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Old 07-09-2017, 09:36 PM
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Putting the wagon to use.....

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11 days, 4 states, 1200 miles, beach (Florida panhandle), mountains of NC, wedding in Nashville. This little workhorse had plenty of space and loves to gobble up copious stretches of highway!
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:53 PM
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Damn, that's some stuff!! I assume you stuffed things under the rear floor too? I love storing stuff under there. Haha

Have a good time!!
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Wow, amazing. You used the car as a car.
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Had a great time hauling my family for a road trip too! I totalled around 1k miles too and the car makes those long highway stretches a breeze!

distronic and massage seats were a godsend haha
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Originally Posted by Silverp30wagon View Post
Damn, that's some stuff!! I assume you stuffed things under the rear floor too? I love storing stuff under there. Haha

Have a good time!!
Nothing fits under the rear floor except maybe an umbrella.

We're already home - car is ready for a good wash and vac.

We had clothes, etc for rehearsal dinner, wedding, beach wear, shoes galore, gifts, vino....the cargo area holds a TON! The rear DVDs made life in the back quite easy for my youngsters.

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Wow, amazing. You used the car as a car.
Precisely. Wagon > SUV

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Had a great time hauling my family for a road trip too! I totalled around 1k miles too and the car makes those long highway stretches a breeze!

distronic and massage seats were a godsend haha

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Though I had taken out for a bit of a road trip earlier this year, just came back from a 1350 mile trip to VA plus some spirited miles in the Blue Ridge area. These wagons are happy with anything you throw at them.
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Sounds like a nice road trip. It's great you are not afraid to use the car for what it was built for and not just pampering it while dreaming about putting 23" wheels on it (yes, I'm pointing at you, forum members)
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Speaking of using a wagon like a wagon... what do you guys do for securing loads? When fully packed it's not a big deal but if there's any room for cargo to shift... it'll shift when the driving gets spirited.

I've got a weather tech cargo liner and cut out access for the tie down rings and have a couple of front runner stratchit's. This seems to work well as the weather tech is grippier than the carpet and if I lash something down with the stratchit's it's not going anywhere.

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Can you please post pictures how do you secure your cargo?
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Seeing this stuff reminds me that it's good to just drive the darn thing. I live like 280 miles round trip from Vancouver and I have to go there for work sometimes. I always debate between flying to save miles or just driving. I LITERALLY GET PAID TO DRIVE and I'm still like "oooh, the miles...I dunno".

Thanks for reminding me that this isn't supposed to be a garage queen.
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Seeing this stuff reminds me that it's good to just drive the darn thing. I live like 280 miles round trip from Vancouver and I have to go there for work sometimes. I always debate between flying to save miles or just driving. I LITERALLY GET PAID TO DRIVE and I'm still like "oooh, the miles...I dunno".

Thanks for reminding me that this isn't supposed to be a garage queen.
Yup. I'm averaging about 2k miles per month on the wagon. Really enjoyable driver!

The CLK55 is more the garage queen any more....don't drive it near enough!
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Speaking of using a wagon like a wagon... what do you guys do for securing loads? When fully packed it's not a big deal but if there's any room for cargo to shift... it'll shift when the driving gets spirited.

I've got a weather tech cargo liner and cut out access for the tie down rings and have a couple of front runner stratchit's. This seems to work well as the weather tech is grippier than the carpet and if I lash something down with the stratchit's it's not going anywhere.

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Pics please

I have not yet used the tie downs. Admittedly, some items have just slid around back there!
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Never understand all the hypes about SUV when most of them never even leave the pavement. A wagon can carry just the same amount with a better ride, handling, driving enjoyment, and mileage.

I would love a non-pano one to be available in the States so I can ****** one up.
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Never understand all the hypes about SUV when most of them never even leave the pavement. A wagon can carry just the same amount with a better ride, handling, driving enjoyment, and mileage.

I would love a non-pano one to be available in the States so I can ****** one up.
I too would prefer no panoroof. Shade is always closed and never use sunroof, plus all the added weight.

It's all the moms that want to sit higher because the feel safer and unfortunately it isn't going to go away. There are so many taller vehicles now, the need for them is continuous.
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From what I've read. ALL E63 Estate/wagons come with panoramic roof. It was standard equipment. I may be wrong... we can ask my wife.


That said, I love my roof. Wouldn't want it without and don't care about the weight. What, it'll weigh 4200 instead of 4300lbs? haha
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Originally Posted by Silverp30wagon View Post
From what I've read. ALL E63 Estate/wagons come with panoramic roof. It was standard equipment. I may be wrong... we can ask my wife.


That said, I love my roof. Wouldn't want it without and don't care about the weight. What, it'll weigh 4200 instead of 4300lbs? haha
Pretty sure all 2014+ U.S. Spec wagons have pano standard.

4300 lbs.??!! Mine needs to go on a diet....mine weighed 4700 with 1/2 tank of fuel.
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Mine weighs in at 4700 also but does a fine job of hauling lumber, top soil, small fruit trees and anything else that needs a ride. It's a workin wagon.
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From what I've read. ALL E63 Estate/wagons come with panoramic roof. It was standard equipment. I may be wrong... we can ask my wife.
Correct. It is standard for the States. Not sure about Canada. ROW gets to pick metal roof, sunroof, or pano. That's expected given the States get the E63 wagon cheaper than ROW.
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Family of four
11 days, 4 states, 1200 miles, beach (Florida panhandle), mountains of NC, wedding in Nashville. This little workhorse had plenty of space and loves to gobble up copious stretches of highway!
Destin, Pensacola, Seaside, PC?
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Destin, Pensacola, Seaside, PC?
Seacrest Beach on 30A....in between Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach. Just had the car detailed today. Removed road trip snacks (popcorn, crackers, pringles and a few corn nuts) and just a wee bit of sand lol.
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Was on 30A today in Grayton Beach.
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This is what the wagon looks like if we leave for just a regular weekend into the mountains. Wife, myself, 5 months old daughter.

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This is what the wagon looks like if we leave for just a regular weekend into the mountains. Wife, myself, 5 months old daughter.
Haha perfect!!
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