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1984 Oldsmobile Firenza

1984 Oldsmobile Firenza Cruiser

Fact: There are no non-luxury small station wagons currently on sale in the United States.* There’s no one to blame for this situation, unless you feel a need to rant against a buying public that has latched onto crossovers in much the same way music lovers have latched onto downloadable music.

I have a warm spot in my heart for small wagons. And though my own 1984 Pontiac Sunbird was a coupe—with the same cool wheels seen on the ‘Bird below—I always thought the wagon looked pretty good, too.

Here we present the small wagons of 1984. That was the year Reagan was reelected president, and the year George Orwell predicted we’d all be wearing blue jumpsuits. Most importantly, in 1984 you could order a small Oldsmobile wagon with a manual transmission, sport suspension, AND woodgrain bodyside trim.

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Buick Skyhawk

1984 Skyhawk Wagon

1984 Buick Skyhawk Limited Wagon

Base engine: 88-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder

Base price: Custom $7685, Limited $8135 ($370 destination charge)

 

Chevrolet Cavalier

1984 Cavalier Wagon

1984 Chevrolet Cavalier CS Wagon

Base engine: 88-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder

Base Price: Base $6375, CS $6666 ($370 destination charge)

 

Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country

1984 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon

1984 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country Wagon

Base engine: 96-horsepower 2.2-liter 4-cylinder

Base Price: LeBaron Town & Country $9956 ($398 destination charge)

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Dodge Aries

1984 Dodge Aries

1984 Dodge Aries Wagon

Base engine: 96-horsepower 2.2-liter 4-cylinder

Base Price: Custom $7736, SE $8195 ($398 destination charge)

 

Dodge Colt Vista

1984 Dodge Colt

1984 Dodge Colt Vista

Base engine: 88-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder

Base Price: Base $8115 ($175 destination charge)

 

Ford Escort

1984 Escort Wagon

1984 Ford Escort LX Wagon

Base engine: 80-horsepower 1.6-liter 4-cylinder

Base Price: L $6313, GL $6773, LX $7939 ($308 destination charge)

 

Honda Civic

1984 Civic Wagon

1984 Honda Civic Wagon

Base engine: 76-horsepower 1.5-liter 4-cylinder

Base Price: Base $6299 ($174 destination charge)

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Mercury Lynx

1984 Lynx Wagon

1984 Mercury Lynx GS Wagon

Base engine: 80-horsepower 1.6-liter 4-cylinder

Base Price: L $6448, GS $6887 ($308 destination charge)

 

Nissan Sentra

1984 Sentra Wagon

1984 Sentra XE Wagon**

Base engine: 69-horsepower 1.6-liter 4-cylinder

Base Price: Deluxe $7049, XE $7649 ($185 destination charge)

 

Oldsmobile Firenza Cruiser

1984 Firenza Wagon

1984 Oldsmobile Firenza LX Cruiser

Base engine: 88-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder

Base Price: Cruiser $7521, LX Cruiser $8073 ($370 destination charge)

 

Plymouth Colt Vista

Plymouth Colt Visa

1984 Plymouth Colt Vista

Base engine: 88-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder

Base Price: Base $8115 ($175 destination charge)

 

Plymouth Reliant

1984 Plymouth Reliant

1984 Plymouth Reliant Wagon

Base engine: 96-horsepower 2.2-liter 4-cylinder

Base Price: Custom $7736, SE $8195 ($398 destination charge)

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Pontiac 2000 Sunbird

1984 2000 Sunbird Wagon

1984 Pontiac 2000 Sunbird LE Wagon

Base engine: 84-horsepower 1.8-liter 4-cylinder

Base Price: Base $7115, LE $7819  ($370 destination charge)

 

1984 Subaru

1984 Subaru Wagon

1984 Subaru GL 4WD Wagon

Base engine: 73-horsepower 1.8-liter 4-cylinder

Base Price: DL $6770, GL $7369, GL 4WD $7918, GL 4WD Turbo $10,174 (destination charge NA)

 

1984 Toyota Tercel

1984 Tercel Wagon

1984 Toyota Tercel Deluxe Wagon

Base engine: 62-horsepower 1.5-liter 4-cylinder

Base Price: Deluxe $6588, $ Deluxe 4WD $7458, SR5 4WD $8278 (destination charge NA)

*A Volkswagen Golf SportWagen arrives soon as a 2016 model.

**Though arguably a hatchback, Nissan referred to this sloped-roofed compact as a wagon.

10 Most-Expensive Wagons of 1983

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