new style in late 2000.
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WAGON 2000 Honda Accord SiR wagon
MAKER Aoshima
#030134
(???) 1/24
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Low Rider version
 
 
WAGON 2000 Honda Accord Azect wagon (CF-6)
MAKER Aoshima
#030394
(???) 1/24
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Standard curb-side (no engine detail) kit of the Azect Deisgns customized New Accord Wagon. Rear hatch opens. Body molded in white. Interior molded in black. Matte chrome rims. Wheels turn and steer after assembly. 200+ parts.
 
 
WAGON 2000 Honda Accord Garson GT wagon (CF-6)
MAKER Aoshima
#031704
(???) 1/24
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VIP Series. Curb-side. Molded in white (exterior) and black (interior).
 
 
WAGON 2000 Subaru Legacy GT-B Touring Wagon
MAKER Fujimi
#03543
(???) 1/24
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#03553
(???) 1/24
 

#03558
(???) 1/24
 
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In 2000 the US received the newest version of the Legacy. Most notable physical change was the thicker (and somewhat unattractive) headlights. I truly hope the Legacy follows in the footsteps of the Impreza and takes up the round headlights.
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Don't know much about it, but it is likely Right Hand Drive. Version #03558 should be a Type S.
 
 
WAGON 2000? Nissan Cefiro 25J wagon
MAKER Fujimi
#18244
(???) 1/24
Side of Box
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Curbside. 100+ parts
 
 
WAGON 2001 Chrysler PT Crusier  
MAKER Revell
#1914 [Wheels of Fire]
(2001) 1/25
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#1356 [Pro-Finish]
(2002) 1/25
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Chrysler's Retro-styled Swiss army knife of a car. While this car does not fit the mold of the traditional car, most have stuck it in the small Station Wagon category. This was the start of a trend in wagon history; vehicles that are not quite cars and not quite SUVs and not quite minivans.
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Wheels of Fire is molded in Metallic Red. Pro-Finish is a pre-painted, easy to assemble kit. All are snap-together kits and slammers.
 
 
WAGON 2001 Chrysler PT Crusier  
MAKER Testors
#227 [Hot Metal Gold Series]
(2002) 1/24
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#680001 [Custom Finish Gold Series]
(2002) 1/24
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#680002 [Custom Finish Gold Series] - Panel Cruiser
(2002) 1/24
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#680003 [Custom Finish Gold Series] - Panel Cruiser "Granma's Pies"
(2002) 1/24
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#680005 [Custom Finish Gold Series]
(2002) 1/24
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See Above
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Pre-painted metal body. Opening doors and hood with engine.
 
 
WAGON 2001 Chrysler PT Crusier  
MAKER Maisto
#39995
(2002) 1/24
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See Above
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Pre-painted metal body. Included custom wheels.
 
 
WAGON 2001? Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon WRX
MAKER Hasegawa
#CD15-24015 [CD Series]
(2001?) 1/24
Box Art Catalog Art
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This is a sporty wagon. The 2002 version had a nice facelift. I wish they made model of this version of it.
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Right hand drive. Injection-plastic passenger car kit. 89 parts. 18cm long when completed.
 
 
WAGON 2002 Honda Fit (Jazz)
MAKER Tamiya
#24251 [Sports Car Series]
(2002) 1/24
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#24253 [Sports Car Series]/Motorized
(2002) 1/24
Promotional Picture
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I don't know much about this car other than it is very popular in Japan. Although it is not currently available in the US it does follow the recent trend of creating compact multi-purpose wagons hitting the US streets. The Jazz has a highly efficient engine but if it were offered as a Hybrid it would sell well in the US.
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Very detailed curbside kit. Can be built with either left or right hand side drive. Although I am a proponent of factory stock kits, this would be a good source for a cool custom. Click on the model number for a link to Tamiya's site.
 
 
WAGON 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8  
MAKER Revell
#85-2019 [Muscle Car]
(2007) 1/25
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Finally, Dodge returns to the station wagon, and with muscle. The company who killed the wagon give it full rebirth being the first US company to release a full sized station wagon since the 1996 Buick Roadmaster. The SRT-8 features a 425hp 6.1L V8 Hemi engine.
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Here is a nice review on the IPMS/USA site.