• Dec 9, 2009
Wagon Attack II– Click above to watch the (epic) video

More than a few Autobloggers regularly pine for the days when Honda (among other automakers) built simpler, smaller, lighter cars that were still packed with functionality. A sterling example of this philosophy is Honda's mid-Eighties Civic Wagon, the pioneering pent-roof with the brand's then-new RealTime 4WD system. Arguably one of the earliest crossovers, the Civic Wagon was incredibly robust, and more than a few enterprising shadetree mechanics have subsequently realized that they have similar tuning potential to their far more popular sedan and hatchback cousins. Enter the Attack Wagon.

Not only is the subject of Wagon Attack II a thoroughly bitchin' example of what can be done with forced induction and a few bulletproofing sessions, the folks that made the above video clearly went beyond the call of duty to chronicle its awesomeness in high-definition. Click through to the jump to watch the most entertaining – and arguably best quality – car video you'll see today. When you're done watching the 1989 Honda earn its Civic Shuttle namesake (as it was known in other markets) vaulting off Michigan's Silver Lake Sand Dunes and tearing around broken-down airport runways, be sure to check out the making-of video as well.

And yes, we want one now too. Thanks for the tip, Luke!

[Source: WagonAttack.com]





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      • 5 Years Ago
      The video really lived up to the title!
      Great production and editing, and of course driving!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Almost Top Gear-esque quality and style with the cinematography, very cool!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Of all the Honda Accord wagon films I've seen, that is the definitely the best!
      • 5 Years Ago
      There is something to be said about a car u can beat the crap out of and not have to worry. ACES!
      • 5 Years Ago
      ,,, lol.. wow.. haha.. too much time / money on their hands
        • 5 Years Ago
        Too much money?? it's a $1500 honda wagon, and they decided to have some fun and film it. What do you do with your time and money that's so much better?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm just glad they didn't make us listen to rap music.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Glad they didn't make us listen to that country crap!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Love them compact wagons. :)

      '81 Civic Wagon

      '95 Corolla Wagon

      next??????????? I'm waiting for something good.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I almost bought one of these this past summer. It only had 54,000 miles on it too. Seeing this video makes me wish I'd actually bought it...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sort of. The main difference between buying a Civic wagon and buying a Crosstour is that buying the Civic wouldn't involve a trip to the insane asylum immediately after the purchase.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You coulda bought a brand new Accord Crosstour. They're the same thing... right? Right?

        :P
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why does it beep? Stupid wagon.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They should put these guys in charge of making a US Top Gear. That video was great, and it's pretty obvious that they are already fans.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Excellent production and editing!
      • 5 Years Ago
      yaaa.... I'd Still take the evo.

      great production though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        which is the logical choice
        • 5 Years Ago
        Did you compare an evo to an 80's civic wagon?
        That's like saying "I'd take a Ferrari over having the plague."
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