I like station wagons. Always have. Even little ones can be handy. Flip down the seat and you can haul packages, luggage, bikes or sundry supplies from the lumberyard for weekend chores.
Of course, little wagons can't swallow as much cargo as
sport-utility vehicles or minivans, but they hold more than a small sedan and get good gas mileage. They cost less, too.
Hyundai's decision to offer a wagon version of its Elantra is based on just these assumptions. It joins the Ford Escort,
Mercury Tracer, Suzuki Esteem and Saturn wagon as the only small wagons available.
The Elantra GLS station wagon with a CD player and alloy wheels, for example, stickers for less than $16,000. Its... Read More