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Cool cars for senior drivers. Top 3 station wagons





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The sturdy, reliable station wagon - once the archetypal ‘sensible’ car for the senior driver. But station wagons have evolved into sleek and cool cars in their own right. Here are three station wagons that mean business. These cars will take you places far more exciting than Bingo games and a gentle stroll in the park.

Top 3 station wagons for senior drivers

1) Volvo V90 Cross Country

Once upon a time, a brown Volvo station wagon signified you were about to shuffle into your retirement years. Not anymore. The V90 Cross Country is oceans apart from that old brown Volvo box, and quickly dispels the notion that Volvo makes cars for old fogeys. The V90’s long, sleek body is guaranteed to turn heads. The Cross Country version is slightly raised off the ground, with extra body cladding and standard all-wheel-drive to allow you to lead an active lifestyle in wilder places.

2) Volkswagen Passat Variant

The Passat Variant may look a bit ordinary, but this unassuming station wagon is packed to the gills with impressive technology and features. In 2.0-litre TSI guise, the Passat Variant comes with a whole host of goodies, including a digital Active Info Display instrument panel, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with smartphone compatibility for Apple and Android phones. As well as a very nice panoramic sunroof! Most importantly, it has a truly colossal boot, with a massive 650 litres of capacity, making the Passat Variant ideal for whatever you want to do, whether it’s heading to the golf course, taking your grandkids to the beach, or simply going to the park for a spot of cycling.

3) Audi RS 6 Avant

If you believe in the adage that you’ve haven’t lived until you’re 60, then here’s the car to let you live out your glory days. The Audi RS 6 Avant may take the form of a station wagon, but it is more of an extreme sports car. A 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 producing a whopping 560bhp and  700Nm of torque is sheer insanity in any car, let alone one which has 565 litres of cargo capacity. Enough to hold a couple of German Shepherds, and a pack of Labradors. 0-100km/h is reached in an astonishing 3.9 seconds, ensuring that you’ll escape Ikea, basically no time at all. Wunderbar!

For more car tips for senior drivers, look out for regular posts in this series.

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